Industrial Designer – ANZSCO 232312
- Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with particular emphasis on ergonomic (human) factors, marketing considerations and manufacturability, and prepares designs and specifications of products for mass or batch production.
- Skill Level
- Alternative Titles
- Product Designer
- Ceramic Designer
- Furniture Designer
- Glass Designer
- Textile Designer
- Qualification assessed at AQF Bachelor degree or higher 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 last five years
- Qualification assessed at AQF Bachelor degree or higher WITH an additional qualification at AQF Diploma level in a highly relevant field of study AND at least two years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years
- Qualification assessed at AQF Bachelor degree or higher WITHOUT a highly relevant field of study AND at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years
- Applicants must meet both the qualification and employment requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
- This occupation requires a qualification in:
- Industrial Design
- Design – covering studies in Product Design, Ergonomics, Sustainability and Design, Design Drawing, Prototype Construction, Creative Technologies, and Design, Innovation and Technology
- If the Applicant is self-employed, they must provide the following:
- Evidence of self-employment i.e. business registration details
- Statutory declaration listing main duties
- Payment evidence of regular income
- Supplementary evidence i.e. contracts with suppliers or clients, client testimonials
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 Industrial Designer is Vocational & Education Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
Potential Visa Pathways for Industrial Designer
|494 (regional Sponsored)
|482 (TSS Short Term)
Group: 2323 Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers
- Plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass, batch and one-off production.
- Determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
- Undertaking product research and analysing functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements
- Formulating design concepts for clothing, textiles, industrial, commercial and consumer products, and jewellery
- Preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts
- Negotiating design solutions with clients, management, and sales and manufacturing staff
- Selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture
- Detailing and documenting the selected design for production
- Preparing and commissioning prototypes and samples
- Supervising the preparation of patterns, programs and tooling, and the manufacture process
- Skill Level
- In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- Occupations in this Group
- 232311 Fashion Designer
- 232312 Industrial Designer
- 232313 Jewellery Designer
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
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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 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. The TSS short term stream visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 2 years each time you are granted this visa. You may apply for two 482 visas in the short stream onshore and subsequent ones offshore, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you. The TSS 482 short term stream does not have a path to permanent residency throught the 186 visa.