Aeronautical Engineers do now get a chance to incline their immigration applications to Australian sky!
ASRI ‘Australian Skills Recognition Information’ now makes it possible for the Aeronautical Engineers to apply their knowledge and expertise to build planes and missiles for the Australian air space. Applications have been invited under the Australia’s General Skilled category to suffice manpower requirements under the said head.
The occupation also speaks of how Australia is preparing itself for the advanced new world of tomorrow. This and most other jobs in the Major Group 2 Professionals category seem to target professionals from across the world to come and contribute to Australian economy in diverse ways. The professionals under the Major Group 2 category are expected to conceptualize, analyze and implement a good mix of theory and practical experience in the field of media, arts, commerce, management, communications and engineering; Aeronautical Engineering, being one of them.
The objective behind the said policy also outlines the need of skilled immigrants in the country’s economy. The occupation comes as an outcome to the country wide analysis of industry and commercial enterprises by ASRI ‘Australian Skills Recognition Information’. The Consolidated list shows all the ‘gaps’ which need a world class supply of knowledge and practical exposure.
ANZSCO ‘Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations’ goes on to define the occupation of an Aeronautical Engineer as a professional:-
Who designs, creates and supervises the design, template and basic structure of a missile or an aircraft with the most modern input of Aeronautical science. The objective is to help build a taskforce that propels the space research and aircraft modification programs for Australian sky.
ANZSCO gives a more elaborate classification of the skills to commensurate the abilities of the job through a 2 tier structure i.e.
- Skill level 1: Bachelor Degree / 5 years of experience on relevant field
- Skill level 2: Advanced Diploma (AQF) / 3 years of experience on relevant field
The occupation of an Aeronautical Engineer requires skills as per ANZSCO Skill Level 1.
The deviation is however observed on the skills aspect. While most other occupations demand a thorough input of formal education, this and many other (Major Group 2 Professionals category) emphasize evenly on education and professional expertise. For a Aeronautical Engineer the formal education can be easily replaced with 5 years of relevant experience on the subject area. Also, the immigrant can show an advanced diploma or on-the-job training to increase probability on work-permit visa.
On the immigration aspect the applicants are advised to give a thorough analysis to the different visa programs. It should be a better option to utilize the subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration scheme. An application under the subclass is able to get a more distinctive treatment. DIAC ‘Department of Immigration and Citizenship’ makes this a point to give such applications (subclass 187) a priority over others to fill up the regional vacancies. The occupations on the SOL are also allocated on priority to such applications.
As an Aeronautical Engineer the immigrant need to apply his or her knowledge and expertise to build planes and missiles for the Australian air space. This however needs to be done with a good care on filling up visa application (to score more on Skillselect), taking up a visa program (subclass 187) and a proper documentation of facts.