Drainer Skills Assessment Australia

If you are a Drainer looking to migrate to Australia, we can assist you to obtain your Drainer skills assessment for Australia. Drainer ANZSCO Code 334113.

If you do not hold a relevant qualification as a Drainer, you will be required to complete the AQF II in Drainage and prove a minimum of 3 years of work experience as a Drainer, so that you can go on further to gain your Drainer skills assessment from Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) for the purpose of migrating to Australia.

If you do hold a relevant qualification, and have 3 years of work experience, click here for the Drainer skills assessment process.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Drainers 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.

The Down Under Centre is proud to work directly with the approved assessing body for the Drainer AQF. We work closely with the assessing body and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their RPL Qualification.

Process for Drainer AQF II

You are required to prove you are a Drainer and have the necessary skills to work as a Drainer in Australia. The cost of the Drainer AQF is $3,500.

1. Gathering your evidence for Drainer AQF

You are required to prove you are a Drainer and have the necessary skills to work as a Drainer in Australia. To obtain the Drainer AQF II, you will need to prove a minimum of 3 years of work experience as a Drainer.

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. You will also need to supply contact details of work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

You will also need to prove that you have worked as a Drainer for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. Work experience as a Drainer will need to be proved via pay slips, invoices, bank statements, statements of service and more. You also need to make sure you supply photo/video evidence of you completing Drainage duties and tasks.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £600 + VAT

The Down Under Centre can offer an Agency Service to assist you in gathering your evidence for the Australian Qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Interview for Drainer AQF

Your assessor will review the information and evidence you have provided and begin to match your skills to the units/subjects in the qualification and organise a technical interview. You will be required to answer industry related questions to identify your current skills as a Drainer via an online technical interview.

Once you have successfully completed, you will obtain your Certificate II in Drainage and can then move on to complete the Drainer skills assessment Australia.

Testimonials from DUC clients emigrating to Australia

Drainer skills assessment Australia process

The Down Under Centre can work with you to submit your Drainer skills assessment application to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) where we advise and collect the required documentation and liaise with TRA on your behalf.

The TRA Drainer skills assessment is a paper-based application only and the fee is set at $795.

Call us on 0203 376 1555 to discuss how we can assist you.

Free Australia Visa Points Calculator

Complete our free points calculator to check your eligibility for a visa to migrate to Australia as a Drainer.

Drainers in Australia

As a Drainer in Australia, you should be able to Installs, maintain and design below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems.

• Carry out WHS requirements
• Handle and store plumbing materials
• Carry out levelling
• Locate and clear blockages
• You need to be learning blueprints, drawings read plans and calculate drainage quantaties and specifications to govern the layout of plumbing systems and the resources required.
• Also, you’ll be joining sewerage and effluent propelling equipment and disposal systems.

Tasks for Drainers in Australia include:
• Installing under-ground drainage systems and connected ground support systems
• Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
• Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
• Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system,
• Install trench support

Drainer jobs in Australia

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. Jobs are being posted every day. www.ducemploymenthub.com/job_opp.php

Location: Western Australia (Employer Sponsorship available)
Salary: $93K to $105K + superannuation + mobile phone allowance
This employer is looking to sponsor drainers that are experienced in the installation of stormwater, sewerage, water and gas infrastructure. They are seeking experienced Drainers who have worked on large land development and residential or industrial civil construction project sites.
Essential requirements are:
• Highly skilled in installing stormwater, sewerage, water and gas underground services;
• Significant experience in excavation of trenches to facilitate the installations;
• Experienced in reading and interpreting plans and drawings to lay pipes to specifications;
• Experienced in ensuring constructed work is completed as per technical requirements, accurately and on time;
• High team player, experienced in effective communication with all project workers on site from Supervisors, other services installation contractors, machine operators to site labourers;
• High commitment to safe work practices;
• An Australian White or Blue Construction Induction Card;
• Manual driver’s license;
• Ability to pass full pre-employment medical. Highly desirable:
• PVC Pipelaying accreditation or equivalent;
• Gas Common Trench certification or equivalent;
• Dogman’s ticket;
• Quick cut ticket;
• Excavator ticket.

Drainers emigrating to Australia FAQs

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 Drainer, and have the relevant Drainer skills to match the Australian guidelines. 

The Down Under Centre are very proud to be working with a recognised TRA Drainer skills assessment provider. We have many years’ experience of working with Drainers, have developed software to assist with the process, and have the staff to hold your hand throughout the Drainer skills assessment process.

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

Migrating to Australia as a Drainer 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 Drainer 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.

Getting a job as a Drainer in Australia will depend on the current job market; most states of Australia are screaming out for Drainers.

The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Drainer employers who want English speaking, skilled migrants. Employers hire Drainers moving to Australia via our DUC Employment Hub. The DUC Employment Hub will also explain how Drainers can prepare for their move to Australia. 

Our Relocation Team in Australia can also help Drainers with employment opportunities.

If you have a UK qualification as a Drainer and do not need the AQF II for the visa, then you may want to consider still completing obtaining the AQF II as this will help when you are looking for Drainer jobs in Australia.

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

If you are a Drainer hoping to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Drainers will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. Drainers between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their visa application.

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

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s application. If you completed the Drainer skills assessment for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. 

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