Fitter-Welder skills assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre works with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to deliver the Australian skills assessment for Fitter-Welders looking to immigrate to Australia. Fitter-Welder ANZSCO Code 323213.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Fitter-Welders emigrating to Australia.

If you are a Fitter-Welder you will be required to complete the mandatory skills assessment for migration to Australia. Once you have completed the skills assessment you will be granted your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade – Fitter Welder.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, complete our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants would be happy to advise you on your eligibility and options for emigrating to Australia. Or call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak with Wes Zandt, to discuss the Fitter-Welder skills assessment process.

Process for Fitter-Welder skills assessment for Australia

The skills assessment process for Fitter-Welders is completed in two stages. Fitter-Welder as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO 323213. It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your skills assessment you will receive your Australian engineering qualification which many Australian employers will ask for when you are searching for employment. You will also obtain your mandatory document for migration.

 ​1. Documentary Assessment for Fitter-Welder skills assessment Australia $1,280

You will be asked to prove that you have been working as a Fitter-Welder.

  • 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-Welder 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 skills assessment is also required for your Australian 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.

2. Technical Interview for Fitter-Welder skills assessment $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment is an online technical interview. 

This will be with an Australian Qualified Fitter who will discuss your Fitter-Welder skills assessment application and your work as a Fitter-Welder. Please remember that should the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to obtain your Australian Engineering Certificate III as a Fitter-Welder 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-Welders in Australia

On a day-to-day basis for Fitter-Welders in Australia, they; fit, assemble and weld 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-Welder 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.

Fitter-Welders emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Fitter-Welder skills assessment Australia has two mandatory stages that need to be complete. You need to prove to the assessor you have the necessary skills as a Fitter-Welder.

The first stage is paper based, proving you are a Fitter-Welder 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 the assessor will discuss your application and you work as a Fitter-Welder.

It is not mandatory to have a qualification for the Fitter-Welder skills assessment for Australian migration. You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Fitter-Welder. 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-Welder, 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-Welder. 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-Welder skills assessment Australia.

Documentary Assessment cost is $1280

Technical Interview cost is $2000.

A Fitter-Welder 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-Welder under the Australian guidelines.

Many people want to move to Australia as a Fitter-Welder 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-Welder, 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-Welder skills assessment for Fitter-Welders 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-Welder 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-Welder 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-Welders, 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-Welders 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-Welders 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-Welder skills assessment.

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

Your TRA Fitter-Welder 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 as a Fitter-Welder has no expiry date.

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

The Down Under centre works with many Australian Fitter-Welder employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Fitter-Welders 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-Welder. You will also receive a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Fitter -Welder skills assessment you will receive your TRA skills assessment required for a skilled visa to Australia. You will also receive your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade as a Fitter-Welder.

If you are a Fitter-Welder looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Fitter-Welders will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. Fitter-Welders 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-Welders 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-Welder and explain the Australian visa process.

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

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-Welder 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-Welder 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-Welder and obtain a Skilled Visa to work in Australia as a Fitter-Welder

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

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