Trades in Australia
Trades in Australia are in demand. Are you an Electrician, Carpenter, Plumber, Bricklayer or other skilled trade worker? Then Australia needs you and we can help you with Australia Visa application.
We assist eligible applicants from start to finish with the entire visa process from obtaining a skills assessment right through to your visa application. We have helped hundreds trade workers successfully relocate for a better life in Australia, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, bricklayers, motor mechanics, welders and many others. Australian Visa applications can be complex and we are here to help. We are MARA Registered Migration Agents with years of hands on experience in handling visa application. If you are interested in how we can help with your visa application, give us a call on 020 7427 5290 or complete the form on the right.
Working in Australia
For the past 50 years Australia has been at the top of the list for people seeking a better quality of life, more space, better climate, outdoor lifestyle and beaches. It offers a complete change with a less daunting cultural shift such as having to learn a new language.
The demand for qualified and skilled trades in Australia varies across the territories and by industry. With employment projected to increase, Technical and Trades services, followed by Construction form the second largest contribution to employment growth.
Employment opportunities vary across the country. Employers based in more rural areas find it harder to fill posts than the cities, hence job opportunities might be greater in those areas.
Salaries also vary across the territories with the highest average annual earnings to be found in Western Australia and the lowest in Tasmania. Salaries should be compared to cost of living and may vary by region.
Trades in Australia – Occupations in Demand
The current list of occupations includes trade and skilled occupations in the following groups:
- Construction Managers
- Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
- Telecommunications Technical Specialists
- Automotive Electricians
- Motor Mechanics
- Sheetmetal Trades Workers
- Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers
- Metal Fitters and Machinists
- Precision Metal Trades Workers
- Panel beaters
- Bricklayers and Stonemasons
- Carpenters and Joiners
- Painting Trades Workers
- Wall and Floor Tilers
- Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
- Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
- Electronics Trades Workers
- Boat Builders and Shipwright
For a detailed Skilled Occupation List, please contact us on 020 7427 5290 or complete the form on the right and we will contact you.
The Lists of Occupations are reviewed from time to time to address immediate and long-term labour market skills shortages, including shortages in trades in Australia.
Skilled Occupations are divided in two list: Medium and Long- Term Strategic List and Short-Term Skilled Occupation List. The lists were changed in 2017 and replaced the previous Australian Skilled Occupation List and Consolidated Skilled Occupation List. Note, there is a separate list for Australian Employer Sponsored Visas.
It is important to determine which list your occupation appears on before you embark on the Australian Visa application process. Attention must be also paid to the other factors which may impact the visa eligibility, such as the required level of qualifications and work experience, age, points score, health and character as well as evidence and documents available to support the Australian visa application.
Applicants (including self-employed and sub-contractors) are encouraged to retain/retrieve their full employment documentation as some applications may require a higher level of proof of skilled employment in the nominated occupation.
Certain trade occupations are licenced in Australia for example, plumbers, electricians or air-conditioning mechanics. This means that migrants wishing to work in Australia in one of the licenced occupations must obtain a licence from the relevant authority in each State. Applicants applying under the Skilled Migrant visa pathway may commence their licencing process as part of their visa application.
Taking the right path to a successful application is our forte. We are MARA Registered Migration Agents and members of regulatory bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives. If you are interested in finding out how we can assist with your visa application, feel free to give us a call on 020 7427 5290 or complete the form on the right.
Emigrate to Australia is part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, a SRA regulated law firm based in the UK. We are not part of the Australian Immigration and Border Protection Department. We offer visa advice and assistance with the Australian visa application process.