Carpenter Skills Assessment Australia

If you are a Carpenter, looking to move to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Carpentry Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia(TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s) to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their carpentry Skills Assessment for Australia.

On completion of the carpentry Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Carpentry. 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 would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak with Wes Zandt who can discuss the Carpenter Skills Assessment with you.

The Down Under Centre specialises in Skills Assessments for Carpenters. We work with numerous clients directly to ensure that all Carpentry Skills Assessments completed are perfect prior to submission to the assessing body.

Find out more about our Agency Service for carpenters who want to migrate to Australia.

Process for Carpenter Skills Assessment Australia

The process is broken up into three stages. Carpentry is not a licensed trade but many employers insist you hold your Australian Carpentry 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 prior to applying for your builders License.

1. Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

An online self-evaluation form to make sure your skill level is at the standard immigration is looking for. Please note the mandatory requirements and how many electives you will need to complete. Please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555 to obtain the Self Assessment Questionnaire. This is a free service. 

2. Documentary Assessment

In short,  you are required to prove you are a carpenter and have the necessary skills to work as a carpenter 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 will also need to prove that you have worked as a carpenter for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, invoices, bank statements, statements of service and more. You also need to make sure you supply at least 20 photos of your carpentry work.

Down Under Centre Agency Service

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Carpentry 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, 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.

3. Technical Skype Interview

The final part of your Skills Assessment for carpenter 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 Alternatively you can choose to carry out your technical Skype interview at a venue in Scotland.

We will organise an Australian qualified carpenter who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in carpentry to discuss your stage two application with you and your everyday working life as a carpenter. This is why it’s very important that you have provided the assessing body and their assessor with a complete application. Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified carpenter he will ask you to provide further information 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.


“5 Stars! – It was a pleasure to use Down Under Centre to obtain the equivalent qualification I have here in the UK to an Australian qualification.
I worked closely with Nikki who was friendly and helpful, and helped me step by step through this. The process was actually quite easy really. When I arrived for my technical interview I received a warm welcome, I was still nervous though. All the work up for nothing. The assessor was easy to talk to which made me feel relaxed. I would definitely recommend using the Down Under Centre and would like to say a big thank you to Nikki and the team.” – Matthew Kemp

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Carpentry in Australia is a very well respected trade. There is a need for carpenters as Australia has a growing economy and an ageing population. In Australia carpenters need to complete a four year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 in carpentry. (ANZSCO; 331212)

Carpenters complete tasks in domestic, commercial or industrial work places. Carpenters also maintain buildings ranging in size of all sorts. Most commonly carpenters will work on a building site.  Carpenters 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 more.

To work as a carpenter 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. Carpenters in Australia need to be able to complete flooring tasks, bearers and joists, laying timber floors and preparing sub floors. Carpenters are required for setting out new buildings and therefore need to know how to measure and plan out jobs. Most Australian employers would expect carpenters to be able to calculate and order the correct amount of materials required for a specific job. Carpenters in Australia need to work with carpentry tools both hand and explosive, including circular saws, ban saws, nail guns, jigsaws, hammer drills, plunge saws, sanders. It is obviously important that all carpenters can level and finish work to a high standard. As a carpenter in Australia you will be required to work at heights and know how to use scaffolding safely.

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.



There is currently work in Australia for carpenters.

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.