Shopfitting AQF III
An AQF III Qualification is required for specific Trades, so that you can go on further to gain your Trades Skills Assessment from TRA for the purpose of migration.
The Down Under Centre work closely with Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s), in Ealing Broadway, London. We work closely with these RTO’s to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their AQF III Qualification.
Process for Shopfitting AQF III
1. SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE EVALUATION
This is a self-assessment eligibility tool to make sure you have the skills required to complete this process.
To get started on your Self-Assessment Questionnaire, please call the Down Under Centre on 0203 376 1555. This is a free service.
2. ENROLMENT FORM
Completing your personal details and providing ID verification documents before we can issue your client pack to start your process.
3. CLIENT PACK / GATHERING YOUR EVIDENCE
Once you are satisfied with your Enrolment form and self-assessment and you have the green light, you are ready to complete your AQF III Qualification.
In short, you are required to prove you have the necessary skills to work as your trade in Australia. You will need to provide evidence that you have been qualified for more than four years and that you have worked in your trade for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.
You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, tax records, invoices, bank statements and/ or employment references.
Down Under Centre Agency Service
The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you at this stage as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. It pays to make sure you gather the year’s evidence your migration agent requires correctly so that you are not going back and forth to employers. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you. https://www.downundercentre.com/australian-skill-assessments
4. TECHNICAL SKYPE INTERVIEW
The final part of getting your AQF III Qualification is a technical skype interview with an Australian qualified tradesperson from your trade area. Applicants are required to validate their skills and knowledge during the technical interview. The assessor will focus on collected evidence, in particular employment history and skills and knowledge, to determine whether the competencies of the Australian Qualification are met. This fee is paid directly to the assessing body in order to undertake your technical interview.
**Please note that, should you need to cancel/reschedule your interview or fail to bring the correct ID & paperwork on the day, you must pay a fee to the assessing body.
5. PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT (*Uncommon)
This stage is only required if the assessor from your Technical Skype Interview is not confident of your skills. They will request a site visit for your Practical Demonstration. This is used to gain a further insight into the applicant’s competency, by way of demonstrating skills, using appropriate tools and equipment. The task based activity may be conducted in a dedicated training facility or on an actual worksite. Please note, the assessing body will not provide the relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or tools and equipment for the tasks, and each applicant is required to supply their own. Failure to bring appropriate PPE may mean that the applicant could be excluded from the Practical demonstration.
You will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account.
Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.