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Old Aug 7th 2020, 5:52 pm
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Default Boilermaker welder looking to work in Australia.

I understand my circumstances are quite rare but I am hoping someone can give me some honest advise.

I have lived in the UK my whole life, I served a full apprenticeship here in fabrication and welding. I am looking to move out to Australia in the next two years, but I am unsure if I will get work in my chosen field with the qualifications I hold.

i understand there is a skills assessment you can take, but after looking into this, it was all very points based for lodging a visa after your skills assessment (which is something I obviously don’t need).

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Default Re: Boilermaker welder looking to work in Australia.

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I understand my circumstances are quite rare but I am hoping someone can give me some honest advise.

I have lived in the UK my whole life, I served a full apprenticeship here in fabrication and welding. I am looking to move out to Australia in the next two years, but I am unsure if I will get work in my chosen field with the qualifications I hold.

i understand there is a skills assessment you can take, but after looking into this, it was all very points based for lodging a visa after your skills assessment (which is something I obviously don’t need).

thanks in advance!
You also really need to be under 45

You'll still need to do a skills assessment

There's shit tons of work for your skill set in WA ATM and will be for a few more years

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Default Re: Boilermaker welder looking to work in Australia.

You will have to do a skills assessment as part of the visa. The process is, you check your occupation is eligible, you do a skills assessment. You calculate pints, at which time most people realise they need to do an English exam to boost points. If you then have a enough points you lodge an expression of interest and wait to be invited. Then apply.
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Default Re: Boilermaker welder looking to work in Australia.

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You will have to do a skills assessment as part of the visa. The process is, you check your occupation is eligible, you do a skills assessment. You calculate pints, at which time most people realise they need to do an English exam to boost points. If you then have a enough points you lodge an expression of interest and wait to be invited. Then apply.
hi thanks for your response. I don’t need a visa as I am an Australian citizen with an Australian passport. My only obstacle is that I served my time in the uk. So I have foreign qualifications.

Thanks again for your response
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Default Re: Boilermaker welder looking to work in Australia.

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You also really need to be under 45

You'll still need to do a skills assessment

There's shit tons of work for your skill set in WA ATM and will be for a few more years

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really sorry, I’ve just read my original question and I’ve completely forgot to mention that I’m already an Australian citizen. So really my question really, is will I get work in my trade with my English quals?

thank you again
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really sorry, I’ve just read my original question and I’ve completely forgot to mention that I’m already an Australian citizen. So really my question really, is will I get work in my trade with my English quals?

thank you again
I don't see why not. I'm not sure if your's is a licenced trade in Australia (like electricians) but even if it was, you'd be able to convert it to an Australian licence after some bullshit training or work experience
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I don't see why not. I'm not sure if your's is a licenced trade in Australia (like electricians) but even if it was, you'd be able to convert it to an Australian licence after some bullshit training or work experience
i don’t think it is if I’m honest. Think it’s more construction and sparks. I’ve been trying to find an answer to this question for ages. If I ask migration specialists this question they tell me to do the skills assessment, which they will if X amount of money is involved won’t they!

Myself and my family are in the process of going down the partner visa route for us going I’m 25, my girlfriend is 24 and my daughter is 1.

the dream is to get there before my daughter starts school, but I don’t want to spend any unnecessary money in the mean time on courses I don’t need!
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i don’t think it is if I’m honest. Think it’s more construction and sparks. I’ve been trying to find an answer to this question for ages. If I ask migration specialists this question they tell me to do the skills assessment, which they will if X amount of money is involved won’t they!

Myself and my family are in the process of going down the partner visa route for us going I’m 25, my girlfriend is 24 and my daughter is 1.

the dream is to get there before my daughter starts school, but I don’t want to spend any unnecessary money in the mean time on courses I don’t need!
Go for it - you sound like the ideal family that could make migration work. This is a great country for tradesmen to work in

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Go for it - you sound like the ideal family that could make migration work. This is a great country for tradesmen to work in

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thank you, stay safe!
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really sorry, I’ve just read my original question and I’ve completely forgot to mention that I’m already an Australian citizen. So really my question really, is will I get work in my trade with my English quals?

thank you again
[Disclaimer: I really have no idea]

You may need to be certified to either a) be legally allowed to work in Australia or b) make it easier to get work.

I did find this website: https://awcr.org.au/faq/
But not having any real understanding of your job, it may not even be what you do! If it is what you do, it may be worth getting in touch with them.

If this isn't your job, try to find an organisational body for your profession, and check their regulations around re-certification of overseas qualifications.

Good luck.
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Default Re: Boilermaker welder looking to work in Australia.

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[Disclaimer: I really have no idea]

You may need to be certified to either a) be legally allowed to work in Australia or b) make it easier to get work.

I did find this website: https://awcr.org.au/faq/
But not having any real understanding of your job, it may not even be what you do! If it is what you do, it may be worth getting in touch with them.

If this isn't your job, try to find an organisational body for your profession, and check their regulations around re-certification of overseas qualifications.

Good luck.
hello, thanks for your reply!

if I’m honest I think what you’ve just sent is my most favourable route now and It won’t break the bank. But yes you’re right, it’s the ease of finding work that I’m after. And this might just be that!

i enrolled for a skills assessment previously here in the uk and got my money back off them. They wanted 5 years worth of wage slips and tax proof and bank statements etc... I’ve been on and off self employed for the past 10 years so it was really difficult for me. There was also so many other aspects of the skills assessment that were purely point based to help you with your lodgement of the skilled visa after you’d finished. I felt it was all irrelevant to my situation really.

All I want is a form of practical assessment to get my skills recognised in Australia, and although this is just welding and not the fabrication side it should still help with getting in a job

Thanks again!
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There are no formal tickets that you need to work as a boilermaker. It's down to your CV.

I came over here in 2003 as a fabricator and I don't think I was ever asked for my Trades recognition Australia papers (TRA). You are judged on your work experience and CV most of the time.

This is fine for local workshops but some government work or large construction projects may ask to see Australian equivalents. If you time served and have your city and guilds then it used to be a straight forward, but slow, process.

If your a Welder then it's normally a straight 6G or 3G/4G test.

I work now as a Welding Engineer and don't think there are any issues in you gaining work except the normal ones of not having contacts and being new into the local workforce.

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There are no formal tickets that you need to work as a boilermaker. It's down to your CV.

I came over here in 2003 as a fabricator and I don't think I was ever asked for my Trades recognition Australia papers (TRA). You are judged on your work experience and CV most of the time.

This is fine for local workshops but some government work or large construction projects may ask to see Australian equivalents. If you time served and have your city and guilds then it used to be a straight forward, but slow, process.

If your a Welder then it's normally a straight 6G or 3G/4G test.

I work now as a Welding Engineer and don't think there are any issues in you gaining work except the normal ones of not having contacts and being new into the local workforce.

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cheers keel,

you’ve saved me a lot of time and money with that response! Really appreciate it, where about safe you based?

kind regards and thanks again!

ayron
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cheers keel,

you’ve saved me a lot of time and money with that response! Really appreciate it, where about safe you based?

kind regards and thanks again!

ayron

In Perth Ayron.

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