Migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer

Q. Can I migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer?
A. Yes, Bricklayer is on the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List which opens several visa pathways for Migrating to Australia.

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Migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer

Every occupation on the MLTSSL and STSOL is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer is 331111. This is also known as the ANZSCO Code for a Bricklayer.

According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule, the code for Bricklayer contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups

Major Group: 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group: 33 – Construction Trades Workers | Minor Group: 331 – Bricklayers, and Carpenters and Joiners
Unit Group: 3311 – Bricklayers and Stonemasons

General role description to migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer 

331111 Australia Migration Code Description: Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Minimum qualifications required to migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer.

According to ANZSCO those looking to migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer

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

Am I eligible to Migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer?

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 Points
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

Qualification 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.

What is the process to migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer?

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 have a 100% success rate with those in the Bricklayer category looking to migrate to Australia.


Migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer 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 331111 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Bricklayer is TRA: Trades Recognition Australia although Trades Recognition Australia outsource the assessment for Bricklayer to Vetassess

Stage 1 Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check: Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer will usually be by technical interview or practical assessment for which the fee is AUD $1610.00

Migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer. 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 Bricklayer Stage Three: Formal Application

The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Bricklayer 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 Australia Visas are available for a Bricklayer?
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Bricklayer means you’ll be able to:
Live and work in Australia
Enter and leave without the need for further visas
Access Medicare
Access education for children without contribution
Access financial services
Own property
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 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 Bricklayer Australia
Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer Australia Migration
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2018 the occupation ceiling for Bricklayers immigrating to Australia is 1,594.

190 State Nomination for Bricklayer
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Bricklayers emigrating to Australia
ACT Australian Capital Territory
NT Northern Territory
SA South Australia
TAS Tasmania

Do I need a job to Migrate to Australia as a Bricklayer?

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.

Jobs in Australia for Bricklayers

The Job market in Australia for Bricklayers remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. There are currently 53,200 Bricklayers employed in Australia with the majority of those employed on a full-time basis. Unemployment for qualified Bricklayers in Australia is below average.

Average Salary in Australia for a Bricklayer
Average Salary for Bricklayer in Australia is $63,697 per year

Average for a Bricklayer in New South Wales: $39.33 per hour
The average salary for a Bricklayer is $39.33 per hour in New South Wales, which is 7% above the national average.

The average salary for a Bricklayer in Queensland: $34.85 per hour
The average salary for a Bricklayer is $34.85 per hour in Queensland, which meets the national average.

The average salary for a Bricklayer in Victoria: $59,174 per year
The average salary for a Bricklayer is $59,174 per year in Victoria, which is 10% below the national average.

The average salary for a Bricklayer in Western Australia: $58,178 per year
The average salary for a Bricklayer is $58,178 per year in Western Australia, which is 11% below the national average.

The Industry Body for Bricklayers in Australia is the National Bricklayers Association of Australia.

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