Is a qualification required to start the Metal Machinist skills assessment for Australian migration?
No, it’s not mandatory that you hold a Metal Machinist qualification to migrate to Australia as a Metal Machinist.
You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Metal Machinist (Please note these qualifications could fall under many engineering qualifications) and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification for the Metal Machinist (First Class) skills assessment.
If you don’t have an NVQ3, you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Metal Machinist. It is common for clients to be assessed without holding any formal training or qualification so we use your 5 years of paid work experience as proof for Australian migration.