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dylanjones

Bricklayer skills assessment

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Hi, I am a 22 year old bricklayer hoping to become a permanent resident.

I've tried looking online at which skills assessment to go with and was hoping someone who has maybe gone through this before could help.

Thanks in advance!

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Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is the assessing authority, but if you are a UK passport holder you will need to go through the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) - https://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/programs/offshore-skills-assessment


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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Homeboy you need to rack up your experience in your country then blow your WHV on working as a bricky in Aus, get your skills assessment and apply. Consider the provisional visa for now if you're itching to leave, but remember, time is on your side. All the best!

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On 10/02/2020 at 10:59, dylanjones said:

Hi, I am a 22 year old bricklayer hoping to become a permanent resident.

I've tried looking online at which skills assessment to go with and was hoping someone who has maybe gone through this before could help.

Thanks in advance!

Before you worry about skills assessment, do you have enough experience to apply for a PR visa?

Years as an apprentice do not count towards experience. You need to check what qualification is required for the visa.  Then, you can only count the years AFTER you got that qualification.  No point in doing the skills assessment until you've got that under your belt.

At 22, assuming you are single, then your best bet would be to keep gaining more experience in the UK until the travel ban is lifted.  Then apply for a Working Holiday Visa (WHV), which takes only a few days or weeks to get approved.   That will let you live in Australia for at least a year.  While a lot of people on a WHV do bar work, you can easily work in your own trade.  If you do a few weeks of regional work, you can stay for a full second year.   Then if you're still enjoying it, you can think about applying for PR.

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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