Metal Workers Emigrate To Australia

Emigrate to Australia As A Skilled Metal Worker

These Occupations Are In High Demand Across Australia Today:

Computer Numeric Control Setter
Diesel Fitter-Mechanic
Maintenance Fitter
Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment)
Plant Mechanic

Fitter Armament Aircraft Machinist
Automotive Machinist
Metal Machine Setter
Metal Turner
Milling Machinist
Vertical Borer Loom Tuner
Sewing Machine Mechanic
Textile Machine Mechanic Printing Engineer

We secure visas for skilled metal workers to emigrate to Australia.

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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 Metal Fitters and Machinists is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). 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 rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose slightly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Metal Fitters and Machinists to November 2020 is expected to decline.
  • This is a very large occupation (117,200 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
  • Metal Fitters and Machinists have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (95.7 per cent). For Metal Fitters and Machinists working full-time, average weekly hours are 42.3 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the seventh decile. Unemployment for Metal Fitters and Machinists is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Metal Fitters and Machinists is Certificate III/IV (77.0 per cent).
  • Metal Fitters and Machinists are mainly employed in: Manufacturing; Mining; and Other Services.

Key Indicators

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?117,20010
How many work full-time (% share)?95.710
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?14407
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?15.35
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?12.57
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?-0.65
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?decline2
What will be the level of future job openings?high10

Skills Required:

METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS and related roles fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

Indicative Skill Level:

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 drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
      • fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
      • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
      • setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines
      • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
      • cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
      • preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
      • diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
      • may erect machines and equipment on-site


Fits and assembles metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.


Fits, assembles, grinds and shapes metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.


Fits, assembles and welds metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.


Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.


Sets up, adjusts and maintains industrial or domestic sewing machines, or machines used in the production of yarn, textiles or footwear.
This occupation group covers Metal Fitters and Machinists not elsewhere classified.

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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