Metal Fabricator skills assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre works closely with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that are Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved.

To emigrate to Australia as a Metal Fabricator, you will need to obtain the Metal Fabricator skills assessment. Once you have successfully passed your skills assessment as a Metal Fabricator, you will be given your Australian engineering certificate III which is now your Australian Metal Fabricator Qualification. The skills assessment will give you both your letter for migration and your Australian qualification as a Metal Fabricator. Metal Fabricator ANZSCO Code 322311.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Metal Fabricators 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. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak with Wes Zandt who can discuss the Metal Fabricator skills assessment with you.

Specialisations:
• Boilermaker-Welder

Process for Metal Fabricator Skills Assessment Australia

The skills assessment process for Metal Fabricator Engineers is divided into two stages. Metal Fabrication in Australia is not a licensed trade and at the end of your Australian Metal Fabricator skills assessment you will receive your full Australian qualification.

​1. Documentary Assessment for Metal Fabricator skills assessment Australia $1,280

This part of the skills assessment and in fact the visa is considered to be the most difficult part.

  • 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 Metal Fabricator for 12 months out of the last 36 months.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

Most of your evidence gathering for your Metal Fabricator skills assessment is also required for your Australian visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service £550 + VAT 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 for Metal Fabricator skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment as a Metal Fabricator 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 www.downundercentre.com/contact. Alternatively, you can choose to carry out your technical Skype interview at a venue in Ireland or Scotland.

You will speak with an Australian qualified Metal Fabricator about all engineering fabrication components to discuss your application with you as well as your everyday working life as a Metal Fabricator. If for some reason the assessor feels that you are not able to match the required units of competency they will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/site visit which will be at your own cost. The Down Under Centre has never had a client that has required a site visit, as we work closely with our engineers to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be anxious and nervous. They will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease.

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Metal Fabricator duties in Australia

There is a demand for Metal Fabricators in Australia as Australia has a growing economy and an ageing population meaning the workforce is drying up. Metal Fabricators in Australia need to complete a four year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate III in engineering and fabrication.

Metal Fabricators in Australia may build ships, submarines, work on structural steel, architectural steel/metal, and work in general fabrication and make repairs to metal structures. Fabricators in Australia would join, cut and shape metal components. They are required to use moulds to produce patterns for metal castings and be able to coat a variety of materials. Most Fabricators work in production areas in workshops, and must follow health and safety procedures.

To work in Australia as a Metal Fabricator, you will be required to complete the following duties:

  • Mark out materials.
  • Examine detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements.
  • Cut and shape metal components.
  • Cut, roll, shape, bend, mould, spin, heat or hammer metal products to fabricate parts or sub-assemblies.
  • Assemble parts and structures by lining up and joining them by welding, bolting or riveting.
  • Use welding equipment including Oxy-Acetylene welding and MIG weld.
  • Finish products by cleaning, polishing, filing or bathing them in acid solutions, or by applying protective or decorative coatings.
  • Heat treat metal parts and components.
  • Set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines.
  • Select, clean and prepare metal stock.
  • Cut marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines.
  • Align parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Examine welds for width of bead, penetration and precision.
  • Clean and smooth welds by filing, chiselling and grinding.

During your Metal Fabricator Skills Assessment for Australia you will be required to prove that you can carry out the above tasks through your Technical Skype interview and Stage 2 Application. 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.

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Metal Fabricator Jobs in Australia

Engineers and Fabricators in Australia can be very well paid. The demand for Metal Fabricators to work in Australia has risen over the years. Once you are employed as a Metal Fabricator you are entitled to a pension which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage. This is put into your pension scheme by your employer and is not deducted from your weekly salary.

Employers hire Metal Fabricators via our DUC Employment Hub. It 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 Metal Fabricators in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Victoria
Salary: Starting at $29 per hour – negotiable
Full time position. Welding MIG, Arc, Tig Measuring cutting and bending using bandshaw, Plasma, Oxy, Hand tools experience using CNC press brake and Autocad is a huge plus.


Location: Western Australia
Salary: $54,000 Full-time
Responsibilities:
• Study blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.
• Selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock.
• Cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines.
• Shaping and bending metal sections using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering.
• Joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting.
• Examine welds for width of bead, penetration and precision.
• Finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing is acidic solutions.
• Cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding.
Requirements:
• Proven experience as well as trade qualifications as metal fabricator/welder are essential.
• Minimum of 3 years experience
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong organizational skill and attention to detail.
• An ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
• High level of safety orientation.


Metal Fabricators emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Metal Fabricator skills assessment for migration to Australia, is completed in 2 stages. You need to prove to the Metal Fabricator assessor you have the necessary skills as an Australian Metal Fabricator.

The first stage is paper based, proving you are a Metal Fabricator though payslips, references, detailed CV,  videos, photos, and qualifications.

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Metal Fabricator who is also a qualified trainer and assessor, this is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where our assessor will ask you questions related to Metal Fabrication work and discuss your application.

No, it’s not mandatory that you hold a Metal Fabricator qualification to migrate to Australia as a Metal Fabricator.

You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Metal Fabricator (Please note these qualifications could fall under many engineering qualifications, pipe fitter for example) and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification for the Metal Fabricator skills assessment.

If you don’t have an NVQ3, you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Metal Fabricator. 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 for Australian migration.

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

Documentary Assessment is $1280

Technical Interview the cost is $2000

A skills assessment is a mandatory requirement so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to Australia. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are a Metal Fabricator under the Australian guidelines. Many people want to move to Australia as a Metal Fabricator 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 Metal Fabricator you will need to complete the Metal Fabricator skills assessment for a skilled visa.

The Down Under Centre works extremely close with ATTC. We work with clients to make sure they have all the required documents for the Metal Fabricator skills assessment.

We will work with each individual client to assist the correct documents are gathered for the Metal Fabricator skills assessment. We are based in the UK and have experienced staff to help you through the skills assessment process. We also have staff in Australia to assist when required as we specialise in Metal Fabricators skills assessments for the purpose of migration to Australia.

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Metal Fabricator 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 Metal Fabricator 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 Metal Fabricators, 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 Metal Fabricators 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 Metal Fabricators looking to emigrate to Australia and we have 8 years’ experience with clients with the correct software and staff to hold your hand through the Metal Fabricator skills assessment.

Your Australian Metal Fabricator skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills 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 as a Metal Fabricator has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Metal Fabricator in Australia can easily be done from your country of origin. There is lots of work in Australia for Metal Fabricators, Pipe Fitters, Welders, Ship Builders, and Structural Steel Workers as you can work doing repair and maintenance of production machinery. Australia is huge in the mining areas, Australia has a need for Metal Fabricators who have skills working on shaping, welding metal material. Many of our employers are on the lookout for Metal Fabricators with manufacture experience, fabricators who can build ships, submarines, work on structural steel, architectural steel/metal, and work in general fabrication and make repairs to metal structures.

Manufacturing is a big area and we have seen a rise in Metal Fabrication jobs Australia wide. The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Metal Fabricator employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Metal Fabricators moving to Australia by using our DUC Employment Hub – our employment hub will also show you how to prepare for your move to Australia. You will also receive a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Metal Fabricator skills assessment, you will receive your TRA skills assessment letter required for a skilled visa to Australia and you will also receive your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Metal Fabricator.

If you are a Metal Fabricator looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old.

Metal Fabricators between 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, you 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 for Metal Fabricators. We have clients all over the world and the tools to get you to Australia as a Metal Fabricator.

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

If you completed the Metal Fabricator 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 Metal Fabrication. This is huge as employers want you to hold the necessary fabrication qualification so they can insure you. It also means they know you have the Australian standards if any injuries take place while completing Metal Fabrication tasks.

Applying for a skills assessment as a Metal Fabricator to migrate to Australia 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 Metal Fabricator and obtain a visa to work in Australia as a Metal Fabricator. If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian Metal Fabricator skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.

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