Bricklayers Emigrate To Australia

Emigrated To Australia As A Bricklayer

Related Occupation: Stonemason

We secure visas for Bricklayers to emigrate to Australia. View our guide to the Australian skills criteria.  To qualify for a skilled visa to Australia you will need to evidence you are capable of doing the job.  You can relax as we shall build your winning case.  Once we have secured your visa we can introduce you to our network of recruiters across Australia.  Currently, Bricklayers are in high demand.

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Government Report On Job Prospects

Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.  Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with high average salaries.   It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified with a positive skills assessment.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
  • Employment for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and remained relatively steady in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons to November 2020 is expected to grow moderately.
  • This is a large occupation (33,300 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in many (but not all) regions.
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons have a high proportion of full-time jobs (90.7 percent). For Bricklayers and Stonemasons working full-time, average weekly hours are 39.4 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are average - in the sixth decile. Unemployment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is Certificate III/IV (73.9 percent).
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons are mainly employed in: Construction; Manufacturing; and Administrative and Support Services.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies.

A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

How many workers are employed in this occupation?33,3008
How many works full-time (% share)?90.78
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?12006
How does unemployment compared with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?-0.84
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?-5.44
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?25.79
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?moderate growth6
What will be the level of future job openings?average6

Skills Required:

BRICKLAYERS AND STONEMASONS lay bricks, pre-cut stones and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures, and cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

      • studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
      • erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding
      • sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks using trowels
      • laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints
      • embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar
      • checking vertical and horizontal alignment
      • cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces
      • repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures
      • designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering
      • constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab block.

Australian Visas Available:

The most popular visas are the (189) and (190) which allows you to live and work in Australia.
Australia remains one of the most attractive immigration destinations for skilled workers and families around the world. However, this means Australia can be selective over who they accept each year to join them.

 What are the Skilled Worker Visa basic requirements?

For both the Independent Skilled Worker Visa (189) and the State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visa (190) potential applicants must meet the following basic criteria:
  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Demonstrate competence in the English language
  • Possess skills and qualifications that address the needs of the Australian labour market
  • Meet the skills assessment test

What is the difference between the two Skilled Worker Visas?

Independent Skilled Worker Visas (189) provide permanent residency on arrival and you are free to live and work anywhere in Australia.
State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visas (190) requires one of the following:
A nomination from a State or Territory government agency.  You will be expected to live in that state for two years after arrival and then secure your permanent residency visa.

What do Skilled Work Visas allow me to do?

 Successful applicants for an Australian work visa are entitled to:
  • Reside permanently in Australia and engage work opportunities
  •  Receive healthcare
  •  Study at a school, vocational education programs, or university
  •  Become eligible for Australian Citizenship in time
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