Blacksmith – ANZSCO 322111
- Blacksmiths shape bars, rods and blocks of metal by heating and hammering to produce or repair metal articles.
- Skill Level
- Hammer Smith
- Spring Maker
- Tool Smith
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Blacksmith is Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must have successfully completed an AQF Qualification either a Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade or formal training that is comparable
- Must possess skills that are current to Australian industry standards demonstrated by 12 months full time employment or equivalent part-time in the occupation in the previous three years
- If you have obtained a qualification internationally or an Australian qualification that was not through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, you are required to demonstrate 3 years full time or equivalent post-qualification experience
- If you have obtained an Australian qualification issued through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, you are required to demonstrate 3 years full-time or equivalent post-qualification experience OR 6 years full-time or equivalent experience which can be either pre- or post-qualification
Potential Visa Pathways for Blacksmith
|ANZSCO||Occupation||Skills Assessment||189||190||485 (Graduate Work)||491 (State)||491 (Family)||186 (Direct)||407 (Training)||494 (regional Sponsored)||482 (TSS Medium Term)|
Group: 3221 Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers
- Fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and make, repair, coat and polish metal parts and articles.
- Selecting metal stock for job requirements
- Heating metal in forges and furnaces and hammering, punching and cutting metal using hand tools and machine presses
- Tempering and hardening finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
- Preparing electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming, and applying solution to the objects to be coated
- Setting and adjusting controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects
- Preparing horses’ hooves for shoeing, nailing horseshoes to hooves, and trimming hooves
- Cutting, trimming, shaping and smoothing stock to form mould patterns
- Filling boxes with sand and setting patterns in place, and pouring molten metal into moulds
- Applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds
- Finishing metal and articles by polishing and buffing and applying shellac, lacquer, paint and other finishes
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
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.
- Occupations in this Group
- 322111 Blacksmith
- 322112 Electroplater
- 322113 Farrier
- 322114 Metal Casting Trades Worker
- 322115 Metal Polisher
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.