Fitter (General) Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre works with Trades Recognition Australia(TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s). The Down Under Centre can facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and assist UK and Irish Fitters to ensure that they are ready to complete their Fitter Skills Assessment for migrating to Australia.

If you are a Fitter you will be required to complete the mandatory Fitter (General) Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. Once you have completed the Skills Assessment as a Fitter General you will be granted your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trades.

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.

Process for Fitter (General) Skills Assessment for Australia

The Skills Assessment process for Fitters is divided into three sections. Fitter (General) as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO (323211). It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Fitter (General) Skills Assessment you will receive your Australian engineering qualification which many Australian employers will ask for prior to you commencing employment. By completing the Fitter (General) Skills Assessment you obtain your mandatory document for migration and your Australian qualification as a Fitter.

1. Self-Assessment Questionnaire

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 and one of our trained staff can assist you. This is a free service. 

 ​2. Documentary Assessment

This part of the Skills Assessment and in fact the Visa is considered the most difficult part by many MARA approved migration agents.

  • 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 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

Evidence that you gather for your 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 as a Fitter (General) 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 or Ireland.

This will be with an Australian Qualified Fitter who will discuss your Fitter Skills Assessment application. Please remember that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to obtain your Australian Engineering Certificate III as a Fitter 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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There is a demand for Fitters in Australia. Many Fitters find themselves working in the mines or filling the holes in cities where mechanical engineers have left to work on mine sites across Australia. Fitters and other engineers in Australia need to complete a four year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 in Engineering (Fitter General 323211).

Fitters complete tasks in a commercial or industrial work place. Fitters may be referred to as Mechanical Engineers and work on machinery and manufacture parts using a large range of machines and tools. An Australian Fitter would carry out maintenance and repairs on production machinery and equipment and manufacture and fit or replace heavy components. Fitters may be employed to work on the production of line equipment, pumps, hydraulic equipment, generators and engines, earthmoving equipment and more.

Fitters looking to migrate to Australia would need to be able to complete the following tasks:

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.

During your Fitter Skills Assessment for Australia you will be required to prove that you can carry out many of the above tasks through your Stage 2 Application and your Technical Skype interview. If you require more information please fill in the enquiry form and one of our experienced staff will be in touch with you as soon as possible.



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. If you are employed as an Australian Fitter you are entitled to a pension, which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage. This is put into your pension scheme from your employer not deducted from your weekly salary.

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.