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If you intend to apply for migration to Australia under one of the General Skilled Migration categories, you must have a nominated occupation which is on the Skilled Occupations List at the time you apply. In order to make a valid application, you must have obtained a skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation.
The TRA is the assessing authority for the following occupations:
To be classified as a Chef for migration purposes it is a requirement that the applicant first establishes a case as a Cook and then provides evidence of a further 3 years performing the duties of a Chef (supervisory).
To be classified for migration purposes as a Chef it is a requirement that an applicant provide evidence satisfying TRA requirements in terms of trade training and employment as a Cook.
This requirement is typically satisfied by evidence of:
Below is a list of questions which must be satisfied:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification.
Chefs have first established a case as Cook (4 year apprenticeship) and at least 3 years relevant experience as Chef there after (a total of 7 years).
Where a formal apprenticeship has not been entered into, a 6 year vocational training period is required with an additional 3 years experience as a Chef in a supervisory position (a total of 9 years).
The applicant must have been in paid employment for at least 12 of the last 18 months before applying for migration.
Prepares, seasons and cooks food in catering and dining establishments. (This is a 60 point occupation.)
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. A Cook has completed a formal 4 year apprenticeship. Where a formal apprenticeship contract has not been entered into a 6 year vocational training period must be evidenced.
Plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in dining or catering establishments. (This is a 60 point occupation and on the list of occupations in demand.)
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification. Chefs have first established a case as Cook (4 year apprenticeship) and at least 3 years relevant experience as Chef there after (a total of 7 years).
In all instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
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