Australia is the world’s 6th biggest country!
When you live in a big country, getting around can be quite challenging … unless of course you have a car! Australians depend on their motor vehicles and so there is plenty of work for motor mechanics. In some parts of Australia we have an acute shortage of motor mechanics.
Trucks, mining vehicles, drilling rigs, cars and motorbikes are all very common in Australia. Australian mechanics can’t keep up with the demand this is why Australia needs skilled trades people to migrate and work in Australia. Motor mechanics are protected by work rights and are paid well for their work. The average mechanic salary is $65,483 per year. Top end mechanics can earn $150,000 or more.
If you are a mechanic you may be able to apply for a visa to live and work in Australia. Motorcycle mechanics, diesel mechanics, heavy-duty diesel mechanics, light engine mechanics and auto mechanics are all sought after skills. Motor mechanic is on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List, which can open multiple opportunities for migrating to Australia.
Most mechanic occupations will have a level of skill equivalent to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III including at least two years of on the job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3).
Mechanics can apply for general skilled visas and employer sponsored visas. Lots of mechanics come to Australia as a backpacker (working holiday visa) and then decide to stay.
Mechanics applying for a permanent residence visa will usually need to undergo a rigorous skills assessment. The assessment can be a paper based assessment and/or a practical assessment. Each case is different and in some instances a skills assessment will not be required.
Australian permanent residents have access to many opportunities, including:
- Work rights in Australia
- Entering and leaving the country freely
- State education for their children
- Getting a mortgage to buy a house
- Applying for Australian citizenship after a qualifying period
On the day this Blog was published thousand of mechanic jobs were advertised online. One of Australia’s most popular online job sites is Seek. The following jobs are being advertised on Seek today:
- 1,614 Motor Mechanic jobs
- 1,624 Diesel Mechanic jobs
- 1,314 Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic jobs
- 37 Motorcycle Mechanic jobs
That’s a lot of jobs and many of the companies advertising jobs online will offer sponsorship to good candidates. Some of those companies are our clients. If you are a qualified motor, diesel or HD mechanic and are investigating job and visa opportunities in Australia, why not organise a consultation with one of our team. We have great contacts and we are really good at what we do!
Book a consultation , give us a call on +61 8 9429 8860 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .