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Visa for Carpenters in Australia

If you are a carpenter and assembler and want to obtain Permanent Residence in Australia, there are several paths that you can explore. Here you will learn about the most common and recommended paths and learn step by step how to obtain your visa for Carpenter professionals in Australia.

⚠️  IMPORTANT: The information that we will present to you now IS OF A GENERAL CHARACTER and is based on the list of trades in demand as of the date of publication. Federal and state governments frequently review the trades that their respective economies need and based on this they introduce, change, and remove trades from their lists. This can happen at ANY time and without prior announcement.

What trade are we talking about?


When we talk about carpenters we refer to the trade of Carpentry and Assembly 3312:

Constructs, erects, installs, renovates and repairs structures and accessories of wood, plywood, drywall and other materials. Fit pieces of wood to form structures and accessories. They also call him a formwork carpenter in construction.


⚠️  WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE TRADE OF EBANISTA 394111: Makes or repairs wooden furniture, adjusts and assembles pieces of wood prepared to make furniture.

Why do so many people study carpentry in Australia?

> For its constant presence on the high demand list both federally and at the state level

> Due to its high level of employability

> Because it gives you a manual and universal skill

> For the cost of the courses compared to other studies

> Because it does not require a very high level of English to start it

Things you should keep in mind when studying carpentry in Australia

> The year of professional practice is mandatory

> You usually work in the sun

> In Australia, carpentry is not building furniture (joinery)

> Do not detract from a woman doing it even though the guild is naturally dominated by men

> It is a physical job

> You usually work very early in the morning

Step 1: Study it on a student visa (500)

The path is usually:

1. Certificate 3 in carpentry (1 year approx)
2. Diploma of Building & Construction (Building) (1 year approx)

DURING the studies you must gather 360 hours of practice.
If you obtained the internship through the institute, these can be voluntary.
If you obtained the internship on your own in jobs, these must be paid (Tax or ABN).

Step 2: You go to graduate visa and do the work practice (485)

After studies you apply to the graduate visa: $ 1,650

To move to a postgraduate visa, you must meet certain requirements:

– Pass the English test (General IELTS min 5 in all)
– Ask for the federal antecedent (AFP Check)
– Take OVC health insurance (month to month)
– Have completed 360 hours of practice
– Have finished studies
– Do the medical examination (general and torso)
– Other documents such as passport and civil registration
– Evidence of family union

When you go to the postgraduate visa, you go back to 0 hours and now you must collect 1,725 hours of PAID work practice over a 12-month period. They call this doing the ‘Job Ready Program’ (steps 2, 3 and 4)

You can work by TAX or ABN.

Every 3 months you update the TRA on your progress and the new skills you have learned.

This will be worth around $ 2,500 AUD.

Step 3: Comply with state policy to be invited or seek sponsorship

Labor sponsorship

VISA 482: If you have at least 2 years of work experience (here or anywhere in the world)

VISA 186: If you have at least 3 years of work experience (here or anywhere in the world)

The sponsor will have to pay fees for the privilege of hiring you

Points system


VISA 190: 60 – 80 POINTS if you comply with the state immigration policy

VISA 491: 50 – 80 POINTS if you comply with the migration policy of the rural area

Permanent Residence for Carpenters in Australia

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