Toolmaker Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre work closely with Trades Recognition Australia(TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s). We work together to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and assist UK and Irish Toolmakers to ensure that they are ready to complete their Toolmaker Skills Assessment for migrating to Australia.

As a Toolmaker you will be required to complete the mandatory Toolmaker Skills Assessment. Once you have completed the Skills Assessment, you will be granted your Australian Certificate III in engineering. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the technical Skype interviews for Toolmakers at UK office in London. If you reside 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.

Toolmaker Skills Assessment Process for Australia

Toolmaker as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO (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. By completing the Toolmaker Skills Assessment you obtain your mandatory document for migration and your Australian qualification as a Toolmaker.

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. To get a Self Assessment Questionnaire, please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555 and one of our trained staff can assist you. 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. You need to prove a minimum of 5 years of hands on training and work experience as a Toolmaker. You will be asked to supply evidence such as pay slips, invoices, bank statements statements of service and more.

Down Under Centre Agency Service

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 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 Toolmaker 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 Scotland or Ireland.

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.

White Card

As a Toolmaker, you will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account.

Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.


Nikki was my advisor for my Toolmaker Skills Assessment. She was always on hand with my documentary assessement whenever I pestered her most days. I would definitely recommend the Down Under Centre!

– Richard Jones, March 2016

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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 111 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 Skype 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.



Engineers in Australia get paid well. The demand for Toolmakers to work in Australia has risen. The Down Under Centre works with many recruitment companies and employers all over Australia. If you are employed as an Australian Toolmaker you are entitled to a pension, which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage. This is put into your pension scheme from your employer not deducted from your weekly salary.

Metal Trades have an office here in London with the Down Under Centre. Metal Trades requires Welders who are ready to move to Australia, to make contact with us. You can find all Engineering jobs available on our jobs page!

You can contact their UK office on 0203 889 7526 or email them at