Melbourne Trade Courses

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

Intro to Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne is the most popular destination for international students.

Melbourne an incredibly cultured and quirky city that offers delicious food, world class coffee and has countless winding alley ways that are magical to explore – don’t forget your camera down the colourful and famous Hosier Lane. Melbourne has a booming nightlight with different bars, pubs and clubs on every corner, ensuring you always have an evening to remember.

This city is also known for its eccentricity, creativity and love of the arts and has a multitude of underground music events, record stores, swing dancing clubs and more. Its efficient public transport and trams make travelling and exploring this wonderful city easy.

If that’s not enough, Melbourne is located closely to the picturesque Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine regions. On top of all this, take a long weekend off and road trip along the gorgeous Great Ocean Road, gaze upon the natural wonder of the 12 apostles, get close to native wildlife, take a surf break or wander through a misty rainforest waterfall. The opportunities are endless, and it all starts in Melbourne.

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 a 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, Certificate IV in Building & Construction, Diploma of Building & Construction

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $15,000 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.

Painting & Decorating

Certificate III in Painting & Decorating, Cert IV in Building & Construction

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Monthly

Overview

This course provides you with hands-on skills and knowledge that enable you to carry out a wide range of tasks in the painting and decorating industry. You will learn practical skills such as preparing surfaces, applying paint by brushes, rollers, and spray guns, hanging wallpaper, and creating feature walls. Moreover, you will learn useful theoretical knowledge, including occupational health and safety requirements, and how to write quotations so you are well prepared to enter the workplace with confidence. By undertaking a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating, you will also learn many general skills and knowledge required for work in the building and construction industry. The course is delivered in a simulated work environment, where you will carry out practical tasks in a workshop area with painting bays: artificial rooms ready to be painted, and spray booths.

Automotive Mechanic

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate IV

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$8,000 – $10,000 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 tyres).
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.

Diesel Mechanic

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$8,000 – $10,000 per year

Payment Plan

Monthly

Overview

This qualification is essential to become a heavy commercial vehicle technician. Successful completion of this course will allow you to become a qualified tradesperson servicing and repairing trucks, buses, earth-moving equipment, or tractors and other farming machinery. In this course you will apply your practical skills and gain underpinning knowledge of how to diagnose problems, repair and service a range of systems and components of heavy vehicles and equipment. You’ll repair and service engines, transmissions, cooling, steering and suspension systems, electrical circuits and systems, hydraulic and air braking systems, and diesel fuel injection systems. You will also apply your skills and knowledge to complete heavy vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections.

Commercial Cookery

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

Intake Dates

January, February, April, July, September, October

Duration

24 months

Cost

$9,000 – $15,000 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

Wall & Floor Tiling

Certificate III in Wall & Floor Tiling, Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$9,000 – $10,000 per year

Payment Plan

Monthly

Overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and floor tiling in the residential and commercial construction industry. This course provides you with hands-on skills and knowledge that enables you to carry out a wide range of tasks in the tiling industry. This specific training and Assessment Strategy is targeted towards learners who are seeking to further their skills and knowledge practical and theoretical aspects of working in the wall and floor Industry. The target audience for this Training and Assessment Strategy are individuals who are working as apprentice tilers or have some relevant work experience within the industry either as a tiler or in the construction industry. This qualification supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required to work as a tiler. The training and assessment strategy focuses on enhancing an individual’s knowledge required to enter the various roles within the tiling industry such as apprentice tiler, general laborer specific to tiling, consultant, and business owner. This course includes written project assignments, as well as observation of practical tasks. Group tasks or assignments may occur as a type of assessment.

Plastering

Certificate IV in Solid Plastering, Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$9,000 – $10,000 per year

Payment Plan

Monthly

Overview

This course covers core skills that are common across the construction industry as well units specific to solid plastering. Experienced professionals will show you how to apply plain, decorative, and protective coverings of plaster or cement to the interior and exterior of structures. You’ll learn how to use solid plastering tools and equipment, install cast plaster and paper-faced cornice, apply trowelled texture coat finishes, and apply, float and render to straight and curved surfaces.

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Trade Courses in Melbourne, Australia was last modified: May 6th, 2021 by PTA