A recent review of the required skills for Australia has highlighted a new skill set that is in high demand and it isn’t IT.
There appears to be a significant shortage of tradespeople so much so that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have advised that if you have 5 years experience but no formal qualification in one of the following trades, you have the opportunity to apply through the General Skilled Migration Pathway.
These trades include:
The application process through the General Skilled Migration scheme is slightly different to mainstream visa application due to the fact that it involves being invited by a business owner or local government to apply for a visa – once you have passed the initial Skills Assessment.
There are several factors which can assist in a successful visa application through the General Skilled Migration Pathway such as:
Having 5 years experience in your particular field
Passing the points skill test
English language ability
Invitation to apply from a local or state government or employer
If you having been working in a trade and would like to speak to one of our registered migration agents about the opportunities available to live and work in Australia, please contact our head office in Brisbane for more information.