Pressure Welder skills assessment Australia

We work closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Orgnisations (RTOs) to deliver the Pressure Welder skills assessment for the purpose of migrating to Australia. Pressure Welder ANZSCO Code 322312.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Pressure Welders emigrating to Australia.

Once you have successfully passed your skills assessment as a Pressure Welder, you will be given your Australian Engineering Certificate III – Fabrication trade, which is now your Australian Pressure Welder Qualification. It is important to keep your Certificate III as Australian employers may ask for this during your interview process. The skills assessment will give you both your letter for migration and your Australian qualification as a Pressure Welder

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa to migrate to Australia as a Pressure Welder, complete 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 Pressure Welder skills assessment with you.

Process for Pressure Welder Skills Assessment

1. Documentary Assessment for Pressure Welder skills assessment Australia $1,120

You will need to prove that you have been working as a Pressure Welder.

  • 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 Pressure Welder for 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to supply specific documentation as evidence of this and our skills assessment Co-ordinators can help you gather that evidence with our agency service.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £600 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your 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.

2. Technical Interview for Pressure Welder skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment as a Pressure Welder is an online technical interview.

You will discuss your application and everyday work like as a Pressure Welder with an Australian Qualified Pressure Welder who is also an Australian qualified trainer and an assessor. 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 assessors are aware that you may be anxious and nervous, but don’t worry, you will be able to speak with them about your application

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Welding in Australia

Welders are termed in different ways in Australia:

First Class Welder (a welder who is certified e.g. Coded Welder or Pressure Welder) Welder (a welder who does basic structural steel, generally not Pipework, Pressure Vessels, Oil and Gas) Second Class Welder (a welder who does lower level minor welding)

Welders in Australia are currently in demand. In Australia Welders Work in the following sectors:

Pressure Welders in Australia assembles, welds and repairs pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards.

Jobs in Australia for Welders

Welders can expect to earn between $1,250 and $1,999 per week on average ($65 000 to $103 999 per annum), depending on the organisation they work for and their level of experience. As a Welder develops their skills and knowledge in Welding, their earning potential will generally increase.

Jobs posted for Pressure Welders in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Western Australia
$35 per hour (negotiable)
Key Skills for a pressure vessel fabricator:
• Excellent Metal fabrication and welding for vessels up to 120mm thick
• Strong verbal and written communication
• Well-developed listening skill, and ability to follow instructions accurately
• Prioritise tasks to ensure deadlines
• Committed to sound safety practice
• Well-developed quality skills
• Able to work unsupervised
• Able to Tig weld as well as Tig root
• Able to develop patterns
• Able to work with all materials and not just carbon steel
• Able to understand fabrication drawings

Pressure Welders emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Pressure Welder skills assessment has 2 mandatory stages that need to be complete. You need to prove to the assessor you have the necessary skills as a Pressure Welder.

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

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Pressure Welder 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 Australian Pressure Welder Assessor.  

No, it’s not mandatory that you hold a Pressure Welder qualification for the Pressure Welder skills assessment to migrate to Australia.

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

If you don’t have an NVQ3, you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Pressure Welder. 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.

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 Pressure Welder under the Australian guidelines. Many people want to move to Australia as a Pressure Welder 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 Pressure Welder you will need to complete the Pressure Welder skills assessment for a skilled visa.

Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) is an approved TRA assessing body. They deliver the Pressure Welder skills assessment for Pressure Welders migrating to Australia.

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

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Pressure Welder 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 Pressure Welder 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 Welders emigrating to Australia, 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 Welders 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 Pressure Welders 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 Australian Pressure Welder skills assessment.

Your Australian Pressure Welder 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 – Fabrication Trade as a Pressure Welder has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Pressure Welder in Australia can easily be done from your country of origin. The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Welder employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Pressure Welders 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 Pressure Welder skills assessment, you will receive your TRA skills assessment letter required for a skilled visa to Australia.

You will also receive your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade.

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

Pressure Welders 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 Pressure Welders. We have clients all over the world and the tools to get you to Australia as a Pressure Welder.

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 Pressure 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 – Fabrication Trade. This is huge as employers want you to hold the necessary welding qualification so they can insure you.

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

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