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  • Skilled Occupation TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers > Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers Pressure Welder


      Assembles, welds and repairs pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards.

      Skill Level: 3

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Pressure Welder is $ 74,817 for male employees and $ 98,746 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 35.8 Females: 52.4 Persons: 35.9
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3223 Structural steel and welding trades workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Pressure Welder

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Pressure Welder
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    11/11/2018 Round Results:

    11/11/2018 (current)
    189 Visa
    489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
    Number of total invitations
    Points Score
    Visa date of effect
    6/11/2018 1:48 AM
    31/07/2018 8:47 pm
    11/10/2018 (Previous)
    189 Visa
    489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
    Points Score
    Visa date of effect
    02/09/2018 5:56 PM
    10/07/2018 11:22 AM

    Unofficial Results
    189 Visa
    489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
    75 (08/02/2019)

    Occupation Ceiling for Pressure Welder :
    Results : 5 / 4639 (Available: 4634) (Ceiling Value) [0.11% Filled]

    State and territory nominated visas is not subject to occupational ceiling limitations

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    Pressure Welder job description, duties and education requirements


      STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Tasks Include:

      • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
      • selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
      • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
      • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
      • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
      • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
      • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
      • finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
      • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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