Toolmaker Skills Assessment Australia

If you want to migrate to Australia as a Toolmaker, you may need to complete the Australian Toolmaker skills assessment. Toolmaker ANZSCO Code 323412.

The Down Under Centre work closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). We work together to assist Toolmakers through the process and ensure that they are ready to complete their Toolmaker skills assessment for migrating to Australia.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Toolmakers emigrating to Australia

Once you have completed the skills assessment, you will be granted your Australian Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. And you also receive your skills assessment letter which is required for migration 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. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak with Wes Zandt who can discuss the Toolmaker skills assessment with you.

Toolmaker skills assessment Process for Australian migration

Toolmaker as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO Code 323412. It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Toolmaker skills assessment, you will receive your Australian engineering qualification which many Australian employers will ask for prior to you commencing employment.

 ​1. Documentary Assessment for Toolmaker skills assessment Australia $1,280

This part of the Skills Assessment and in fact the 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 also need to prove that you have worked as a Toolmaker for 12 months out of the ast 36 months. You will be asked to supply evidence such as pay slips, bank statements, statements of service and even photos of your work.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Toolmaker Skills Assessment is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre offer an agency service where we 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 Toolmaker skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your Skills Assessment as a Toolmaker is an online technical interview.

The technical interview will be with an Australian Qualified Toolmaker who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in many engineering components to discuss your application with you as well as your everyday working life as a Toolmaker. Please remember that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to obtain your Australian Engineering Certificate III as a Toolmaker 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 have 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 nervous or anxious, they will discuss your application with you in a relaxed manner and put you at ease.

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Duties of Toolmakers in Australia

There is a demand for Toolmakers in Australia. Toolmakers may find themselves working in the mines or filling the holes in cities where Toolmakers have left to work on mine sites across Australia. Toolmakers and other engineers in Australia need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate III in Engineering (Toolmaker 323412).

Toolmakers complete tasks in a commercial or industrial work place usually in a workshop environment. Toolmaker may be referred to as Mechanical Engineers and work on machinery and manufacture parts using a large range of machines and tools. An Australian Toolmaker would carry out maintenance and repairs on production machinery and equipment. Make and repair tools, make Dies Jigs, Fixtures, precision parts and equipment.

Specialisations that Tool Makers in Australia maybe classed under are Die Casters, Die Sinker, Jigmaker (Metal), Plastic Mould Maker, Press-tool Maker.

Toolmakers migrating to Australia would need to be able to complete the following tasks:

studying drawings and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of articles to be manufactured and models to be constructed measuring and marking out metal stock and castings using various gauges shaping metal and wood stock using machine tools checking accuracy of manufactured articles and finished patterns to fine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments testing and modifying manufactured articles applying protective finishes to patterns and painting pattern sections to indicate method of assembly assembling pattern sections and shaping work pieces to specified finish pouring and spreading materials into moulds and over models of patterns, and building laminations of fibreglass cloth and plastic resin to fabricate patterns repairing broken and damaged patterns and correcting patterns to compensate to defects in casting constructing templates for layout and inspection

During your Toolmaker Skills Assessment for Australia you will be required to prove that you can carry out many of the above tasks through your Stage 2 Application and your Technical interview. 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.

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Toolmaker jobs in Australia

Engineers in Australia get paid very well. The demand for Toolmakers to work in Australia has risen.

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. Sign up today to connect with employers.

Toolmakers emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Toolmaker skills assessment for migration to Australia, has 2 stages that are required to be completed. You need to prove you have the necessary skills as an Australian Toolmaker.

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

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Toolmaker who is also a qualified trainer and assessor. This is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where you discuss your application and Toolmaker work duties.

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

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

If you don’t have an NVQ3, you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Toolmaker. 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 Australian skills assessment is dictated by TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). You pay them directly and they have chosen RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the skills assessment for migration to Australia. The costs of the Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker under the Australian guidelines. Many people want to move to Australia as a Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker you will need to complete the Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker skills assessment.

We will work with each individual client to assist the correct documents are gathered for the Toolmaker skills assessment. migWe 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. We specialise in the Toolmaker skills assessments for the purpose of migration to Australia.

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker 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 Toolmakers, 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  Toolmakers 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 Toolmakers 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 Toolmaker skills assessment.

Your Australian Toolmaker 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 as a Toolmaker has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Toolmaker in Australia – there is work for Toolmakers in Australia. The Down Under Centre works with Australian Toolmaker employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants, the employers have no hesitation hiring our toolmakers moving to Australia by using our DUC Employment Hub – our employment hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia as a Toolmaker. You will also receive a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Toolmaker 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 – Toolmaker.

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

Toolmakers 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 Toolmakers. We have clients all over the world and the tools to get you to Australia as a Toolmaker.

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 Toolmaker 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 Toolmaker. This is huge as employers want you to hold the necessary qualification so they can insure you. It also means they know you have the Australian standards if any injuries take place while completing Toolmaker tasks.

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

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