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A career in demand in Australia

South African Motor Mechanics and Diesel Motor Mechanics are in high demand due to a lack of local Australians and are therefore able to fill vacancies and qualify for permanent residency in Australia.

Job Description for a Motor Mechanic in Australia

The Australian Immigration Department must ensure that any potential motor mechanic migrants carry out roles that are comparable to those in Australia, although generally, mechanics are considered to be a reasonable standard the world over. An applicant must have skills in inspecting and testing vehicles; performing preventive maintenance such as engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters, suspension work, steering repairs, and braking systems.

What types of motor mechanics are wanted in Australia for Skilled Migration?

In Australia, mechanics are needed for diesel motors, motors, motorcycles, and small engines.

What types of visas are available for motor mechanics?

There is a high demand for motor mechanics in Australia, and they qualify for the top tier Skilled Migration visa classes.

Stage One of the Mechanics Australia Skills Assessment requires evidence

  • Identification

  • Qualifications

  • Transcripts

  • Details of formal training

  • Salary advice and tax documents

  • References

Upon successful completion of stage one, the applicant will be invited for either a technical interview or a practical assessment.

The practical assessment is an important part of the assessment process and takes around 8 hours. It involves a series of practical work-based tasks that demonstrate your trade skills, as well as an interview to assess how well you know your trade.

The assessor will be a qualified mechanic. For most properly qualified and experienced mechanics migrating to Australia, this element of skills assessment is quite straightforward, even though it may seem intimidating at first.


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