How to Migrate to Australia as a Panel Beater
Q. Can I migrate to Australia as a Panel Beater
A. Panel Beater 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 Panel Beater is 324111. This is also known as the ANZSCO Code for a Panel Beater.
According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule ,the code for Panelbeater contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Major Group: 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group: 32 – Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers | Minor Group: 324 – Panelbeaters, and Vehicle Body Builders, Trimmers and Painters
Unit Group: 3241 – Panelbeaters
General role description for a Panel Beater migrating to Australia
324111 Australia Migration Code Description: Repairs damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles and forms replacement vehicle panels. Registration or licensing may be required.
Minimum qualifications required to migrate to Australia as a Panel Beater.
According to ANZSCO those looking to migrate to Australia as a Panel Beater 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 Panel Beater 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 Panel Beater
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.
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Migrate to Australia as a Panel Beater 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 324111 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Panel Beater is TRA: Trades Recognition Australia although Trades Recognition Australia outsource the assessment for Panelbeater to Vetassess
Stage 1 Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check: Panel Beater 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 Panel Beater will usually be by technical interview or practical assessment for which the fee is AUD $1610.00
Migrate to Australia as a Panel Beater 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 Panel Beater. 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 Panel Beater Stage Three: Formal Application
The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Panel Beater 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 Panelbeater?
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Panel Beater 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 Panel Beater Australia
Panelbeater 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 Panel Beater Australia Migration
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2018 the occupation ceiling for Panelbeaters immigrating to Australia is 1000.
190 State Nomination for Panel Beater
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Panelbeaters emigrating to Australia
ACT Australian Capital Territory
NT Northern Territory
SA South Australia
The Job market in Australia for Panelbeaters remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. There are currently 48,000 Panelbeaters employed in Australia with the majority of these employed on a full-time basis. Unemployment for qualified Panelbeaters in Australia is below average.
Average Salary in Australia for a Panel Beater
Average Salary for Panel Beater in Australia is $61,952 per year
Average salary for a Panel Beater in South Australia: $60,167 per year
The average salary for a Panel Beater is $60,167 per year in South Australia.
Average salary for a Panel Beater in Canberra, ACT: $54,719 per year
The average salary for a Panel Beater is $54,719 per year in Canberra, ACT.
Average for a Panel Beater in New South Wales: $65,307 per year
The average salary for a Panel Beater is $65,307 per year in New South Wales.
Average salary for a Panel Beater in Queensland: $58,322 per year
The average salary for a Panel Beater is $58,322 per year in Queensland.
Average salary for a Panel Beater in Victoria: $36.91 per hour
The average salary for a Panel Beater is $36.91 per hour in Victoria.
Average salary for a Panel Beater in Western Australia: $59,771 per year
The average salary for a Panel Beater is $59,771 per year in Western Australia.
In Australia Panel Beaters industry body is the Australian Motor Body Repairers Association.
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