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 an NVQ level 3 as a Drainer, you will be required to complete the AQF II in Drainage and prove a minimum of 6 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 an NVQ Level 3 as a Drainer, and have 3 years of work experience post qualification, 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. Or you can call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak to Wes Zandt, who would be happy to discuss the Drainer AQF and skills assessment.

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 to facilitate the Technical Skype interviews 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 $3,000.

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 6 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 £550 + 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. The Technical interviews are held at The Down Under Centre’s London office, 48 Haven Green, Ealing W5 2NX.

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.

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Drainer skills assessment Australia process

The Down Under Centre can also work with you to submit your Drainer skills assessment application to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) after you obtain your Certificate II in Drainage, where we collect any outstanding documentation and liaise with TRA on your behalf.

Or, if you already hold your NVQ Level 3 as a Drainer, and have 3 years of work experience post qualification, we can assist you through the Drainer TRA skills assessment process by helping you gather the required documentation and we’ll also liaise with TRA on your behalf.

The TRA Drainer skills assessment is a paper-based application only and the fee is set at $720.

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

Drainers emigrating to Australia FAQs

If you want to move to Australia as a Drainer on a skilled (points based) visa you are required to complete the Drainer skills assessment. But, if you do not hold an NVQ Level 3 as a Drainer, then you must first complete the Drainer AQF II, so you can then move on to obtain your Drainer skills assessment.

For the Drainer AQF II, you prove your skills as a Drainer through detailed statements from employers detailing your Drainage duties, pay and tax details for when you were working as a Drainer, detailed CV showing all training and work experience, photos of your Drainage skills, videos displaying your expertise and your Drainage qualifications.

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Drainer who is also a qualified trainer and assessor; this is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where the assessor will want to discuss your application and ask about your work as a Drainer.

To apply for the Drainer skills assessment, you need to either;

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in Drainage and have 3 years of paid work experience post NVQ Level 3 as a Drainer;
  • Or if you do not hold an NVQ Level 3 in Drainage, then you will need to obtain the AQF Certificate II in Drainage and prove 6 years of full-time paid work experience as a Drainer, so you can then move forward to apply for the Drainer skills assessment.

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 obtaining the AQF II as this will help when you are looking for Drainage jobs in Australia.

The cost of the skills assessment for a Drainer is dictated by TRA; you pay them directly. It is a paper based application only and the fee is set at $1,000.

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

The cost of the AQF II for a Drainer is $3,200 and you pay the RTO directly.

We know exactly what is required and offer an Agency service to assist with the Drainer 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 Drainer 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 Drainers, 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 Drainers 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.

If you need to obtain your AQF II in Drainage prior to the TRA Drainer skills assessment, we can also help you with this process. Call us on 0203 376 1555 to find out more.

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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