ELECTRICIANS living, working in Australia- 482,189,190,491,494,407,186 | ELECTRICIAN (GENERAL) ANZSCO 341111
Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains, and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licencing is required.
Australian Skill level: 3
How do I migrate to Australia as An Electrician?
Migration is a three-step process. In order to be eligible for migrating as a Electrician or any occupation on the skilled occupation list and in demand list you must hold the formal qualifications. The next step is you would need to obtain the Australian standards skills assessments for Electricians and become an Australia Licenced Electrician. This is through the governing bodies VETASSESS and TRA. The next step is to lodge the EOI and the visa.
This is more complex than it sounds, and it is advisable to seek professional assistance such as from experienced migration agents such as Direct Migration Experts. We have ample experience and know how to make decision ready valid visa and skills assessment applications. We get you the results in a fast turnaround time. We provide the skills assessing authority for electricians a solid decision ready application. Which means the case officer can make a fast decision for stage one of your skills assessment.
I am on a working holiday visa do I need to have an Australian electrical licence to work in Australia as an Electrician?
To work in Australia, you do not need your Australian licence.
Do I need a licence to obtain my visa?
To migrate to Australia no matter where in the world you are from you must have been working in the last 12 months prior to your skills assessment application as a licenced Electrician. This is where many of our clients onshore come to realise, they are unable to apply for their skills assessment as they have been working for one or two years in Australia on their 417 working holiday visa as an unlicensed Electrician. Despite having UK experience or offshore experience as a licenced Electrician this does not meet the requirements for Electricians with the relevant skill assessing body. However, for those offshore in their home country we presume they have been working as a licenced electrician and would be able to apply for the skills assessment providing, they meet the rest of the requirements.
How do I obtain my TRA skills assessment for an Australian permanent visa?
Electrician skills assessment process for Australia
This is a twostep process for obtaining an Electrician skills assessment.
This is where the expertise of Arnela Tolic and Direct Migration Experts will come in preparing the necessary documentation to supply to VETASSES. The paperwork must be ready and to meet the requirements and Direct Migration Experts make sure all our applications are decision ready. You must be able to show:
You have three years employment experience and relevant formal training OR
Five years employment experience as an Electrician with no formal training.
You must show that you have been working licenced in the last twelve months. Other requirements include (not limited to) being able to show that you have worked twelve months in the last three years. Direct Migration Experts understands the requirements and will guide you in obtaining the documents and reviewing the documents you provide to make sure that they all present decision ready for assessment by VETASSESS.
The technical interview is for one day and the Practical Assessment. The testing will be done where you will be tested on your electrical skills.
You will be tested with at least three practical assessments and a theory test. The types of things that will be covered in the examination include but are not limited to:
Working with writing, circuit breakers, two way, switching and power outlets and testing to see if the board works. The applicant must demonstrate a competent acumen and safety procedures.
Do I need to find a sponsor or a work visa to stay in Australia as an Electrician?
So, you are in Australia and you thought your employer was going to sponsor you and it has fallen through. We hear this too often from our clients onshore who have loved their time here so much on their working holiday visas they do not want to return home. The employers often promise them to sponsor them so they can stay here. As this article shows this is only a temporary pathway to stay in Australia. However, being an Electrician there is a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. Direct Migration Experts have assisted hundreds of Electricians in obtaining their visa and permanent residency.
Do I need a job to obtain permanent residency?
You do not need a job however, depending if you are onshore and offshore this will differ. Depending on which state and territory in Australia you are going to live in. Generally, in most cases you do not need employment to apply for permanent residency. Permanent Residency and the skilled occupation list are based on points and meeting the points criteria. This is not limited to Electricians but to all occupations on the skilled occupation list.
Do I need experience in Australia as an Electrician to obtain Permanent Residency?
You do not need Australian experience as an Electrician to apply nor obtain permanent residency. However, you do need formal qualifications and to hold a valid skills assessment in Australia as an Electrician to obtain permanent residency.
Do I need to be in Australia to apply for my permanent residency?
No, this is a misconception. We have helped many clients at Direct Migration Experts over the years in obtaining permanent residency from all over the world including but not limited to the UK and Ireland, Asia and South Africa.
Is it difficult to find a job once I arrive in Australia as an Electrician?
Once you have your permanent residency it is extremely easy to find work as an Electrician. Many employers in Australia want staff and workers in all fields that hold permanent residency. It is particularly important that you understand that the reason you will obtain your permanent visa is because of the occupation Electricians being in high demand. This means that there are NOT enough local people to fill the number of vacant Electrical positions in Australia. Electricians are well paid as permanent residents in Australia. There are many vacant positions ranging from mining, large building companies, large organisations to small to medium businesses all looking to employ Electricians.
How do I start the process of migrating to Australia?
The first step so as we can assess you and ensure that you meet the Australian qualifications framework for the skills assessment is send us a copy of your resume (cv) for your free visa preliminary assessment. We will review your formal qualifications, age, work experience, English level and ensure that you meet the basic criteria. We will then contact you to arrange a consultation with you. We will provide you with individual legal advice and guidance of the process. We do suggest that if you do have the dream of migrating to Australia, we do suggest starting the process as the skilled occupation list changes and requirements become more difficult.