Immigrating To Australia: A Career Guide For American Truckers In Australia

Immigrating To Australia: A Career Guide For American Truckers In Australia

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Immigrating to Australia: A Career Guide for American Truckers in Australia

Australia is a very big country but most of the population is located around the coastal region and the larger cities. However, the problem arises in the industrial sector. According to current estimates, there is a severe shortage of more than 10,000 truck drivers in the country. The demand is primarily for heavy duty drivers who are trained to drive semi trailer trucks or multi-combination road trains. The Australian Trucking Association or ATA has stated that immediate attention is required to encourage new candidates to enter the profession and the industry.

US Truck Drivers Migrating to Australia
At present, there is a serious demand for Trained truck drivers in Australia. The Australia Government actively encourages skilled candidates to immigrate to the country but they do need to meet certain criteria. For example, general requirements for immigrating to the country are as follows-
• You should be between the ages of 18 – 40 years of age. You should also be able to demonstrate proficiency in English with an appreciable score in IELTS tests.
• All candidates will have to pass a skills rating questionnaire. Qualifications and work experience are considered to be vital while assessing the person for a visa.
• The candidate should have a reasonably clear criminal, legal and medical history.

Visas for trucker
If you pass the basic requirements, you can apply for the skilled visa program. Before applying for the visa at the local Australian consulate, you should assemble your documents. Common documents you should have ready include-
1. References from previous employers
2. Educational qualification and licenses
3. Pay slips and tax records
4. Bank statements
5. Identity records and a valid passport
The consulate officials will guide you on the exact visa that is applicable according to your skills rating. Australian authorities have created rating system that is called Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO). Road drivers are also listed on the ASCO as 7311-11, 7311-13, 7312-11 and as 7314-11. Candidates who have the necessary qualifications can apply for a migration visa in these categories. At present, the new regulations for skilled workers have created three separate categories that candidates can apply for —

1. Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is usually issued for skilled workers who have passed the skills rating system but are not sponsored by an employee. With this visa, you can work and stay in Australia permanently and apply for Australian citizenship.
2. Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa are issued by State or Territory Governments. If you don’t have the necessary points to pass the skills rating test, you can still get a visa through employer sponsorship.
3. Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored Provisional Subclass 489 visa are issued by State or Territory Governments or by candidates for trained, eligible relatives. This visa is only valid for four years and the candidate can only work in one area as specified by the employer or the hiring company.
Sometimes, consulate authorities may also interview you before the visa is issued. Visas take some time to be issued as well. The exact time period will vary considerably and it may extend up to 9 months depending on your specific visa and documentation. However, this is not a drawback as you can use the time to apply to hiring agencies and employers for jobs.

You will also have to pay a processing fee for the visa application. There is a chance that your skills will not match the requirements that are set by Australian authorities for their long distance drivers. This is because the ATA requires trained drivers to navigate road trains which are commonly made up of three, 44-foot trailers with special twin axle turn table dollys. Driving these cumbersome trucks requires additional driving skills and a special driving license. There are five categories of licenses that are issued to candidates and you will have to sit for additional driving licenses after you have reached the country. You can also use the services of a professional agent to help you in the immigration process.

 

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