Metal Machinist (First Class) skills assessment Australia

If you are a Metal Machinist you will be required to complete the mandatory Metal Machinist skills assessment for migration to Australia. The Down Under Centre works closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s) to deliver the skills assessment for the purpose of emigrating to Australia. The Down Under Centre work closely with RTO’s to facilitate their technical Skype interviews and work with Metal Machinists to ensure that they are ready for their skills assessment for Australia. Metal Machinist (First Class) ANZSCO Code 323214.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Metal Machinists emigrating to Australia

Once you have completed the Metal Machinist skills assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. 

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, complete our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options. Or call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak to Wes Zandt, who can explain the Metal Machinist skills assessment Australia.

Process for Metal Machinist skills assessment Australia

The skills assessment process for Metal Machinist (First Class) is divided into two sections. By completing the Metal Machinist (First Class) skills assessment you obtain your mandatory document for migration and your Australian Certificate III in Engineering, which is valuable for finding work in Australia. 

1. Documentary Assessment for Metal Machinist (First Class) skills assessment Australia $1,280

This part of the skills assessment and in fact the Australian visa is considered 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 Machinist for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Metal Machinist 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. 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 Metal Machinist (First Class) skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment as a Metal Machinist 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.

We will organise an Australian qualified Metal Machinist who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in many engineering components to discuss your work history in your trade as well as your everyday work life as a Metal Machinist. If the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to obtain your Australian Engineering Certificate III as a Metal Machinist 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 has 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 anxious or nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a relaxed manner and put you at ease.

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Duties of Metal Machinists in Australia

Metal Machinists and other engineers in Australia need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their Certificate III in Engineering (Metal Machinist ANZSCO code 323214).

Metal Machinists complete tasks in a commercial or industrial work place. Metal Machinist engineering tradespeople work on a range of machines and mechanical devices, sub-assemblies, manufacturing parts using a range of machines, tools and process. Metal Machinists carry out general machining, custom bespoke machining, operate machining equipment to shape and form from metal stocks and castings. Metal Machinists in Australia will also set up and operate tools to cut and shape castings to exact size. Many Machinists work from drawings, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) systems and specifications.

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

​Study shop drawings to work out the material and equipment required for that job. Use vertical borers. Set up and adjust metalworking machines and equipment. Set up and use CNC Machines. Operate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planning, shaping and slotting. Use lathes, milling equipment and grinding equipment. Grinding or drilling metal stock or components. Work to fine tolerances. Fit and assemble metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies, including welding or brazing parts. Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines. Dismantle faulty tools and assemblies and repair or replace defective parts. Check accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies. Prepare pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric.

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Metal Machinist jobs in Australia

Engineers in Australia get paid very well. The demand for Metal Machinists to work in Australia has risen over the years. 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 are being posted every day. 

Jobs posted for Metal Machinists in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Victoria, Australia
Salary: Starting at $29 an hour (negotiable).
Ability to operate manual metal lathe and milling machine. Machine accurately and efficiently Thread cutting, boring etc… Full time employment with the ability to sponsor onshore candidates.


Metal Machinists emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Metal Machinist skills assessment for migration to Australia has 2 stages. You need to prove to the Metal Machinist assessor you have the necessary skills as an Australian Metal Machinist.

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

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Metal Machinist 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 Metal Machinist Assessors.  

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

You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Metal Machinist (Please note these qualifications could fall under many engineering qualifications) and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification for the Metal Machinist (First Class) 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 Machinist. 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 Machinist skills assessment for Australian migration. The costs of the Metal Machinist (First Class) 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 Machinist under the Australian guidelines. Many people want to move to Australia as a Metal Machinist 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 Machinist you will need to complete the Metal Machinist (First Class) 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 Machinist (First Class) skills assessment.

We will work with each individual client to assist the correct documents are gathered for the Metal Machinist 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 Machinist skills assessments for the purpose of migration to Australia.

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Metal Machinist (First Class) 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 Machinist 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 Machinists, 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 Machinists 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 Machinists 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 Machinist skills assessment.

Your Australian Metal Machinist skills assessments is valid for 3 years from the date it 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 has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Metal Machinist in Australia can easily be done from your country of origin. Many of our employers are on the lookout for Metal Machinists on the 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 Machinist 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 – Mechanical Trade Metal Machinist.

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

Metal Machinists 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, we 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 Machinists. We have clients all over the world and the tools to get you to Australia as a Metal Machinist.

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 Machinist 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 so they can insure you.

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

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