Qualified Carpenters can Immigrate to Australia with a number of visa options.  Along with other trades in demand, Australia has identified Carpenters as an occupation that is in short supply. There is an ongoing construction boom which is fuelling the demand for qualified Carpenters. 


Carpenter - What Are My Visa Options?

The current occupations list is called the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List or (MLTSSL).  Trades People who are approved to migrate to Australia as a Carpenter can be offered Permanent Residency (PR)). PR is a recognised pathway to Australian Citizenship for you and your family.


Qualified carpenters have two options to enter Australia. Firstly, you may obtain sponsorship from an employer, this can be a good stepping stone to commence your long term PR visa goals. With this pathway you may only work for one employer.


Secondly, Carpenters may go straight to Permanent Residency (PR). For this route you should obtain the necessary visa which permits you to work for any employer or even set up your own business. You do not need a job offer for this option, as a qualified carpenter you can easily obtain Permanent Residency.

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Let the team here assist you with your eligibility and discsss visa options or queries that you may have. Some tradespeople may be unaware that Permanent Residency (PR) is in the palm of their hand. Remember you may not need an employer to obtain PR.  

Discuss your visa options with one of our professionals, we understand the requirements and importantly we will listen to and ensure you do not miss this important opportunity. 

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CARPENTER: Recommended Skills Requirement

Independent skilled carpenter

Skill Level

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

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (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. 

Registration or licensing may be required for your occupation.


Constructs and installs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, and cuts, shapes and fits timber parts to form structures and fittings. Registration or licensing may be required.


Constructs erect, installs, renovates and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

331213 JOINER

Cuts, shapes and fits timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation. Registration or licensing may be required.

341111 Electrician
331111 Bricklayer
331211 Carpenter and Joiner

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Skilled Visa | FAQ

Below is a selection of our most frequently asked questions about Skilled Visas. The topics and answers are general in nature and should not be regarded as specific to your circumstances; always speak with a professional. We are Registered Immigration Consultants and always here to assist with your specific queries.

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FAQ | Carpenter Visa Australia

May I Include Family Members In My Skilled Visa Application?

Yes, you may inclue family members. Your spouse/partner and children may be included in a skilled visa application. Your family members will enjoy unrestricted work and study rights for the duration of the visa grant period.

Do I Need to Have A Skills Assessment?

Depending upon a number of factors and visa subclass. As a Carpenter you may require a valid skills Assessment. This requirement may be influenced by your country of passport, or if you are making an application for PR visa.

What Is PMSOL Occupation List?

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies ​occupations which fill critical skills needs to support Australia's economic recovery from COVID-19. The list is temporary and priority occupations may change over time as Australia recovers from the pandemic.

How Can I Tell If My Occupation Is On The Skills List?

Occupations list varies depending upon Government policy; occupations may be removed or included from time to time. Carpenters are currently in demand and therefoe this occupation is on the important skilled occupation list: MLTSSL

Can I Get My Current Employer To Sponsor Me?

As part of the requirements your employer should be an Approved Standrad Business Sponsor. Not every employer is eligible to sponsor non-Ausralian workers. A separate sponsorship application is required to ensure the employer is approved.

Is The 482 Visa On PMSOL LIst?

Well Yes, kinda. If your occupation is included on the PMSOL list it must also be relevant to the following Visa Subclasses: 482, 494, 186 & 187. Priority processing of nomination and visa applications for PMSOL occupations applies to the above employer sponsored visa subclasses.

Carpenter PR Points In Australia?

Minimum points required is 65. The higher your points score the better your chance of an invitation.


Each day, business turn to Visa Crew for expert advice and knowledge to help them through the skilled visa application process. All immigration advice you receive from Visa Crew is provided by Registered Immigration Agents. When you appoint us to manage your Skilled visa application, like other people, you have chosen to be represented by a team of experts who can deliver our promise!

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