Fitter and Turner skills assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre works with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to assist Fitter and Turners to obtain their Fitter and Turner skills assessment. We can facilitate the Technical Skype interviews and assist Fitters and Turners to ensure that they are ready to complete their Fitter and Turner skills assessment for migrating to Australia. Fitter and Turner ANZSCO 323212.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Fitters and Turners emigrating to Australia

Fitter and Turners immigrating to Australia will be required to complete the mandatory skills assessment. On completion of the skills assessment you will be granted your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade in Fitting and/or Turning.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator or call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak to Wes Zandt who can discuss the Fitter and Turner skills assessment with you.

Process for Fitter and Turner skills assessment for Australia

The skills assessment process for Fitters and Turners is completed in two stages. Fitter and Turner as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO 323212. It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Fitter and Turner skills assessment you will receive your Australian engineering qualification which many Australian employers will ask for prior to you commencing employment. You will also obtain your mandatory document for migration.

​1. Documentary Assessment for Fitter and Turner skills assessment Australia $1,280

This part of the skills assessment and in fact the visa is considered the most difficult part of your visa application.

  • 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 been working as a Fitter and Turner for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to evidence such as supply pay slips, invoices, bank statements, statements of service and more.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

Evidence that you gather for your Fitter and Turner skills assessment Australia is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre offer 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 Fitter and Turner skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue at 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 or Ireland.

This will be with an Australian Qualified Fitter who will discuss your Fitter and Turner skills assessment application. Please note, that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to obtain your Australian Engineering Certificate III as a Fitter and Turner 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 client that has required a site visit, as we work closely with our agency clients to ensure that this does not happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous or anxious, they will discuss your application with you in a relaxed manner and put you at ease.

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Fitter and Turner duties in Australia

Fitters and Turners in Australia fits, assembles, grinds and shapes metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Examine detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements. Operate CNC machines. Drilling. Milling. Machining. Set up and adjust metalworking machines and equipment. Hand make fitting components. Operate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planning, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components. Fit and assemble metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies. Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines. Weld. Dismantle, assemble and repair or replace defective parts. Set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines. Check quality and accuracy of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies. Form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal.

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Fitter and Turner jobs in Australia

Engineers in Australia get paid well. The demand for Fitters to work in Australia has risen over the years. The Down Under Centre works with many recruitment companies and employers all over 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 posted for Fitter and Turners via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Perth, WA
Salary: $45 per hour
We are currently seeking Fitters & Fabricators for various workshops across Perth.
Duties:
•Servicing of locomotives
•Component change outs
•Overhaul (removal / replace)
•Fault Finding
•Checking hydraulic & pneumatic systems
•General maintenance

Fitter and Turners emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Fitter and Turner skills assessment has two mandatory stages that need to be complete. You need to prove to the assessor you have the necessary skills as a Fitter and Turner.

The first stage is paper based, proving you are a Fitter and Turner through payslips, detailed CV, references, videos, photos, qualifications.  

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Fitter 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 Fitter Assessor.  

It is not mandatory to have a qualification for the Fitter and Turner skills assessment for Australian migration. You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Fitter and Turner. Please note these qualifications could fall under many engineering qualifications, and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification.

So, if you are from the UK and hold an NVQ3 as a Fitter and Turner, you would only require the 3 years.

If you have NO NVQ3 for example you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Fitter and Turner. It is common for clients to be assessed without holding any formal training or qualification so we use your 5 years of paid work experience as proof.

The cost of the Australian skills assessment is dictated by TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). You pay them directly and they have chosen RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the Fitter and Turner skills assessment for Australian migration.

Documentary Assessment cost is $1280

Technical Interview cost is $2000.

A Fitter and Turner skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to Australia. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are in fact a Fitter under the Australian guidelines.

Many people want to move to Australia as a Fitter and Turner and 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 Fitter and Turner, you will need to complete the Australian skills assessment for a skilled visa.

Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) is an approved TRA assessing body. They deliver the Fitter and Turner skills assessment for Fitter and Turners migrating to Australia.

They have an office in the Down Under Centre and can be contacted on +44 (0)203 780 2437.

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Fitter and Turner 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 Fitter and Turner 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 Fitter and Turners, 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 Fitter and Turners 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 very close with the assessing body for Fitter and Turners looking to migrate to Australia. We are very proud to be working with a TRA skills assessment provider. We have many years’ experience with clients and have the correct software and plenty of staff to hold your hand through the Fitter and Turners skills assessment.

Migrating to Australia as a Fitter and Turner 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 Fitter and Turner we can work you through what skill set is required for a successful skills assessment as a Fitter and Turner.

Your TRA Fitter and Turner skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skill assessment was issued.

This means you need to have your invitation to apply before the 3 years is up. Your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical trade in Fitting and/or Turning has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Fitter and Turner in Australia can be done from your country of origin. There is a lot of work in Australia for mechanical Fitters. Fitter and Turners can work doing fabrication and maintenance of production machinery and other equipment.

The Down Under centre works with many Australian Fitter and Turner employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Fitters moving to Australia by using our DUC Employment Hub. Our Employment & Relocation Hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia as a Fitter and Turner. You will also receive a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Fitter and Turner 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 Engineering – Mechanical Trade in Fitting and/or Turning.

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

Complete our free visa points calculator to confirm your points. Also if you are under 31 years old you can look into the Working Holiday Visa.

Yes, we can assist Fitter and Turners emigrating to Australia, even if they are based outside of the UK. First, complete our free visa points calculator. We’ll contact you to determine your eligibility for migrating to Australia as a Fitter and Turner and explain the Australian visa process.

We have clients all over the world and the tools to get you to Australia as a Fitter and Turner.

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand, you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s visa application for Australia.

If you completed the Fitter and Turner skills assessment 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 arrive in Australia with your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This is huge as employers want you to hold the necessary qualification and so they can insure you.

Applying for an Australian skills assessment as a Fitter and Turner 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 skills assessment as a Fitter and Turner and obtain a Skilled Visa to work in Australia as a Fitter and Turner.

If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian Fitter and Turner skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.

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