Mechanical engineering draftsperson is the one who prepare drawings, plans and designs that enable manufacture and construction of a range of mechanical parts and equipments. In short, you have to assist the mechanical engineers. To do this job, you should have a genuine interest in mechanical field. You will have to work on mechanical equipments often. You will also be asked to draw drafts on engineering works. You have to make clear all the technical details in a project. You should have good drawing skills. Even though CADD can be used, hand drawings might be required at times. You should have good logic, reasoning and problem solving skills. So, basically draftspersons create technical drawings. You usually work in engineering workshops but sometimes you will have to work in factories, power plants or building sites.
Everything you need to know about 312511 Mechanical Engineering Eligibility
This occupation comes under the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation list and in the RSMS occupation list while it is not under the Skilled Occupation list. The persons who want to pursue this career are eligible for migration under Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and Points Based Skilled Migration visa. The applicants should obtain the pass mark so as to get the points based skilled migration visa. Even if the pass mark is not obtained, if you have the pool mark, there are chances that you might get qualified. If you do not get qualified, you can apply for ENS. You can apply for this visa if you are nominated by an approved Australian employer; you are not yet 50 years of age and make the skill, qualification and English language requirements.
Have the skill? What about the qualification?
The qualification requirement includes thorough knowledge in the mechanical engineering field. This can be acquired by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in this field. It can also be developed by taking separate coaching classes in this field if your bachelor’s degree is in any other subjects. The basic requirement is AQF associate degree, advanced diploma or diploma. You should also have good communication skills and knowledge in English. Experience in working as mechanical engineering draftsperson is also important. Relevant experiences are considered as the formal qualification along with the bachelor’s degree in some instances. Similarly 3 years of experience can act as substitute for the formal qualification.
Get your skills assessed
When the availability of the job is considered, it comes under the category of high availability. Anyway, it requires some additional qualifications. Skill assessment programs are also conducted by the national authorities. There are particular assessment authorities for each job and yours is Engineers Australia. But, that depends on the visa subclass you holds. Only certain visa subclasses need the assessment and since that is the case, you have to make sure whether you would need it or not.
Licensing and registration
You would require licensing or registration by the local authority for some of the jobs. You have to contact with the local authority to know about your licensing and registration.