Brisbane Trade Courses

Find out which trade courses are available for international students to study in the city of Brisbane

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Brisbane

Brisbane offers many different trade courses to international students.

Brisbane is a vibrant city perfectly located halfway between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in the sunshine state of Queensland. It is surround by a beautiful river providing opportunity for captivating scenic views, leisurely riverside walks and memorable river cruises. 

Brisbane ideal location means you can explore many breathtaking attractions close by such as the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest. Your weekends could also be spent lazing on nearby gorgeous sun-soaked beaches or for those seeking adrenaline, at one of the exhilarating theme parks.

This city has the most luscious City Botanic garden and is also home to more than 2,000 green perks – perfect for those Sunday afternoon picnics. If that’s not enough, Brisbane is one of the most affordable cities to live in Australia with many cheap or free activities to keep you entertained all year long.

Trade & Vocational Courses

Why study a trade?

Studying the right trade or vocational course can greatly increase your chances of receiving Work Visas to Australia.

But migration can be very difficult to understand. There are so many different types of visas and so much information out there, which can make it super challenging to know what is accurate for your circumstance.

Therefore we’ve created a booklet for you that explains a pathway that has been tried and tested. Pathway to Aus has had many of its students successfully go down this path to achieve Permanent Residency.

This pathway is not for everyone, however it may be for you!

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in relevant trade course

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Boat Builder.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Boat Builder you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

Carpentry

Certificate III in Carpentry

Intake Dates

January, April, July, October

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term, Per Semester

Overview

In this course, you’ll learn how to construct, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures for residential, commercial and industrial developments. You will work with a range of tools, equipment and materials to construct frames for walls and ceilings, construct pitched and advanced roofs and eaves, and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground. Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, carpentry skills are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies for qualified carpenters and joiners. This is a very large occupation with around 69,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

Automotive Mechanic

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate IV in Automotive Diagnosis

Intake Dates

January, March, August, November

Duration

24 months

Cost

$7,000 – $9,000 per year

Payment Plan

Monthly

Overview

As well as developing the skills to manage a small automotive business, in this course you will discover how to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles including the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential), and suspension systems (steering, brakes, wheels and tires).

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an automotive mechanic or light vehicle technician, or in management roles in an automotive retail, service and repair environments.

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

Associates Degree in Civil Engineering

Intake Dates

January & July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$15,000 – $17,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Semester

Overview

In this associate degree, you will develop your skills in the application of civil and structural engineering technology. You will gain specialised knowledge of drafting and modelling structural, municipal and environmental engineering, project management and estimating skills. Our experienced teachers will ensure you can synthesise elements of your theoretical and practical understanding through designing and implementing an engineering project to standards applicable to a modern civil or structural engineering practice.

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

Intake Dates

February & July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$11,000 – $13,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Semester

Overview

In this course you will develop the expert skills needed to design and validate electrical equipment and systems. You will be able to work in areas including electrical design, project management, process control, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers. Our industry experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.

Cabinet Making

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Intake Dates

February

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Semester

Overview

In this course you will gain skills in making and repairing fine timber products using solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based materials. You will learn processes from design through to production including producing manual and computer-aided drawings, using power tools and wood machines, and undertaking jobs within cost and time constraints. Within this course you may specialise in producing free-standing furniture such as dining and bedroom suites, antiques and office furniture; or you may learn the skills required for the manufacture and installation of kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$7,000 – $9,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term, Per Semester

Overview

This course will equip you to work within the kitchen at a supervisory level. You will gain hands-on culinary experience in the preparation of appetisers, salads, stocks, sauces, soups, seafood, meat, poultry, breads, pastries and cakes. Develop your supervisory skills and learn how to manage diversity in the workplace, implement sustainable practices, provide leadership, manage finances, and coordinate cooking operations. You will also get the advanced skills needed to manage a hospitality establishment including rostering, budgeting, marketing, and people management. You will learn customer service skills in our training restaurants, and electives may include how to operate a bar and prepare espresso coffee.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to enter the workforce as a chef or chef de partie, or to work in a management role in a diverse range of hospitality settings

Automotive Body Repair

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology, Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Intake Dates

January, April, July, October

Duration

24 months

Cost

$15,000 – $17,000 per year

Payment Plan

Monthly

Overview

Panel beaters undertake a very wide range of tasks and have a very diverse skill set. They can repair minor dents and scratches, right through to a full rebuild of exterior panels.
Another really interesting aspect of a panel beaters job is classical car restoration and customisation. This aspect of the job can allow you to explore a more creative side of the trade industry and come up with your own plans and concepts using a wide range of materials.

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Trade Courses in Brisbane, Australia was last modified: October 24th, 2021 by PTA