Plumber Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to facilitate their Practical Assessments and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Plumber skills assessment for Australia – Plumber ANZSCO code 334111.

On completion of the Plumber skills assessment you will be issued with your Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) and skills assessment letter.

The Down Under Centre specialises in skills assessments for Plumbers and we also deliver the Plumbing Practical Assessment. We work with Plumbers emigrating to Australia to ensure that their skills assessment application is perfect prior to submission to the assessing body.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Plumbers emigrating to Australia.

If you would like to check your eligibility to immigrate to Australia as a Plumber, use our free visa points calculator. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 and speak with Wes Zandt about the Plumber Skills Assessment and your options for moving to Australia as a Plumber.

Process for Plumber skills assessment Australia

The Plumber skills assessment process is broken up into three stages. Plumbing is a licensed trade so employers in Australia will insist you hold your Australian Plumbing Qualification for registration and insurance purposes. It’s also important to know that each state and territory in Australia has different regulations and if you require a license you will need to obtain a Certificate III in prior to applying for your license. Plumbers must do a Practical exam for their skills assessments.

1. Documentary Assessment Plumber skills assessment Australia $1,120

In short, you are required to prove you are a Plumber and have the necessary skills to work as a Plumber in Australia.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 4 years’ work experience.
  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 6 years’ work experience.

You will also need to prove that you have worked as a Plumber for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, invoices, bank statements, statements of service and more.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £600 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Plumber skills assessment is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service £600 + VAT to assist you with gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. We will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa to migrate to Australia as a Plumber. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Interview Plumber skills assessment Australia $2,000

In the Technical Interview stage, you will have a video call with an assessor who will ask you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge required to work as a Plumber in Australia.

3. Practical Assessment Plumber skills assessment Australia $2,200

The final part of your Plumber skills assessment is a Practical Assessment. In the practical assessment you will complete a series of plumbing tasks while being observed by an assessor. We currently deliver the practical assessments in the UK.

Plumbing GAP Training Australia

After Plumbers obtain their Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR), they can apply for a provisional license to work under supervision in Australia and must complete the Plumbing GAP Training to get their full Plumbing License. Find out more about GAP Training here.

Free Visa Points Calculator for Plumbers to Australia

Please fill in the form below to check your eligibility to emigrate to Australia as a Plumber.

Plumbers in Australia

As a plumber, you should be able to fit, uphold and repair pipes, drainage and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

You need to be learning blueprints, drawings and specifications to govern the layout of plumbing systems and the resources required. Also, marking out and fitting hot and cold-water systems and connected equipment. Other tasks include installing water-based fire protections systems, as well as fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems. You will be designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures. Fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks is another task. Additionally, assembling and installing motorised services, air handling and conditioning equipment and small-bore heating systems. You’ll be joining sewerage and effluent propelling equipment and disposal systems. Tasks include installing under-ground drainage systems and connected ground support systems, installing gas appliances, shafts and pressure regulating devices and constructing and installing metal roofing, precipitation goods and flashings.

Plumber Jobs in Australia

There are Plumbing jobs available in Australia on the DUC Employment Hub. There are new Plumber jobs being posted by employers every day!

Posted jobs for Plumbers in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Western Australia
Salary: $72,800 + Super
Plumbing and Gasfitting installation and maintenance work for commercial clients. Vehicle and uniforms supplied.

Location: Beaumont Hills, Sydney NSW
Salary: Base salary plus unlimited bonus potential
This established company is looking for a Plumber with minimum 5-10 years experience in general strata maintenance and leak detection.
• Waterproofing and tiling experience would be desirable and/or ability to learn
• Ability to follow systems and procedures
• Ability to work within a team environment
• Company car and uniform to be provided
• Tools supplied
• Offering Sponsorship
• Great team culture and supportive work environment
• Report directly to the general manager who is a master plumber

Location: Western Australia
Salary: $30 – $38 AUD per hour (incl. superannuation)
Seeking a qualified plumber, with experience on residential projects to join our well-established company of 20+ years. A recognised trade qualification in Plumbing is essential. Be self-driven and hard working. Construction Blue/White Card required. Duties: Pre-Lay and Tube outs. Fit outs. Warranty work. You will also be required to have the following: Current WA Drivers License Remuneration will be discussed during the interview process and tailored to the successful applicant.

Location: Victoria
Salary: $30 – $38 AUD per hour (incl. superannuation)
As a highly rated local business, they are looking for Plumbers to join their team of 4 and progress in your career. Organised and supportive culture, they want you to succeed with us. To meet increased local demand this employer is hiring a full time local Plumber. Attractive hourly rate up to $38 p/hr (incl. super). Company vehicle included with fuel card, Uniform and wage and super paid weekly – 3 years trade experience required, Cert 3 plumbing trade qualification, White card, Drivers licence, Machine operating skills an advantage.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: TBC
We are seeking a Qualified Mechanical Plumber for several clients around Melbourne. The successful applicant will have the following attributes:
• Trade Qualifications and a Victorian Plumbing License
• Current Driver License (International is acceptable)
• Australia White Card
• Satisfactory Police Records check
• Experience interpreting blueprints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, draining systems and other plumbing materials
• Installation of pipes and fixtures
• Installation of supports for pipes and fixtures prior to installation
• Gas Fitters License is not essential but is desirable
• Proven experience in the commercial/industrial maintenance and service industry
• Able to work independently while in a team environment

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: $50,000 to $60,000
Based in the Sutherland shire area Sydney. Family run business seeking full-time Plumber. Company vehicle, phone and uniform provided to the right candidate.

Plumbers emigrating to Australia FAQs

To be eligible for a skills assessment for Australia as a Plumber you are required to have completed an apprenticeship and hold relevant qualifications, such as NVQ 3, and 4 years of paid work experience.

If you have had no formal training and/or no qualifications, you must be able to prove at least 6 years of paid work experience as a Plumber.

A skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to work in Australia as a Plumber. The skills assessment is the way Australian Immigration can confirm that you have the relevant plumbing skills to match the Australian guidelines.

Even if you don’t need the plumbing assessment for the purposes of a visa, you will need it to become a registered Plumber in Australia as you require the OTSR to obtain your registration which is a mandatory requirement to work as a Plumber in Australia.  

Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) is a TRA approved assessing body for delivering the Plumber skills assessment for Plumbers looking to emigrate to Australia.

They have an office in the Down Under Centre and can be contacted on +44 (0)203 780 2437.

The Down Under Centre are very proud to be working with a recognised TRA plumbing skills assessment provider. We have many years’ experience migrating Plumbers to Australia, have developed software to assist with all areas of the process, and have the staff to hold your hand throughout the Plumbers skills assessment process.

You also get the opportunity to speak with other Plumbers who have gone through the plumbing skills assessment process via our exclusive Facebook Group. Learn from Plumbers who have already emigrated to Australia and found work as a Plumber and completed the required plumbing gap training.

Our founder Wes Zandt is a plumber by trade; he is part of the assessment process for the practical assessments and he enjoys chatting to other Plumbers and is full of great tips on how to migrate to Australia as a Plumber.

Migrating to Australia as a Plumber has its challenges and you, the migrant, will have plenty of questions. We know the answers and are always available to answer any of your questions. Also check out what our clients say about how we help them through the skills assessment and visa process to move to Australia as a plumber.

Your TRA Plumbing skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment is issued.  This means you need to have received your Invitation to Apply for the Visa before the 3 years is up.

Getting a job as a Plumber in Australia will depend on the current job market; most states of Australia are searching for migrant Plumbers. Plumbing is Australia is a licensed trade so you are required to hold at least your provisional plumbing registration.

Upon completion of your Australian Plumbing skills assessment you will receive your OTSR (Off-Shore Technical Skills Record). You take this to any Australian Plumbing State Regulator to receive your plumbing provisional registration.

The Down Under Centre works with many plumbing employers who want English speaking, skilled migrants.  Our employers hire our Plumbers moving to Australia via our DUC Employment Hub The DUC Employment Hub will also explain how  to prepare for your move to Australia. and has a section that explains what each state requires for Plumbers to apply for their Australian plumbing registration.

Our Relocation Team in Australia can also help Plumbers with Australian employment opportunities.

Plumbers emigrating to Australia do usually need to complete an English test, to generate points towards the visa application.

If you are a Plumber hoping to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However, at age 18, Plumbers will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. Plumbers between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their visa application.

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