These days, the demand of trained Civil Engineers is high in many countries and one such nation that is eager to give PR Visa to qualified Civil Engineers is Australia, also known as “Down Under” or the “Land of Kangaroos”, the demand of Civil Engineers is relatively high there in.
Are you a practicing Civil Engineer and want to know how Civil Engineers can get PR Visa for Australia? If yes, then following is the procedure, but first let us know about the job description and responsibilities to be under taken in Oz.
Civil Engineers – Job Description
These experts under the Code ANZSCO 233211 plan, develop, design, systematize and monitor the construction and running of bridges, pipelines, sewage systems, dams, airports, gas and water supply schemes and keep an eye on the other civil engineering projects. Their major area of specialization is Airfield Engineer Officer (Air Force) and Hydraulics Engineer. To practice Civil Engineering in Australia they may be required either to obtain license or register themselves with the state or territorial body.
This occupation is mentioned on the following skills lists:
- Skilled Occupations List
- Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
- Labour Market Testing Required for 457 List
- RSMS Occupations List
Chemical Engineers perform following responsibilities in Oz:
- Determine construction ways and keep a check on goods and their quality.
- Draft and construe specifications, plans drawings, construction methods and processes.
- Systematize and direct site labor and keep a check on the timely delivery of construction materials and equipments.
- Set up detailed scheme for the coordination of site activities.
- Obtain soil and rock samples at different depths across various sites and test samples in order to determine the strength and other applicable factors that mainly affect the behavior of soil and rock.
- Study architectural and engineering drawings and specifications in order to make an educated guess about the cost, accordingly develop a detailed cost plan.
- Scrutinize structural systems and design structures to make sure that they do not either collapse or bend in an undesirable manner.
- Design the physical feature of transportation system, such as railroads, highways, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals.
Now that you briefly known about the Chemical Engineers, let us come back to the main question as to know how Civil Engineer can get PR Visa for Australia!
These experts are entitled to apply for Australia PR visa, only if they meet the basic requirement of working in Down Under for at-least two years in continuation. Initially, a five years visa is issued with multiple entries by the time visa is applicable the unique feature of the visa is that visa holder may continue working in the nation even if the permit has expired.
For Civil Engineers, the most popular path of acquiring PR visa is General Skilled Migration (Skill Select). The program was introduced in 2012. The category provides an excellent opportunity for skilled professionals to easily immigrate to Oz.
Under the General Skilled Migration program, skilled professionals may use their experience, qualifications, and language proficiency to meet the Australian immigration requirements for a PR visa. To apply, the aspirants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The SkillSelect will act as a two-stage electronic process where prospective immigrates will submit a claim for skilled migration through submitting an online EOI. Later the prospective immigrants may be invited to submit an Australian visa application on the basis of their EOI.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of their points test scored in various selection criteria. Each applicant under the category is required to meet the relevant English language requirement and obtain the required skill assessment prior to submitting their EOI.
Apart from the notable General Skilled Migration category, a couple of other options available are Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189), skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa, Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 489) Visa, etc. Each stream has a different proceeding for detail information. You may either consult an immigration consultant or else check the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).