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How do I tell if my current Chef qualification is valid for an Australian Chef skills assessment?

Applying for a Chef skills assessment 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 skills assessment as a Chef […]

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If my partner is the main applicant for the visa should I complete the Chef skills assessment for Australia?

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s Australian visa application. If you completed the Chef skills assessment for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. You would also benefit from the Chef certificate IV in commercial cookery […]

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What age can a Chef migrate to Australia?

If you are a Chef looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Chefs will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. Chefs between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their […]

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How to get a Chef job in Australia

Getting a Chef job in Australia isn’t too hard for Chefs. Australia has lots of pubs, restaurants and holiday destinations that require great Chefs. Our busy cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth are always on the look out for skilled Chefs to work in Australia. We also have a need for Chefs in rural […]

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What is the difference between the Chef skills assessment and Cook skills assessment for Australia?

In Australia, Chef = Chief! A Chef in Australia must be able to demonstrate a broad range of kitchen management skills and experience, in addition to cooking skills. This includes people management (e.g. rotas, coaching, training & development, handling conflict), finance management (budgeting, costings, stock control) as well as daily operational management including overseeing Food […]

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How long does your Australian Chef skills assessment last?

Your TRA Australian Chef skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment was issued. This means that you need to have your invitation to apply for the visa within 3 years of your skills assessment completion. Your Australian certificate IV in commercial cookery has no expiry date.

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How does the Down Under Centre help with your Chef skills assessment?

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Chef 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 […]

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