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My partner and I are UK residents and have been living in Perth, WA for 3 years now. In November 2011, my partner was sponsored to a 457 visa and I was granted 457 working rights as her 'defacto'. As we are nearing the 2 year mark we have started to look into getting our permanent residency however we seem to have hit a brick wall - unfortunately my partner is contracted out by her employer to another company and as she is considered 'labour-hire' we cannot be sponsored to PR. We have also looked into applying ourselves via the skills assessed route however as she isn't degree qualified this is not possible either.I am UK trade qualified in heating and ventilation (industrial/commercial pipe fitting) and had worked in this industry back in the UK since leaving school - however I didn't obtain my formal qualifications until May 2010, just before moving to Perth. I have not worked in this field since arriving here in Australia but I have spent the past 18 months contracting as a mechanical fitter in the mining industry. Is there any way I can apply with my qualifications and experience for a skilled PR visa? Or, have I worked outside of my trade too long? I have heard that there is the possibility of applying as a general 'fitter' - is this option available to someone with my credentials? Or, do I have the option to apply as a mechanical fitter considering I have been working in this field?
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Hi everyone,
My partner and I are UK residents and have been living in Perth, WA for 3 years now. In November 2011, my partner was sponsored to a 457 visa and I was granted 457 working rights as her 'defacto'. As we are nearing the 2 year mark we have started to look into getting our permanent residency however we seem to have hit a brick wall - unfortunately my partner is contracted out by her employer to another company and as she is considered 'labour-hire' we cannot be sponsored to PR. We have also looked into applying ourselves via the skills assessed route however as she isn't degree qualified this is not possible either.I am UK trade qualified in heating and ventilation (industrial/commercial pipe fitting) and had worked in this industry back in the UK since leaving school - however I didn't obtain my formal qualifications until May 2010, just before moving to Perth. I have not worked in this field since arriving here in Australia but I have spent the past 18 months contracting as a mechanical fitter in the mining industry. Is there any way I can apply with my qualifications and experience for a skilled PR visa? Or, have I worked outside of my trade too long? I have heard that there is the possibility of applying as a general 'fitter' - is this option available to someone with my credentials? Or, do I have the option to apply as a mechanical fitter considering I have been working in this field?
Any advice would be gratefully received.
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It seems that fitter(General) is available in SOL list. Therefore your occupation is in demand and you can apply for PR yourself. Skills/Tasks of fitters is given in the following link.

1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1

Your profession is assessed by TRA (Trade Recognition Australia). What you need to do is look at their website or contact them and ask them how you can get your qualifications/experience assessed. They will have their own assessment criteria and you will find the details in their website.

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Thanks for that information, appreciate it... will have a look into going down that route...

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hi all,,

may i know the address to send tra skills assessment application,

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I don't know what it is. Did you take a look in TRA website?

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