Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician
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Whether you’re an industrial, domestic, commercial electrician or work in the offshore resource industry we’re ideally positioned to assist in making your Australian dreams come true.
Our experts have a huge range of experience in the assisting clients emigrate to Australia as an Electrician and regardless of your how complex your work history, they’ll be able to create the very best possible case for you and your loved ones.
Those looking to emigrate to Australia as an Electrician come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have worked ‘on the books’ ever since their electrical apprenticeship, others work as contractors and some have set up and managed their own successful business.
If you’re looking to emigrate to Australia as an electrician you’re in safe hands. For a full, honest and confidential discussion about emigration, visas, qualification equivalency, working in Australia, getting your Australian A Grade Electrical License, costs, charges and time-frames take our FREE online assessment as the first stage.
Your assessment will be hand reviewed by an electrical emigration specialist who will give you the full facts, without obligation.
This is also known as the a ANZSCO Code for an Electrician
If you’re looking to emigrate to Australia as an Electrician your skills are definitely in demand.
The MLTSSL is the Premier List for Australian Immigration and means your visa does not need to be tied to any employer. You can be in charge of your own destiny in Australia.
You don’t even need a job in Australia to apply. The Skilled Visa for Electricians is about you, your skills and how you’re going to benefit the Australian economy.
According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule the code for Electrician contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Major Group: 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group: 34 – Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers | Minor Group: 341 – Electricians
Unit Group: 3411 – Electricians
General role description for an Electrician migrating to Australia
341111 Australia Migration Code Description: Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.
According to ANZSCO those looking to migrate to Australia as an Electrician must demonstrate qualifications equivalent to Skills Level 3 on the Australian Qualification Framework (“AQF”).
If you’re emigrating to Australia from the UK as an Electrician you’ll be expected to have at least NVQ Level 3 and if you’re looking to emigrate from South Africa to Australia, you’ll need an Advanced National certificate. Those looking to emigrate to Australia as an Electrician from North America and Canada will be expected to hold Red Seal Qualifications.
Here at Lets Go Global our Australian Trades Migration team are experts in all electrical qualifications and will be able to advise you whether your qualifications are suitable for migration or not, and whether you’ll need to undertake any further training prior to starting your Australian Immigration application.
Minimum work experience required to emigrate to Australia as an Electrician
Generally, we’ll be looking at you having over three years’ experience although time spent in training or on an apprenticeship can count towards this time.
Once you’ve satisfied the occupational requirements for ANZSCO then it’s time to look at overall emigration points which can be calculated below:
Age Points to Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician
Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points
Age 45 = Not eligible for skilled migration although may still be eligible for Permanent residency status via the TSS Visa.
English Language Ability Points to Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician
Good = 20 points
Medium = 10 points
Basic = 0 points
Work Experience Points to to Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician
3 to 5 years = 5 points
5 to 8 years = 10 points
8 years + = 15 points
Qualification Points to Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician
PHD = 20 points
Degree = 15 points
Trade Qualification = 10 points
We will always make an application across the State Sponsored visa class of Permanent Residency so by using Let’s Go! Global add in a further 5 or 10 points as required.
Once you’ve satisfied ANZSCO and calculated a minimum of 65 emigration points it’s time to start looking at getting your migration case underway.
Let’s Go Global have an enviable success rate assisting Electricians emigrating to Australia and are standing by to assist in making your dreams a reality.
Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician Stage One: Skills Assessment
Every occupation, trade and profession have their own skills assessment body. It’s their job to say that you are who you say you are, and that you have the right skills, experience and qualifications.
In the case of ANZSCO Code 341111 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Electrician is TRA: Trades Recognition Australia although Trades Recognition Australia outsource the assessment for Electrician to Vetassess
Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check:
Stage one is the collation of a decision ready bundle of documents which can be used by the assessment body to evidence and substantiate your skills, training, qualifications and experience. The cost for Stage One Skills Online is AUD $1080.00 and includes $300 Government Administration fee.
Whist every case is unique we’ll be working closely with you to provide things such as:
Very specific references for every role you’ve held
Details of your apprenticeship
Suitable ID Documentation
If you’ve periods of self employment or contracting we’re going to need to work very closely to ensure the documentation bundle is 100% compliant. Rest assured, we’ll be with you every step of the way and don’t worry, even if certain things might be difficult to source we will usually be able to assist or find a suitable workaround.
Stage 2 – Skills Assessment to Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician will usually be by technical interview or practical assessment for which the fee is AUD $1890
These practical assessments take place at various test centres at regular intervals and we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared.
An english test isn’t required to emigrate to Australia as an Electrician insofar as Skills Assessment is concerned although it’s always our recommendation that clients sit an english test from a purely emigration points perspective.
The Skills Assessment is a mandatory part of the Australia Emigration process and we can’t move on to other stages of the application without it. However, unlike many occupations the skills assessment for those looking to emigrate to Australia as an electrician serves a dual purpose.
Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician – Offshore Technical Skills Record, OTSR
Whilst the primary purpose of an electrical skills assessment is to facilitate the next stage of the migration process the dual purpose of an electrical skills assessment is the issuing of an OTSR. Even though its called an ‘Offshore’ record, it has nothing to do with working offshore. It’s simply a technical term used to describe the certificate as its issued outside of australia, so offshore.
Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician – What is an OTSR
Your OTSR is a Certificate that verifies and recognizes all of your skills, qualifications and experience in your home country so you can start work in Australia as an electrician from day one. By holding an OTSR you’ll be automatically awarded your formal electrical examinations in Australia less a couple of mandatory modules that will form part of your Australian Context examinations.
Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician – Getting Licensed in Australia
When qualified individuals are looking to emigrate to Australia as an electrician of course they want to know all the details around immigration although they also want to know the facts around getting their full license to work as an electrician in Australia which is something the dedicated Electrical Migration team at Lets Go Global also take great pride in assisting with. Getting Licensed to work as an electrician in Australia starts with Skills Assessment which we’ve described in detail above and ends when your A Grade license is awarded.
Every electrician emigrating to Australia needs to go onto a Provisional license in the first instance, regardless of length of time served, or level of qualifications. As you can appreciate, this is purely from a standard health and safety perspective. Australia imports many electricians from all over the World, not just the UK, Europe, Canada, US and South Africa and so they have to make doubly certain everyone is working to the same standards.
During this time on your Provisional license you’ll be working towards the Australian Context exams which are best described as top up or equivalency exams converting your skills into an Australian setting.
On average most good, qualified individuals emigrating to Australia as an electrician take around six months to convert from their Provisional License to their full A Grade.
I Want to Emigrate to Australia as an Electrician, Can I do My Gap Training in My Home Country?
We recommend Gap Training is done in Australia for Compliance purposes
How do I apply for my A Grade License?
With an Offshore Technical Skills Record and Australian GAP Training completed an applicant may apply for their A Grade License in the State or Territory they wish to work and reside. The A Grade Electrical License is transferable within Australia although a registration fee will apply when an applicant registers in another State.
For further detailed information about how to emigrate to Australia as an Electrician feel free to take our Free Online Assessment for an in Depth Consultation, with No Obligation
For now though, let’s continue with the emigration to Australia process as it applies specifically to electricians.
After receiving a positive Skills Assessment an Expression of Interest can be lodged which places you into a pool of candidates all looking to migrate to Australia as an Electrician. It is important therefore that you build the strongest possible case to receive an invitation to apply for your formal skilled visa.
The final stage of your migration to Australia as an Electrician is your formal application to the Department of Home Affairs after receiving an invitation to apply. At this stage police checks and medicals are required.
What Emigration Australia Visas are available for an Electrician?
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for an Electrician means you’ll be able to:
Live and work in Australia
Enter and leave without the need for further visas
Access education for children without contribution
Access financial services
Sponsor other eligible family members after two years
Apply for full citizenship and dual nationality after four years
Can my family join me on a skilled visa?
Yes, with the additional bonus that your partner may not even need to do a skills assessment in their own right for whatever occupation they hold. The rights and privileges afforded to the main visa holder are passed onto partners and children automatically.
Employer Sponsored Visas for Electricians Emigrating to Australia
Electrician is on the MLTSSL for Australia which means it’s eligible for the TSS Employer Sponsored Visa and whilst this visa is initially classed as temporary it can convert to fill Permanent Residency Status after three years.
Occupation Ceilings for Electricians Emigrating to Australia Migration
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2018 the occupation ceiling for Electricians immigrating to Australia is 9354.
190 State Nomination for Electricians Emigrating to Australia
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Electricians emigrating to Australia
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
SA South Australia
Jobs in Australia Electricians
The Job market in Australia for Electricians remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. There are currently 109,997 Electricians working in Australia with the majority of these employed on a full-time basis. Unemployment for qualified Electricians in Australia is well below the national average.
Average Salary in Australia for an Electrician
Average Salary for Electrician in Australia is $85.23 per hour
The average salary for an Electrician is $85,661 per year in South Australia
The average for an Electrician in New South Wales: $88.38 per hour
The average salary for an Electrician in Queensland: $80.42 per hour
The average salary for an Electrician in Western Australia: $92.88 per hour
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Thank you for the article very clear and easy to understand. I'm no longer on the tools as I run the training courses now for NVQ Level 3 and beyond. I'm head of department at the college and i've been doing this for the past three years. Before that 10 years spent as an electrician on Oil Rigs everywhere from the North Sea to the South China Sea area and everywhere in between. Do you think I can emigrate to australia as an electrician in 2019?
Very clearly explained, thank you
Thanks for your feedback Charlie
I just want to say to any electrician out there like me thinking of emigrating to Australia take the time to read and re read the information above it is bang on. I got the ball rolling with Lets Go Global, very reasonable I might add. Very good advice this article and exactly specific to wanting to emigrate to Australia as an electrician.
Thanks Jeff M, I know the team are thrilled to be helping you and your wife make your Immigration dreams a reality.
Very Useful information thank you I have just taken a visa assessment how long till we can have a call?