Australia Needs Heavy Diesel Mechanics
The Skilled Occupation List could well make your dreams of living and working in Australia come true and if you’re a mechanic then you’ll be wanting to read on. When it comes to applying for a skilled visa for Australia the skills assessment process for Mechanics differs depending on the citizenship of the visa applicant.
Passport holders from the below countries will have their skills assessed by Vetasses Trades.
- Hong Kong SAR
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
When being assessed by Vetasses Trades, mechanics will be required to demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of full time employment which also includes 12 months of solid employment within the last three years.
Vetassess Trades has a two stage application process. First, applicants are asked to submit a document-based application with detailed employment evidence including any qualifications they have, employment references and pay evidence. If this is approved then the applicant is invited to sit an online technical interview, conducted via webcam with a Vetassess assessment officer. The total skills fee is $1985 AUD ($635 + $1350). A successful outcome will result in a skills result letter and an AQF 3 qualification.
If the applicant is from a country other than those listed above, then they will need to go via Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). For a TRA application, the applicant must submit a document-based application, which includes a relevant AQF 3 equivalent qualification and a minimum of three years’ post-qualification employment, including at least 12 months in the last three years. The TRA fee is $1000 AUD.