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Trades in Australia

Are you an Electrician, Carpenter, Plumber, Bricklayer or other skilled trade worker looking to move to Australia? Then your skills are in demand and we can help with your Australia Visa application.

We assist eligible applicants with the entire visa process, including obtaining a skills assessment, submitting Expression of Interest and visa application making sure all applications meet the relevant standards. We have helped hundreds trade workers, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, bricklayers, motor mechanics, welders and many others, to successfully relocate for a better life in Australia.

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, please 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
  • Glaziers
  • 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
  • Glaziers
  • Plasterers
  • Wall and Floor Tilers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
  • Electronics Trades Workers
  • Chefs
  • Cabinetmakers
  • Boat Builders and Shipwright

To discuss your Australian Migration options, please contact us on 020 7427 5290, email us or complete the form on the right and we will contact you.

The Australian 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.

The Occupations List consists of two schedules: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). 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 of occupations in relation to the  Australian Employer Sponsored Visas. The Australian Immigration Department (now called the Department of Home Affairs) has advised that the List will be reviewed every 6 months.

It is important to determine which list your occupation appears on before you embark on the Australian Migration Visa application process. Attention must be paid to the factors which may impact your visa eligibility, such as the required level of qualifications and work experience, age, points score, English language skills,  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. Our agents have been working with the Department of Immigration for many years and are able to advise you what type of documentation is required and suitable to provide with the application.

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. This might entail completing a Gap Training upon arrival to Australia. Applicants applying under the Skilled Migrant visa pathway may commence their licencing process as part of their visa application process.

If you are planning to emigrate to Australia, don’t wait as Australia Visa & Australian Migration Regulations change frequently. Start the process now with Emigrate to Australia at Taylor Hampton Solicitors. Taking the right path to a successful application is our forte. We are MARA Registered Migration Agents, members of CILEx and the Migration Institute of Australia.  In addition we are SRA registered UK based law firm. If you are interested in finding out more about your Australian migration and Australian Visa eligibility,  give us a call on 020 7427 5290, email us  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.

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