Sydney Trade Courses

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

Intro to Sydney

Sydney

Sydney is a city that needs no introduction.

Sydney is remarkable picture-perfect city that offers endless entertainment, activities and experiences. It is Australia’s more populated city which means it is always bustling and full of life. It is situated on one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours and is home to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. You could zip around the city or to one of the stunning nearby beaches such as Bondi, Manly, Mosmon and Balmain all by ferry. Studded with amazing cafes and restaurants, it’s a buzzing hive of creativity and style, one of the many advantages to living in Sydney!

Just outside of the city are many scenically rich locations. Take a scenic drive to the spectacular blue mountains, exploring the unique 3 sister rock formation on the way or take a wine tour through the jaw dropping hunter valley. Sydney offers endless opportunities and proves to be one of the most liveable cities in Australia with its rich culture diversity and idyllic weather all year round.

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 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

Intake Dates

January, April, July, Ocotber

Duration

24 months

Cost

$11,000 – $13,000 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 Management, Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$8,000 – $13,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term, Per Semester

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.

Commercial Cookery

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

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$6,000 – $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

Engineering Fabrication

Certificate III of Engineering – Fabrication Trade

Intake Dates

July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Term

Overview

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The duration of the 094822F Certificate III in Engineering is 20 contact hours per week for 94 weeks (training and work placement) and 18 weeks of holidays throughout the course.

The qualification is designed for students wishing to enter the Metal and engineering industry for roles including Boilermaker, Welder, Sheet Metal Worker and Fabrication Engineer. This course covers relevant employability skills.

Electrotechnology (Electrician)

Certificate III of Electrotechnology

Intake Dates

February, July, October

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Term

Overview

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC. The duration of the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is 20 contact hours per week for 94 weeks (training and work placement) and 18 weeks of holidays throughout the course. In addition, this course is recommended for students who wish to enter the industry or are currently employed in the Electrotechnology industry but without any formal qualifications.

Students are required to have a limited knowledge and skill base in a variety of Electrotechnology contexts including making judgements, completing routine activities and taking limited responsibility in the electrotechnology workplace.

Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration

Certificate III of Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration

Intake Dates

February, July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Term

Overview

This qualification provides competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants. The duration of the 094819A Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration is 20 contact hours per week for 94 weeks (training and workplace learning) and 18 weeks of holidays throughout the course.

Painting & Decorating

Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$7,000 – $9,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term

Overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial work, it can lead to career pathways as a painter and decorator. All units of competency are delivered in a real or very closely simulated environment to follow the requirements of this qualification. The course has no speciality entry requirements, so applicants can have from zero to lots of painting and decorating experience.

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