Metal Machinist (First Class) Skills Assessment 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 moving to Australia. The Down Under Centre work closely with RTO’s to facilitate their technical Skype interviews and work with UK and Irish Metal Machinists to ensure that they are ready for their Skills Assessment for Australia.

If you are a Metal Machinist you will be required to complete the mandatory Metal Machinist Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. Once you have completed the Metal Machinist Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Metal Machinery. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the Technical Skype interviews for Metal Machinists daily from our building in London. If you live in Ireland or Scotland we have venues closer to home where you can sit your Technical Skype interview.

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.

To find out more about our Agency Service click the link below.

Process for Metal Machinist Skills Assessment for Australia

The Skills Assessment process for Metal Machinist (First Class) is divided into three sections. Metal Machinist (First Class) as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO Code 323214. It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Metal Machinist (First Class) Skills Assessment you will receive your Australian Engineering Qualification (certificate111) which many Australian employers will ask for prior to you commencing employment. By completing the Metal Machinist (First Class) Skills Assessment you obtain your mandatory document for migration and your Australian qualification as a Metal Machinist.

1. Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

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 to our office at for the Self-Assessment Questionnaire to complete and return to us. 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 UK 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 Metal Machinist for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.

Down Under Centre Agency Service

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 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 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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Metal Machinists and other engineers in Australia need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 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.

During your Metal Machinist Skills Assessment for Australia you will be required to prove that you can carry out many of 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 in Australia get paid very well. The demand for Metal Machinists to work in Australia has risen over the years.

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