Q. Can I migrate to Australia as a Chef
A. Yes, Chef is on the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List which opens several visa pathways for Migrating to Australia.
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Every occupation on the MLTSSL and STSOL is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to migrate to Australia as a Chef is 351311. This is also known as the ANZSCO Codefor a Chef.
According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule, the code for Chef contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Major Group: 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group: 35 – Food Trades Workers | Minor Group: 351 – Food Trades Workers
Unit Group: 3513 – Chefs
General role description for a Chef migrating to Australia
351311 Australia Migration Code Description: Plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in a dining or catering establishment.
Minimum qualifications required to migrate to Australia as a Chef.
According to ANZSCO those looking to migrate to Australia as a Chef must demonstrate qualifications equivalent to Skills Level 2 on the Australian Qualification Framework (“AQF”).
If you’re migrating to Australia from the UK as a Chef 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 Chef
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.
Let’s Go Global have a 100% success rate with those in the Chef category looking to migrate to Australia.
Migrate to Australia as a Chef 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 351311 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Chef is TRA: Trades Recognition Australia although Trades Recognition Australia outsource the assessment for Chef to Vetassess
Stage 1 Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check: Chef 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 Chef will usually be by technical interview or practical assessment for which the fee is AUD $1610.00
Migrate to Australia as a Chef 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 Chef. 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 Chef Stage Three: Formal Application
The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Chef 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 Chef?
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Chef 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 Chef Australia
Chef 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 Chef Australia Migration
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2018 the occupation ceiling for Chefs immigrating to Australia is 2,821.
190 State Nomination for Chef
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Chefs emigrating to Australia
ACT Australian Capital Territory
NT Northern Territory
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 Chefs remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. There are currently 70,800 Chefs employed in Australia with the majority of those employed on a full-time basis. Unemployment for qualified Chefs in Australia is below average.
Average Salary in Australia for a Chef
Average Salary for Chef in Australia is $55,172 per year
Average salary for a Chef in South Australia: $53,827 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $53,827 per year in South Australia, which meets the national average.
Average salary for a Chef in Canberra, ACT: $58,127 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $58,127 per year in Canberra, ACT, which is 8% above the national average.
Average for a Chef in New South Wales: $55,729 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $55,729 per year in New South Wales, which meets the national average.
Average salary for a Chef in Northern Territory: $27.56 per hour
The average salary for a Chef is $27.56 per hour in Northern Territory, which meets the national average.
Average salary for a Chef in Queensland: $54,714 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $54,714 per year in Queensland, which meets the national average.
Average salary in Tasmania for a Chef: $51,923 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $51,923 per year in Tasmania, which meets the national average.
Average salary for a Chef in Victoria: $54,029 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $54,029 per year in Victoria, which meets the national average.
Average salary for a Chef in Western Australia: $56,345 per year
The average salary for a Chef is $56,345 per year in Western Australia, which meets the national average.
The Australian Culinary Federation is the leading industry body for Chefs in Australia.
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