If you want to emigrate to Australia as a motor mechanic, now may be the perfect time! There are skilled visa pathways for motor mechanics in several Australian states. Below, we explain the skilled visa process for motor mechanics.
Skills Assessment for Motor Mechanics
To emigrate to Australia as a motor mechanic, you must first have your skills assessed. All skilled visa applicants must have their skills assessed to ensure they match Australian standards. Motor mechanics migrating to Australia complete their skills assessment through VETASSESS.
The assessment consists of two parts: a document review and a technical interview. For in-depth detail visit our dedicated webpage. Moreover, you can download the VETASSESS Factsheet and learn more about the job description on ANZSCO.
EOI for Motor Mechanics
Following a positive skills assessment, applicants need to lodge an EOI (Expression of Interest). This is an online form which registers your interest in migrating to Australia.
In an EOI, applicants select which visa subclass and state they wish to apply to. The visa category you apply under will be determined by you points score and available sponsoring states.
Some states require an ROI (Registration of Interest), which is separate from the EOI. Submitting an EOI and ROI does not guarantee an invitation to apply for a skilled visa. Seeking advice from an experienced Migration Agent can increase your chances of a successful application. We offer visa consultations for just £60.
State Sponsorship for Motor Mechanics
Motor mechanic is on the MLTSSL. This means applicants can apply independently (subclass 189) or via state sponsorship (subclasses 190 and 491). Some applicants may also be eligible for family sponsorship under subclass 491.
In our experience, most applicants will require state or family sponsorship to obtain enough points. Subclasses 189 and 190 are permanent residency visas, whereas the 491 is a temporary visa with a pathway to permanent residency. You can learn more on our dedicated skilled visa page, or by completing our free online visa assessment.
Each state will have their own set of requirements, so it’s important to check these before applying. At the time of writing this article, offshore motor mechanics may be eligible to apply to New South Wales and South Australia. You can check State Government websites for full details or book a consultation with our Migration Agent.