A. Gasfitter is on the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List which opens several visa pathways for Migrating to Australia.
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According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule, the code for Gasfitter contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Major Group: 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group: 33 – Construction Trades Workers | Minor Group: 334 – Plumbers
Unit Group: 3341 – Plumbers
General role description for a Gasfitter migrating to Australia
334114 Australia Migration Code Description: Installs, maintains and repairs gas mains, piping systems downstream of the billing meter, and appliances and ancillary equipment associated with the use of fuel gases, including liquefied petroleum gas systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Minimum qualifications required to migrate to Australia as a Gasfitter.
According to ANZSCO those looking to migrate to Australia as a Gasfitter 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 Gasfitter 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 Gasfitter
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 Australia Made Simple add in a further 5 or 10 points as required.
Once you’ve satisfied ANZSCO and calculated a minimum of 60 immigration points it’s time to start looking at getting your migration case underway.
Australia Made Simple has a 100% success rate with those in the Gasfitter category looking to migrate to Australia.
Migrate to Australia as a Gasfitter 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 334114 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Gasfitter is TRA: Trades Recognition Australia although Trades Recognition Australia outsource the assessment for Gasfitter to Vetassess
Stage 1 Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check: Gasfitter 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.
Stage 2 – Skills Assessment to migrate to Australia as a Gasfitter will usually be by technical interview or practical assessment.
Migrate to Australia as a Gasfitter 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 Gasfitter. 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 Gasfitter Stage Three: Formal Application
The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Gasfitter 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 Gasfitter?
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Gasfitter 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 added 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 Gasfitter Australia
Gasfitter 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 Gasfitter Australia Migration
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2019 the occupation ceiling for Gasfitters immigrating to Australia is 6,989.
190 State Nomination for Gasfitter
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Gasfitters emigrating to Australia
ACT Australian Capital Territory
NT Northern Territory
SA South Australia
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 Gasfitters remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. There are currently 88,000 Gasfitters employed in Australia with the majority of those employed on a full-time basis. Unemployment for qualified Gasfitters in Australia is below average.
Average Salary in Australia for a Gasfitter
Average Salary for Gasfitter in Australia is $41.64 per hour
Average salary for a Gasfitter in South Australia: $37.06 per hour
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $37.06 per hour in South Australia.
Average salary for a Gasfitter in Canberra, ACT: $58,398 per year
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $58,398 per year in Canberra, ACT.
Average for a Gasfitter in New South Wales: $38.62 per hour
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $38.62 per hour in New South Wales.
Average salary for a Gasfitter in Northern Territory: $46.42 per hour
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $46.42 per hour in Northern Territory.
Average salary for a Gasfitter in Queensland: $38.40 per hour
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $38.40 per hour in Queensland.
Average salary in Tasmania for a Gasfitter: $75,642 per year
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $75,642 per year in Tasmania.
Average salary for a Gasfitter in Victoria: $35.62 per hour
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $35.62 per hour in Victoria.
Average salary for a Gasfitter in Western Australia: $48.50 per hour
The average salary for a Gasfitter is $48.50 per hour in Western Australia.
Gasfitters can join the Master Plumbers Associations of Australia and Western Australia has the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia available for membership of qualifying gasfitters.
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