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An electrical skills assessment is an important step towards securing an Australian skilled visa.
Electrical Skills Assessment with Future Skills International
Electricians can complete a skills assessment through Future Skills International with Visa Go Australia. The skills assessment is essential when applying for a skilled visa for Australia. Our experienced team will ensure your documents are correct for all stages of the visa, saving you time and money.
If you are an Electrician residing in the UK, Ireland, Europe or Australia, Visa Go Australia can assist you with your skills assessment.
Future skills conduct practical assessments in London, Birmingham, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth on a regular basis.
What is involved in the Electrical Skills Assessment
An electrical skills assessment is completed in two stages:
Stage 1 – Documentary Assessment – $1280.00 AU
Visa Go Australia will work with you to prepare the necessary documentation for lodgement with Future Skills, who will review your training and employment evidence to ensure that you have either:
- 6 years employment experience as an Electrician with no formal training OR
- 4 years employment experience as an Electrician with relevant formal training
Stage 2 – Technical Interview and Practical Assessment – $4200.00 AU
You will attend an assessment centre to complete your technical and practical assessments on the same day. This will take approximately 7-8 hours to complete.
During the Technical Interview you will be asked a series of questions about your skills and duties as a qualified Electrician, which will determine the extent of your knowledge.
The Practical Assessment involves completing a series of work-based tasks that demonstrate your skills as an Electrician. These practical tasks are completed in the presence of a licensed assessor.
Practical Assessment Dates in Birmingham, UK are subject to change in accordance with UK lockdown restrictions.
Your Electrical Skills Assessment Outcome
Following a successful assessment, you will be issued with a Skills Assessment Outcome letter and Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR).
An OTSR is a nationally recognised document that entitles the holder to a provisional electrical licence. The process of obtaining your full electrical license depends on which state or territory you work in. Full details can be found on the Trades Recognition Australia website or on our dedicated ‘Electrician’ page.
Please note that electrical ‘Gap Training’ can only be undertaken once in Australia.
If you are an Electrician in Australia on a working holiday visa and wanting to stay, why not discuss your permanent employee sponsored or skilled visa options with our Registered Migration Agent Darren Chatt. Complete our free online assessment to check your eligibility or contact us in our Australian office 0061 (0) 475 676 160 or UK office 0044 (0) 20814 24684.
Visa Go Australia is the only Migration Company to have offices and Registered Migration Agents in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Please note: Anyone providing migration advice must be a Registered Migration Agent or the penalty can be up to 10 years imprisonment.
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