Good news tradies! Visa applicants don’t have to travel to the UK to do the second stage of their Australian trade skills assessments this summer. Two Registered Training Organisations for trade occupations have announced upcoming practical assessments in Ireland. On 22/23 May, VETASSESS will be holding practical assessments for electricians and plumbers in Belfast. Applicants will have to get Stage 1 of their application lodged as soon as possible if they are to have a positive outcome from VETASSESS in time to avail of these dates.
Electricians will have a further opportunity to have their skills assessed for migration purposes in July, when Future Skills International will be coming back to Dublin to perform skills assessments. The above occupations are only assessed by means of a practical assessment. However, most trade occupations can be assessed by technical interview via web conferencing.
The Immigration Agency offers a service whereby our clients can attend a technical interview by web conferencing in our Dublin office. We arrange for the assessor to conduct the interview from Australia via web conferencing and all the applicant has to do is turn up with their passport. Since introducing this service we’ve had several clients obtain positive pre-application skills assessment in a matter of days after their technical interviews completion. Some of the assessed occupations were bricklayers, carpenters and metal fabricators.