A. Welder First Class is on the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List which opens several visa pathways for Migrating to Australia.
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Every occupation on the MLTSSL and STSOL is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to migrate to Australia as a Welder (First Class) is 322313. This is also known as the ANZSCO Code for a Welder First Class.
According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule the code for Welder First Class contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Major Group: 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group: 32 – Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers | Minor Group: 322 – Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers
Unit Group: 3223 – Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers
General role description for a Welder First Class migrating to Australia
322313 Australia Migration Code Description: Fabricates and repairs metal products using various welding techniques.
Minimum qualifications required to migrate to Australia as a Welder First Class.
According to ANZSCO those looking to migrate to Australia as a Welder First Class must demonstrate qualifications equivalent to Skills Level 3 on the Australian Qualification Framework (“AQF”).
If you’re migrating to Australia from the UK as a Welder First Class you’ll be expected to have at least NVQ Level 3 and if you’re looking to migrate from South Africa to Australia, you’ll need an Advanced National certificate.
Minimum work experience required to migrate to Australia as a Welder First Class
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.
Occasionally three years of relevant experience can substitute the need for formal qualifications although this is the exception not the rule
Once you’ve satisfied the occupational requirements for ANZSCO then it’s time to look at overall immigration points which can be calculated below
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
Good = 20 points
Medium = 10 points
Basic = 0 points
Work Experience Points
3 to 5 years = 5 points
5 to 8 years = 10 points
8 years + = 15 points
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 immigration points it’s time to start looking at getting your migration case underway.
Let’s Go Global have a 100% success rate with those in the Welder (First Class) category looking to migrate to Australia.
Migrate to Australia as a Welder First Class 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 322313 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Welder (First Class) is TRA: Trades Recognition Australia although Trades Recognition Australia outsource the assessment for Welder (First Class) to Vetassess
Stage 1 Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check: Welder First Class Australia
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.
Stage 2 – Skills Assessment to migrate to Australia as a Welder First Class will usually be by technical interview or practical assessment for which the fee is AUD $1610.00
Migrate to Australia as a Welder (First Class) Stage Two: Expression of Interest
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 a Welder (First Class) . It is important therefore that you build the strongest possible case to receive an invitation to apply for your formal skilled visa.
Migrate to Australia as a Welder (First Class) Stage Three: Formal Application
The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Welder (First Class) 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 a Welder (First Class)?
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Welder (First Class) means you’ll be able to:
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 Welder (First Class) Australia
Welder (First Class) 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 Welder (First Class) Australia Migration
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2018 the occupation ceiling for Welders (First Class) immigrating to Australia is 4426.
190 State Nomination for Welder (First Class)
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Welders (First Class) emigrating to Australia
ACT Australian Capital Territory
NT Northern Territory
Not usually. The 189 visa class does not require a formal job offer although some States and Territories do require this for the 190 subclass.
The Job market in Australia for Welders First Class remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. Unemployment for qualified Welders First Class in Australia is below average.
Average Salary in Australia for a Welder First Class
Average Salary for Welder First Class in Australia is $32.56 per hour
Average salary for a Welder First Class in South Australia: $31.55 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $31.55 per hour in South Australia.
Average salary for a Welder First Class in Canberra, ACT: $35.04 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $35.04 per hour in Canberra, ACT.
Average for a Welder First Class in New South Wales: $32.67 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $32.67 per hour in New South Wales.
Average salary for a Welder First Class in Northern Territory: $43.40 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $43.40 per hour in Northern Territory.
Average salary for a Welder First Class in Queensland: $43.40 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $43.40 per hour in Queensland.
Average salary for a Welder First Class in Victoria: $23.00 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $23.00 per hour in Victoria.
Average salary for a Welder First Class in Western Australia: $34.17 per hour
The average salary for a Welder First Class is $34.17 per hour in Western Australia.
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