Metal Fabricator Skills Assessment Australia

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

For migration purposes, you will need to obtain the Metal Fabricator Skills Assessment. The Down Under Centre can assist you in completing your application for a 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.

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 Metal Fabricator Skills Assessment Australia

The Skills Assessment process for Metal Fabricator Engineers is divided into three sections. 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. 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. To get a Self-Assessment Questionnaire please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555. This is a free service.

​2. Documentary Assessment

This part of the Skills Assessment and in fact the Visa is considered to be the most difficult part from many Australian 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 Fabricator for 12 months out of the last 36 months.

Down Under Centre Agency Service

Most of your evidence gathering for your Metal Fabricator 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 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 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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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 111 in engineering and fabrication. (ANZSCO; 322311)

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.

Metal Fabricators in Australia 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.



Engineers and Fabricators in Australia can be very well paid. The demand for Metal Fabricators to work in Australia has risen over the years. The Down Under Centre works with many different recruitment companies and employers around Australia. 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.

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.