Welder Skills Assessment
Welders migrating to Australia are required to complete a Welder Skills Assessment through Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).
Visa Go Australia is proud to work with two TRA Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s), VETASSESS and Australian Construction Training Services (ACTS), who facilitate the technical interviews.
After successfully completing the Welder skills assessment you will receive your Australian Certificate III in Welding, which will enable you to continue with your application for a Skilled visa.
Visa Go Australia work with you to achieve a positive skills assessment and visa application. A professional case processor will assist you at every stage of the application, ensuring you are fully informed and supported throughout the process.
We also provide a SKILLS ASSESSMENT ONLY package.
The process is broken up into two stages.
Visa Go Australia will work with you to prepare the necessary documentation for lodgement with VETASSESS, who will review your training and employment evidence to ensure that you have either:
- 5 years employment experience as a Welder with no formal training OR
- 3 years employment experience as a Welder with relevant formal training
You will need to provide your qualification certificates as proof of formal training, and your employment evidence must include at least 12 months in the last 3 years. Evidence may include documents such as wage slips, bank statements, employment references, etc. Visa Go Australia will advise you about what exactly is required and prepare these in readiness for assessment.
VETASSESS FEE: AUD$1,280
This involves a technical interview with a VETASSESS Assessor via Skype. The technical interview takes approximately 2 hours, with the Assessor asking you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge necessary to work in your trade in Australia. These questions are based on the units listed on the trade Fact Sheet, which Visa Go Australia provides you with.
The technical interview will take place in either Edinburgh, London or Manchester and following a successful assessment, VETASSESS will issue you with:
- Skills Assessment Outcome letter,
- AQF Level 3 Welder (First Class)
VETASSESS FEE: AUD$2,000
Visa Go Australia SKILLS ASSESSMENT ONLY service – £800.00
The skills assessment is an integral and expensive stage of the visa application process, and for those who are not confident, Visa Go Australia offers a SKILLS ASSESSMENT ONLY service to ensure you get it right the first time.
Our Registered Migration Agent Darren Chatt will assess your eligibility for a skilled visa before proceeding. Once your skills have been identified as satisfactory to receive a positive skills assessment, you will be allocated one of our experienced case processors, who will prepare the necessary documentation and guide you through the various stages of the skills assessment application. Your Visa Go Australia case processor will provide check lists and templates as needed, and review and submit the application on your behalf. Most of the evidence gathered for your skills assessment is also used for your visa application.
Visa Go Australia provide this service for just £800.00. If you would like to discuss it in more detail, please call us in the UK on 0208 142 4684, or in Australia on 0475 676 160.