Civil Engineering Technicians much in demand in Australia
In Australia, engineering professionals are in good demand and constitute and are considered as Australia Skilled Workers. A wide array of engineers – civil engineers, electronic engineers, aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, etc. is welcomed in Australia under many of its schemes — immigrant schemes i.e. Australia Skilled Immigration schemes, skilled visa non-immigrant schemes i.e. Australia Skilled Worker schemes, etc. Among engineering professionals the list of those in demand changes with time and these changes are reflected in that country’s schemes named as Australia Skilled Immigration programs, skilled worker visa programs, etc. which/that also change with time and demand thereof for different types of professionals.
It is also true that along with engineers, technicians are also readily welcomed in Australia and the professionals in these fields have open to them various options provided to them by immigration authorities to work in Australia temporarily, work and immigrate as Australia Skilled Worker, work in the provinces for immigration to Australia, etc. Among the technician professionals, civil engineering technicians are also much in demand in that country. The civil engineering technician typically undertakes this primary responsibility and duty: (he/she) undertakes the tasks of performing tests of construction materials, preparation of sketches and tabulations, and assists in the estimation of costs to assist and support Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists and is considered as Australia’s Skilled Worker. Thus, these professionals considered as Australia’s Skilled Workers assist civil engineers in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.
In Australia, this profession is given the ‘Code name and number’ of ‘Civil Engineering Technician, 312212’ and the professional is considered Australia Skilled Worker. The following are some of the tasks typically undertaken by a ‘civil engineering technician’:
- Preparation of charts, tabulations, sketches, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as water supply, drainage, sewerage reticulation systems, airports, dams, bridges, roads and other structures
- Undertaking, working on and directing fieldwork and testing tasks in the laboratory
- Interpretation of work assignment instructions, application of appropriate procedures and selection of equipment and similar such/other tasks.
Also, in Australia, the civil engineering technician is expected to have an AQF Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) for the purpose of recognition as a suitably qualified professional to be able to work as Australia Skilled Worker. A skills assessment authority which goes by the name Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services is the relevant authority to gauge, assess and grant recognition of the skills that the applicant has as a qualified professional in the field and to be recognized as Australia Skilled Worker. Also, finally, these skilled workers who work in Australia under this program are eligible for skilled migration i.e. immigration to Australia under the following programs: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), Points Based Skilled Migration visa, and Temporary Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457).