Solid Plasterer Skills Assessment Australia

Solid Plasterers migrating to Australia are required to obtain the Solid Plasterer skills assessment for the Australian Skilled Visa. Solid Plasterer ANZSCO Code 333212.

If you do not hold an NVQ level 3 as a Solid Plasterer, you will be required to complete the AQF III in Solid Plastering and prove a minimum of 6 years of work experience as a Solid Plasterer. An AQF III Qualification is required for specific Trades, so that you can go on further to gain your Trades Skills Assessment from TRA for the purpose of migration.

If you do hold an NVQ Level 3 as a Solid Plasterer, and have 3 years of work experience post qualification, click here for the Solid Plasterer skills assessment process.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Solid Plasterers emigrating to Australia.

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

The Down Under Centre is proud to work directly with the approved assessing body for the Solid Plastering AQF. We work closely with the assessing body to facilitate the Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their RPL Qualification.

Process for Solid Plasterer AQF III

You are required to prove you are a Solid Plasterer and have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a Solid Plasterer. The cost of the Solid Plastering AQF III is $3,000.

1. Gathering your evidence for Solid Plasterer AQF III

To obtain the Solid Plastering AQF III, you will need to prove a minimum of 6 years of work experience as a Solid Plasterer. There will be a list of mandatory documentation that you must provide and a list of useful documentation that you could include in your application. You will also need to supply contact details of work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

You will also need to prove that you have worked as a Solid Plasterer for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. Work experience will need to be proved via pay slips, invoices, bank statements, statements of service and more. You also need to make sure you supply photo/video evidence of you completing Solid Plastering duties and tasks.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

The Down Under Centre can offer an Agency Service to assist you in gathering your evidence for the Australian Qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Interview for Solid Plasterer AQF III

Your assessor will review the information and evidence you have provided and begin to match your skills to the units/subjects in the qualification and organise a technical interview. You will be required to answer industry related questions to identify your current skills as a Solid Plasterer. The Technical interviews are held at The Down Under Centre’s London office, 48 Haven Green, Ealing W5 2NX.

Once you have successfully completed, you will obtain your Certificate III in Solid Plastering and can then move on to complete the TRA Solid Plasterer skills assessment Australia.

Testimonials from DUC clients emigrating to Australia

Solid Plasterer skills assessment Australia process

The Down Under Centre can also work with you to submit your Solid Plasterer skills assessment application to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) after you obtain your Certificate III in Solid Plastering, where we collect any outstanding documentation and liaise with TRA on your behalf.

Or, if you already hold your NVQ Level 3 as a Solid Plasterer, and have 3 years of work experience post qualification, we can assist you through the Solid Plasterer TRA skills assessment process by helping you gather the required documentation and we’ll also liaise with TRA on your behalf.

The TRA Solid Plasterer skills assessment is a paper-based application only and the fee is set at $720.

Call us on 0203 376 1555 to discuss how we can assist you.

Free Australia Visa Points Calculator

Complete our free points calculator to check your eligibility for a visa to migrate to Australia as a Solid Plasterer.

Solid Plasterer jobs in Australia

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. www.ducemploymenthub.com/job_opp.php

Posted jobs for Solid Plasterers in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Melbourne Suburbs, Victoria
This employer is currently looking for a renderer/solid plaster to join their team working on high end homes in inner Melbourne suburbs, doing all finishes. Must have 4 years experience, car, basic tools. Please get in touch with our Relocation Consultant, Leigh Chadwick, if you would like to apply.


Solid Plasterers emigrating to Australia FAQs

If you want to move to Australia as a Solid Plasterer on a skilled (points based) visa you are required to complete the Solid Plasterer skills assessment. But, if you do not hold an NVQ Level 3 as a Solid Plasterer, then you must first complete the Solid Plasterer AQF III, so you can then move on to obtain your Australian skills assessment.

For the Solid Plastering AQF III, you prove your skills as a Solid Plasterer through detailed statements from employers detailing your duties, pay and tax details for when you were working as a Solid Plasterer, detailed CV showing all training and work experience, photos of your skills, videos displaying your expertise and your qualifications.

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Solid Plasterer who is also a qualified trainer and assessor; this is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where the assessor will want to discuss your application and ask about your work as a Solid Plasterer.

To apply for the Solid Plasterer skills assessment, you need to either;

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in Solid Plastering and have 3 years of paid work experience post NVQ Level 3 as a Solid Plasterer;
  • Or if you do not hold an NVQ Level 3, then you will need to obtain the AQF Certificate III in Solid Plastering and prove 6 years of full-time paid work experience as a Solid Plasterer, so you can then move forward to apply for the TRA skills assessment.

If you have a UK qualification as a Solid Plasterer and do not need the AQF III for the visa, then you may want to consider still obtaining the AQF as this will help when you are looking for Solid Plasterer jobs in Australia.

The cost of the skills assessment for a Solid Plasterer is dictated by TRA; you pay them directly. It is a paper based application only and the fee is set at $1,000.

The cost of the AQF III for a Solid Plasterer is $3,200 and you pay the RTO directly.

We know exactly what is required and offer an Agency service to assist with the Solid Plasterer 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 Solid Plasterer 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 Solid Plasterers, 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 Solid Plasterers 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.

If you need to obtain your AQF III in Solid Plastering prior to the TRA Solid Plasterer skills assessment, we can also help you with this process. Call us on 0203 376 1555 to find out more.

A skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to Australia.  The skills assessment is the way Australian Immigration can confirm that you are a Solid Plasterer, and have the relevant Solid Plastering skills to match the Australian guidelines. 

The Down Under Centre have many years’ experience of working with Solid Plasterers, have developed software to assist with the process, and have the staff to hold your hand throughout the Solid Plasterer skills assessment process Australia.

You also get the opportunity to speak with other Solid Plasterers who have gone through the skills assessment process via our exclusive Facebook Group.

Migrating to Australia as a Solid Plasterer 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.

Your TRA Solid Plasterer 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.

The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Solid Plastering employers who want English speaking, skilled migrants. Employers hire Solid Plasterers moving to Australia via our DUC Employment Hub.

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

If you have a UK qualification as a Solid Plasterer and do not need the AQF III for the visa, then you may want to consider still completing obtaining the AQF III as this will help when you are looking for Solid Plastering jobs in Australia.

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

Solid Plasterers do usually need to complete and English test when emigrating to Australia, to generate points towards the visa application.

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.

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s application. If you completed the Solid Plasterer skills assessment for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. 

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