Construction Jobs On The Skilled Occupation List

Job Opportunities For Construction Workers in Australia

For builders and construction workers dreaming of a life in Australia, you could be in luck when you apply for a Skilled Nominated Visa.

Construction Industry Jobs on the Skilled Occupation List

Currently featured on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) are the roles of Construction Project Manager - 133111 and Project Builder - 133112.

Applying For A Skilled Nominated Visa

As the aforementioned jobs appear on the SOL this means you can apply for a Skilled Nominated Visa by nominating one of the occupations that apply to your skillset and occupation. In order to apply for a Skilled Nominated Visa for Australia you’ll need to apply via SkillSelect with an Expression of Interest (also known as an EOI). If your application to apply for a visa for Australia is granted then you will need to ensure you have all your paperwork in order. For construction industry workers applying for a Skilled Nominated Visa this will entail making sure you have proof of all your formal qualifications as well as proof of any apprenticeship and paid work within the last 10 years.

What else do you need to apply for a Skilled Occupation in Australia?

There are other requirements that are necessary when applying through the Skilled Migration Program. As well as your formal qualifications you may also be required to take a Skills Assessment by a registered body to prove that you know your trade. You will also need to be under the age of 50 when you apply for the visa and be of reasonably good health - this will be assessed by an approved medical practitioner nominated by DIBP. Finally, although you can process your Australian visa yourself, it's a good idea to speak with an MARA approved migration agent. Should you make a mistake on your visa application, there will be no refund, and you could stand to lose the money spent on the Australian visa application. There are a number of Australian migration agents in the UK who can assist with skilled visa applications, and our company are among the best and well established in the country, so you can trust that you'll be in good hands. If you would like to contact one of our team about a free visa assessment you can start by filling in our free online visa assessment form.

Finding Construction Industry Jobs listed on the Skilled Occupation List in Australia

When looking to secure a job in construction in Australia, it’s best to search local jobs boards, as well as contact recruitment companies that specialise in trades jobs. This will greatly increase your chances of finding work in Australia. Remember, it’s also worth looking in more regional areas outside of the major cities where your skills may be in more demand. To find out more about applying for visas for Australia contact one of our migration agents at

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