Civil Engineering Technician – ANZSCO 312212
Civil Engineering Technicians conduct tests of construction materials, prepare skitches and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.
- Skill Level
- Civil Engineering Assistant
- Civil Laboratory Technician
- Geotechnical Laboratory Technician
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 Civil Engineering Technician is Vocational Education & Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment conducted, you must meet the following criteria:
- Qualification assessed at AQF Diploma level WITH a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the past five years;
- Qualification assessed at AQF Diploma level WITH an additional qualification at AQF Certificate IV in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the past five years
- Qualification assessed at AQF Diploma WITHOUT a highly relevant field of study AND at least two years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the past five years
- Applicants must meet both the qualification and employment requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
- Highly relevant fields of study include:
- Civil Engineering
- Engineering Drafting – Civil Design
Did you know?
According to VETASSESS, some qualifications that consists of mathematical and physical science subjects and demonstrate competency in structures, materials and testing may be acceptable for skills assessment for some engineering fields. However, it should be noted that this is considered on a case-by-case basis if the course consists of sufficient subjects relating to the occupation of Statistician.
Potential Visa Pathways for Civil Engineering Technician
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Group: 3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
- Assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.
- Preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
- Performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
- Interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
- Collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
- Estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
- Inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
- Conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys
- Indicative Skill Level
- In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the following qualifications and experience:
- Australia (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
- AQF Associate Degree; or
- AQF Advanced Diploma; or
- AQF Diploma
- New Zealand (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
- NSQF Diploma
Please note: at least three years of relevant experience may be a 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. Registration or licensing may be required.
- Australia (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
- Occupations in this Group
- 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
- 312212 Civil Engineering Technician
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
This 189 visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia permanently. It is a points-tested visa. The minimum score to apply is 65 points. However, based on previous invitation rounds, you would need to achieve a higher score to have a better chance of obtaining an invitation.
In short, to be eligible for visa 189, you need to meet the following criteria:
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales||
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 485 visa is a work visa available to international students who have completed two years of study in Australia. It is an 18-month visa that has full work rights and full study rights. It also allows you to travel freely to and from Australia throughout the validity of the visa.
To be eligible for visa 485, you need to meet the following criteria:
If you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you, you may be eligible for a Subclass 186 visa. This visa is permanent and will allow you to live, work and study in Australia indefinitely. To be eligible for this visa, you need to have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and a positive skills assessment. Alternatively, if you are a holder of a Subclass 457 or TSS visa, you can apply for Subclass 186 after working for your employer for at least 3 years under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
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.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.
Study Pathway to Civil Engineering Technician
To become a Civil Engineering Technician, you usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field. Some workers have university qualifications.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
- Duration: 4 years
- Total Course Cost Approx: $169,000 AUD
- Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
- English proficiency requirement – IELTS 6.0 overall with no band below 6.0
- Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
- Diploma of Engineering Technology