Carpenter and Joiner 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 to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment for Australia. Carpenter and Joiner ANZSCO Code 331211.

If you are a Carpenter and Joiner migrating to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment. On completion of the Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III as a Carpenter and Joiner. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the Technical Skype interviews daily from our building in London. If you are based in Scotland we have venues closer to home where you can complete your Technical Skype interview.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Carpenter and Joiners emigrating to Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, complete our free visa points calculator and/or call us on 0203 376 1555 and speak to Wes Zandt, who can explain the Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment.

Process for Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment for Australia

The process is broken up into two stages. Carpenter and Joiner is not a licensed trade but many employers insist you hold your Australian Carpenter and Joiner Qualification for registration and insurance purposes. It’s also important to know that each state and territory in Australia has different regulations and if you require a builders license you will need to obtain a Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery prior to applying for your builders License.

1. Documentary Assessment for Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment Australia $1,280

In short, you are required to prove you are a Carpenter and Joiner and have the necessary skills to work as a Carpenter and Joiner in Australia.

  • 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 worked as a Carpenter and Joiner 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 such as; payslips, banking and statements of service. 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 Carpentry & Joinery skills assessment is also required for your Australian 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, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. 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 Skype Interview for Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment for Carpenter and Joiner is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue The Down Under Centre based conveniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station. downundercentre.com/contact

We will organise an Australian qualified Carpenter and Joiner who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in carpentry and joinery to discuss your application and your everyday working life as a Carpenter and Joiner. Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified Carpenter and Joiner, you may be asked 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.

Testimonials from previous clients who completed their Australian skills assessment.

“Great service from start to finish during my carpentry skills assessment. Very quick and informative process. Highly recommend the Down Under Centre”

Nathan Atkinson

“Came for my skills assessment, very easy to find and made to feel very welcome by Mars ad Will. Nothing is too much trouble for DUC, everyone is very nice and very helpful both by email and in person. DUC is the way forward!” 

Paul Foster

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Carpenter and Joiner Australia tasks

Carpentry and Joinery in Australia is a very well respected trade. There is a need for Carpenter and Joiners as Australia has a growing economy and an ageing population. In Australia Carpenter and Joiners need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate III. Carpenter and Joiner ANZSCO Code 331211.

Carpenters and Joiners complete tasks in domestic, commercial or industrial work places. It’s important to note that Joiners are expected to have experience in a work shop making timber products for fixing. Carpenters and Joiners also maintain buildings ranging in size of all sorts. Carpenter and Joiners install joinery components and cabinetry duties, construct, install and repair wooden and metal structures and erect buildings. They are required on mine sites and power stations and in cities to build high rises, flats and much more.

To work as a Carpenters and Joiner in Australia you will be required to work in roofing aspects including truss roofs, flat roofs and pitched roofs. You will need to be able to complete all first and second fix work including hanging doors, fixing frames around windows and doors and building kitchen and bathroom units.

Carpenter and Joiners in Australia are required to complete the following tasks:

studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures Working with carpentry and joinery hand tools and electric tools. ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts Work with builders to plan housing structures. 1st fix and 2nd fix work. cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures stairs. nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames ceiling framing. assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install cutting wood joints may construct concrete formwork may repair existing fittings may work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

Many if not all of the tasks specified are what you have or are already completing on a day to day basis in the UK. During your Australian Carpenter and Joinery skills assessment you will need to prove that you have the experience and know how to carry out the tasks outlined above and therefore work as a Carpenters and Joiner in Australia. If you require more information on Australian Carpenters and Joinery requirements, please call the Down Under Centre on 0203 376 1555 and we will be more than happy to talk you through them in more detail.

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Carpenter and Joiner jobs in Australia.

There is currently work in Australia for Carpenters and Joiners. 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.

Carpenter and Joiners emigrating to Australia FAQs

If you want to move to Australia as a Carpenter and Joiner on a skilled (points based) visa you are required to complete the Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment.

The skill assessing regulator for a Carpenter and Joiner is TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). TRA have selected RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment for migration to Australia.

The Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment is a 2-step process; you need to prove to the assessor that you have the necessary skills as a Carpenter and Joiner.

The first stage is paper based, proving your skills as a Carpenter and Joiner through detailed statements from employers detailing your duties, pay and tax details for when you were working as a Carpenter and Joiner, detailed CV showing all training and work experience, photos of your skills, videos displaying your expertise and your Carpenter and Joiner qualifications.

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Carpenter and Joiner who is also a qualified trainer and assessor; this is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where you have a one-to-one with our Australian Carpenter and Joiner Assessor.  

Ideally, you want to have completed an Apprenticeship as a Carpenter and Joiner and hold an NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery. Along with this, you would need 3 years of paid work experience as a Carpenter and Joiner. However, if you don’t have any trade related qualifications, you can still get a positive skills assessment as a Carpenter and Joiner provided you have a minimum of 5 years’ paid work experience as a Carpenter ad Joiner.

The cost of the skills assessment for a Carpenter and Joiner is dictated by TRA; you pay them directly. The cost for the Documentary Assessment is $1,280 and for the Technical Interview the cost is $2,000.

A skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to Australia.  The skills assessment is the way Australian Immigration can confirm that you are a Carpenter and Joiner, and have the relevant Carpentry and Joinery skills to match the Australian guidelines. 

Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) is an approved TRA assessing body; they have an office in the Down Under Centre and can be contacted on 0203 780 2437

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Carpenter and Joiner 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 Carpenter and Joiner 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 Carpenters and Joiners, 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 Carpenter and Joiners 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 are very proud to be working with a recognised TRA Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment provider. We have many years’ experience of working with Carpenters and Joiners, have developed software to assist with the process, and have the staff to hold your hand throughout the Carpenter and Joinery skills assessment process.

You also get the opportunity to speak with other Carpenters and Joiners who have gone through the Australian skills assessment process via our exclusive Facebook Group.

Migrating to Australia as a Carpenter and Joiner has its challenges and you, the migrant, will have plenty of questions. We know the answers and are always available to answer any of your questions.

Your TRA Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment is issued.  This means you need to have received your Invitation to Apply for the Visa before the 3 years is up.

As part of the Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment you will receive an Australian Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery.  This is a qualification that will help when looking for work as a Carpenter and Joiner in Australia and has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Carpenter and Joiner in Australia will depend on the current job market; most states of Australia are screaming out for Carpenter and Joiners.

Upon completion of your Australian Carpenter and Joinery skills assessment you will receive your Australian Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery. This is required to obtain the relevant registration and licenses you need for whichever state of Australia you migrate to.

The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Carpenter and Joiner employers who want English speaking, skilled migrants.  Employers hire Carpenter and Joiners moving to Australia via our DUC Employment Hub. The DUC Employment Hub will also explain how Carpenter and Joiners can prepare for their move to Australia. The DUC Employment Hub has a section that explains what each state requires for Carpenters and Joiners to apply for their registration.

Our Relocation Team in Australia can also help Carpenters and Joiners with employment opportunities.

Carpenter and Joiners do usually need to complete and English test when emigrating to Australia, to generate points towards the Australian visa application.

If you are a Carpenter and Joiner looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old.

However at age 18, Carpenter and Joiners will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. Carpenter and Joiners between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their Australian visa application.

Yes, we can. First, complete our free visa points calculator. We’ll contact you to determine your eligibility to migrate to Australia and explain the Australian visa process for Carpenter and Joiners.

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 Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. 

You would also benefit from the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery which will benefit when applying for a job as a Carpenter and Joiner in Australia.

Applying for a skills assessment as a Carpenter and Joiner 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 Carpenter and Joiner skills assessment and obtain a visa to work in Australia as a Carpenter and Joiner.

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