Bricklayer skills assessment Australia
We work closely with TRA Approved RTO’s to deliver the Bricklayer skills assessment to Bricklayers emigrating to Australia. The Down Under Centre works with UK and Irish Bricklayers to ensure they are prepared for their Bricklaying skills assessment. Bricklayer ANZSCO Code 331111.
The RTOs we work with are Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) approved to deliver Skills Assessments for Bricklayers migrating to Australia.
The Down Under Centre can assist you in completing your application for a Bricklaying skills assessment. Once you have successfully passed your skills assessment as a Bricklayer, you will be given your Australian Bricklaying Certificate III which is now your Australian Bricklaying Qualification. Australian employers may ask for this qualification prior to employment in Australia.See our Frequently Asked Questions for Bricklayers 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 Bricklayer skills assessment.
Process for Bricklaying Skills Assessment for Australia
The skills assessment process for Bricklayers is in 2 stages. Bricklaying in Australia is not a licensed trade but many Bricklayers in Australia may move onto to be builders or project managers. It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Bricklaying skills assessment you will receive your Bricklaying Australian qualification which will be required when you apply for your Builder’s licence.
1. Documentary Assessment for Bricklayer skills assessment Australia $1,280
This part of the skills assessment and in fact the visa is considered the most difficult part by many clients. You need to prove you are a qualified or an experienced Bricklayer.
- 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 also need to prove that you have been working as a Bricklayer for 12 months out of the last 36 months.
Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT
It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Bricklayer skills assessment is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification. The Down Under Centre 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 Bricklayer skills assessment Australia $2,000
The final part of your skills assessment as a Bricklayer is an online Technical interview.
We will organise an Australian Qualified Bricklayer who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in all Bricklaying components to discuss your application with you as well as your everyday working life as a Bricklayer. . Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified bricklayer 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 Bricklayer that has required a site visit, as we work closely with bricklayers 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 to put you at ease.
Testimonials from Bricklayers who completed the Bricklayer skills assessment
Lee Barnard- ‘Really pleased with the service that The Down Under Centre provided! Very helpful in answering all my quesitions and really friendly! A pleasure to work with!
Stephen Chinnock: The Down Under Centre turned our experience around to make it more positive. They gave us good information and were able to answer all of our questions.
Duncan Smith: I found the support given very helpful. I am pleased with the service. I received all the information I needed for the process. Perfect!
Free Australia Visa Points Calculator
Complete our Australian visa points calculator to check your eligibility to immigrate to Australia as a Bricklayer.
Duties of Bricklayers in Australia
Bricklaying in Australia is a very well respected trade. There is a demand for Bricklayers as Australia has a growing economy and an ageing population meaning our workforce is drying up. Bricklayers in Australia need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying. (Bricklayer ANZSCO 331111)
Bricklayers complete tasks in domestic, commercial or industrial work places. Most commonly bricklayers in Australia will work on a building site. Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone, concrete and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures.
Bricklayers looking to migrate to Australia would need to be able to complete the following tasks:
Brick and block cutting Cavity brick work. Veneer work. Multi thickness brickwork and blockwork. Paving Curved walls. Retaining walls. Steps. Arches and chimneys. Work from plans and specifications. Check the vertical and horizontal alignment of work. Use various tools and brick-cutting machines to cut and shape bricks. Repair and maintain clay bricks, cement blocks/bricks and related structures. Erect scaffolding (subject to licence requirements in some states). Lay bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spread mortar between joints. Construct walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks.
Bricklayer jobs in Australia
Bricklaying in Australia is a very well paid Job. The demand for bricklayers to work in Australia has risen over the years. Don’t forget if you are employed as an Australian bricklayer you are entitled to a pension, which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage.
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. We have many jobs available for Carpenters in Australia and new jobs are being posted every day on the DUC Employment Hub.
Bricklayer jobs via DUC Employment Hub:
Location: New South Wales
This employer is looking for experienced brick and block layers and they are offering above award wages for skilled tradesmen. Uniforms provided and for the right candidate, a work vehicle. Experienced brick layer required with high attention to detail required for well established brick laying company servicing all areas of NSW. Offering employer sponsorship for Bricklayers!
Salary: $45 per hour and above plus super
A reputable business looking to hire experienced blocklayers for work on various job sites in the Townsville area. This position is full-time with a an average wage of $45 per hour. To be discussed with the successful applicant.
Bricklayers emigrating to Australia FAQs
The Australian Bricklayer skills assessment has 2 mandatory stages that need to be completed and you need to be able to prove to the assessor that you have the necessary skills as a Bricklayer.
The first stage of the skills assessment is paper based, proving you are a Bricklayer through payslips, tax evidence, detailed CV, work references, qualifications.
The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Bricklayer who is also an assessor and will ask you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge required to work as a Bricklayer in Australia. All assessments are held in English and no interpreter is allowed. This is conducted via a chat over Skype or Zoom. Once you have passed the required standards of the Technical Assessment you will receive your skills assessment outcome letter and Australian Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying. The Bricklayer Australian certificate is valuable for Bricklayers migrating to Australia.
No, it’s not required. You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Bricklayer and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification, so if you are from the UK and hold a formal qualification as a Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer skills assessment for Australian migration. The cost for the Documentary Assessment is $1280 and for the Technical Interview the cost is $2000.
An Australian Bricklayer 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 a Bricklayer under the Australian guidelines.
Many people want to immigrate to Australia as a Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer you will need to complete the Bricklayer skills assessment for a skilled visa.
The DUC collaborates with an approved assessing body to deliver the Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer 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 Bricklayers, 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 Bricklayers 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 Bricklayers 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 Bricklayer skills assessment so that migrating to Australia as a Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer we can talk you through what skill set is required for a successful skills assessment to achieve your dream move to Australia.
Your TRA Bricklayer 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 Bricklaying and Blocklaying has no expiry date.
Getting a job as a Bricklayer in Australia can be done from your country of origin. There is a lot of work in Australia for Bricklayers. 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 Bricklayers 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 Bricklayer skills assessment you will receive your TRA skills assessment required for a skilled visa to Australia and you will also receive your Australian Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying.
If you are a Bricklayer looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Bricklayers will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. A Bricklayer 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 a Bricklayer.
If my partner is the main applicant for the Australia visa process, should I complete the Bricklayer 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 Australia visa application. If you completed the Bricklayer 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 Bricklaying and Blocklaying which is very appealing. This also means the employer knows you have the Australian standards and are competent in the trade.
How do I tell if my current Bricklayer qualification is valid for an Australian skills assessment?
Applying for a skills assessment as a Bricklayer 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 a Bricklayer and obtain a visa to work in Australia. If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian Bricklayer skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.