Automotive Electrician skills assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to have TRA Approved RTOs working from our building. We work very close with these RTOs and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Automotive Electrician skills assessment for migration to Australia. Automotive Electrician ANZSCO Code 321111.

We assist Automotive Electricians emigrating to Australia. On completion of the Automotive Electrician skills assessment Australia, you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Automotive Electricians emigrating to Australia

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options. Or call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak to Wes Zandt who can explain the Automotive Electrician skills assessment.

Process for Automotive Electricians skills assessment Australia

Automotive Electrician is not a licensed trade but some employers in Australia may insist you hold your Automotive Electrician Australian qualification.

1. Documentary Assessment for Automotive Electrician skills assessment Australia $1,280

This is where you will need to provide as much information and documentary evidence as you can of your previous work experience as an Automotive Electrician.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.

  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience.

You will also need to prove that you have worked in this trade for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.

There will be a list of mandatory documentation that you must provide and a list of useful documentation that you could include in your application. You will also need to supply contact details of one or two work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Automotive Electrician skills assessment is also required for your Australian visa. The Down Under Centre offer an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian Automotive Electrical skills assessment, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. With the Down Under Centre, we will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Interview for Automotive Electrician skills assessment Australia $2,000

An assessor will review the information and evidence you have provided and begin to match your skills to the units/subjects in the qualification.

An online Technical interview with the assessor will be arranged to discuss and identify your previous experience. You will be required to answer industry related questions to confirm and identify your current skills.

Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified Automotive Electrician, they will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/ site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit as yet as we work closely with them to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease.

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Automotive Electricians in Australia

Automotive Electricians will mainly connect, preserve and repair electrics and electronic mechanisms in motor vehicles.

Other tasks as an Automotive Electrician would include using test equipment to find electrical and electronic faults as well as dismantling and removing any electrical and electronic assemblies and components. You will install electrical gear and electronic apparatuses in motor vehicles and be connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and fittings to power supply. Additionally, you need to be altering engine control systems and effectiveness as well as testing and substituting defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors. Furthermore, your tasks will include mending and replacing defective ignition and electrical cabling and replacing faulty parts such as fuses, lamps and switches.

Automotive Electrician jobs in Australia

If you choose to work in the Electrical industry you could be earning up to $45 an hour. The DUC Employment Hub is a tool that connects migrants to employers in Australia as well as providing you with a relocation hub to make your journey to Australia smoother.

Jobs posted for Automotive Electricians in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: $50,000 to $80,000
Installation and servicing of vehicle safety systems including GPS trackers, Dashcams, Mobile DVR systems, Driver fatigue monitor systems and other automotive electrical products. A company vehicle, tools, mobile phone and uniform are supplied along with job specific training. Offering employer sponsorship.

Location: Bellbowrie, Queensland
Salary: $50,000 to $60,000
A reputed Automotive dealer is looking for skilled Auto Electricians for their workshop. Duties include:
• Discuss problems with clients and diagnose faults by using own skills and computerised test equipment
• Troubleshoot, repair or replace worn or faulty parts of electrical Systems other parts etc
• Adjust engine control systems and timing
• Ensure work is completed and tested as per the agreed time
• Carry out other basic mechanical duties and adhere to safety guidelines
• Provide high quality customer service and attend to all client’s responses
• Provide training for apprentices and fellow work colleagues
• Ensure all Company tools and personal tools are looked after and maintain properly

Automotive Electricians emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Automotive Electrician skills assessment has 2 mandatory stages. You need to be able to prove to the assessor that you have the necessary skills as a Automotive Electrician.

The first stage of the skills assessment is paper based, proving you are a Automotive Electrician. This is proved through payslips, tax evidence, detailed CV, work references, qualifications.  

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Automotive Electrician, who is also a qualified assessor. You will be asked a range of questions about the skills and knowledge required to work as a Automotive Electrician in Australia. All assessments are held in English and no interpreter is allowed. This is conducted via a chat over Skype or Zoom.

On successful completion, you will receive your skills assessment outcome letter and Australian certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. The Automotive Electrician Australian certificate is valuable for Automotive Electricians migrating to Australia.

No, it’s not required. You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as an Automotive Electrician and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification. So, if you are from the UK and hold a formal qualification as an Automotive Electrician you would only require the 3 years of employment experience.

If you have NO NVQ or formal training for example, then you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid employment experience. It is common for our clients to be assessed without holding any formal training or qualification so we use your 5 years of paid work experience as evidence. Your evidence also must show you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years and must be able to be verified.

The cost of the skills assessment is dictated by TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). You pay them directly and they have chosen RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the Automotive Electrician skills assessment for Australian migration. The cost for the Documentary Assessment is $1280 and for the Technical Interview the cost is $2000.

An Australian Automotive Electrician skills assessment is required so that you, the migrant, can apply for an Australian Visa. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are in fact an Automotive Electrician under the Australian guidelines.

Many people want to immigrate to Australia as an Automotive Electrician but without a skills assessment delivered by an approved assessing body, Australian Immigration have no way in checking a migrant has the necessary skills. To emigrate to Australia as a Automotive Electrician you will need to complete the Automotive Electrician skills assessment for a skilled visa.

The DUC collaborates with an approved assessing body to deliver the Automotive Electrician skills assessment for migration to Australia. We know exactly what is required and offer an Agency service to assist with that skills assessment. The DUC Agency Fee is £550 + VAT.

What’s included in that Agency Fee?

You will receive a unique login to the DUC Client Portal which explains everything you need to provide, giving templates and precise details on what to gather and how to gather it. For many this is the hardest part of the process but is key to a successful application; we know what is required because the DUC Skills Team work closely with the assessing body. We have been part of the Automotive Electrician skills assessment process for 8+ years. The DUC Skills Team will lodge your application and liaise with the assessing body.

Telephone assistance Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm – and even out-of-hours by arrangement. We have staff specifically dedicated to working with Automotive Electricians, so you’ll always be working with the same person.

As a DUC client you also have access to our exclusive Facebook Group where you can get expert help from other DUC Automotive Electricians who can give you an insight into the content of the technical interview. You can chat with other DUC clients, who may be at different stages of the process, for their guidance on the English test, skills process and the practicalities of moving to Australia. The DUC Visa Team post relevant updates as they happen.

We will also provide information on the various English tests available, the various scoring systems and even provide a 10% discount code for the PTE Pearson Academic test.

You, will receive FREE access to the DUC Employment Hub (and your partner, if applicable) – a tool that connects migrants to employers and provides invaluable assistance with your relocation. You will receive a 1-hour consultation with a relocation expert who has migrated themselves. This consultation will introduce you to our service provider partners who can save you money on your move. See how the DUC EH works.

The Down Under Centre work closely with the assessing body for Automotive Electricians who are looking to immigrate to Australia. We are very proud to be working with a TRA skills assessment provider and we have many years’ experience with clients. We hold your hand through the Automotive Electrician skills assessment so that migrating to Australia as a Automotive Electrician is as smooth as possible.

Emigrating has its challenges and you the migrant will have plenty of questions, we will know the answers and be available through working hours to answer any of your questions. As the occupation is classed as a Automotive Electrician, we can talk you through what skill set is required for a successful skills assessment to achieve your dream move to Australia.

Your TRA Automotive Electrician skills assessment for is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment was issued.

This means you need to have your invitation to apply for your Australian visa before the 3 years is up. Your Australian Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology has no expiry date.

Getting a job as an Automotive Electrician in Australia can be done from your country of origin. There is a lot of work in Australia for Automotive Electricians. the Down Under Centre also work with many Australian employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants, the employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Automotive Electricians moving to Australia by using our exclusive DUC Employment Hub. Our employment hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia as well as receiving a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Automotive Electrician skills assessment you will receive your TRA skills assessment required for a skilled visa to Australia. You will also receive your Australian Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

If you are an Automotive Electrician looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Automotive Electricians will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. An Automotive Electrician between the ages of 25 to 32 years old would generate the maximum points for age towards their Australian visa application. Complete our free visa points calculator to confirm your points.

If you are also lucky enough to be under 31 years old you can look into the Australian Working Holiday Visa.

Yes you can! First, complete our free visa points calculator. We’ll contact you to determine your eligibility for migrating to Australia and will explain the Australian migration process. We have clients all over the world and the ability to get you to Australia as an Automotive Electrician.

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s Australia visa application. If you completed the Automotive Electrician skills assessment successfully for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. 

Not only do you get extra points for an Australian skilled visa, you will also arrive in Australia with your Australian certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology which is very appealing. This also means the employer knows you have the Australian standards and are competent in the trade.

Applying for a skills assessment as an Automotive Electrician to migrate to Australia does not necessarily require a qualification; this is dependent upon the country of your passport. 

The Down Under Centre has access to Australia’s Country Education Profiles and can confirm if your qualifications will be recognised so you can complete your Australian skills assessment as an Automotive Electrician and obtain a visa to work in Australia. If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian Automotive Electrician skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.

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