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Hi guys, I was at Energy Safety in Perth today trying find out the process for gaining this well talked about "A Grade licence". To be honest I'm not much further forward. I received a form to fill out for the provisional licence and when I asked a series of questions regarding the gap training (which they have also renamed) I was given a website to look up for training providers. I asked about the regs course and the woman didn't have a clue if this was separate or part of the new system.

 

 

It all seems a bit ridiculous when they have your trade on a skilled migration list, you jump through hoops in the uk to complete the vetassess only to get here and be hit with something that's 3 times more hassle and cost again. I mean, I get the fact they want to make sure folk are qualified but the way they are setting it up is just so contradictory. Like someone else mentioned, no one will look at you without an A license so how do you get the the job so you can complete the training.

 

 

The wife and I are only here for 3 weeks to activate our Visa and check out Perth. We decided not to move permanently until one of us has a job lined up so it's back to sunny Scotland for a while at the end of the trip.

 

Back Down the beach tomorrow tho, that'll boost the spirits again.!!!

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Hi Guys, I can clear up a bit of the confusion regarding licensing etc.

First of all you need to understand you need a licence for everything in WA, get used to it, it is how it is.

Secondly, it is more difficult to get your licence now, compared to when I did 6 years ago.

CET is your best bet for pricing, course content etc, so keep in touch with them, the Guy I employed for a while from the UK had to go through all this and got very frustrated, but if you want it bad enough, you will do it, no matter what.

With regards the licensing, you apply for you provisional licence, then you can get a job as a restricted electrician, once you have completed the minimum requirements of the supervised training, you go for your final exam (capstone) then you can get your A Grade Licence, and work as a Electrician.

 

Now here is where it gets a bit harder, it is not easy to get work as a restricted electrician, so that's your first problem, then once you have done all the courses and exams, and completed your minimum supervised work, you will have to wait for the next available capstone exam, before you can get your A Grade Electrical Licence.

The guy who was working for me, got enough hours a couple of weeks ago, and the next exam he can get on at the moment is in June, so he has to carry on as a supervised electrician, at the lower wage till then.

If both of you work, it will be much easier, if you are planning on surviving on your supervised sparkies wage, bring some money to subsidise your living costs, because it probably wont cover it.

 

All that said, if you really want it, go for it, because in a couple of years time, you will have forgotten all about the hassles, and you will hopefully be earning good money as a sparky.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Guys, I can clear up a bit of the confusion regarding licensing etc.

First of all you need to understand you need a licence for everything in WA, get used to it, it is how it is.

Secondly, it is more difficult to get your licence now, compared to when I did 6 years ago.

CET is your best bet for pricing, course content etc, so keep in touch with them, the Guy I employed for a while from the UK had to go through all this and got very frustrated, but if you want it bad enough, you will do it, no matter what.

With regards the licensing, you apply for you provisional licence, then you can get a job as a restricted electrician, once you have completed the minimum requirements of the supervised training, you go for your final exam (capstone) then you can get your A Grade Licence, and work as a Electrician.

 

Now here is where it gets a bit harder, it is not easy to get work as a restricted electrician, so that's your first problem, then once you have done all the courses and exams, and completed your minimum supervised work, you will have to wait for the next available capstone exam, before you can get your A Grade Electrical Licence.

The guy who was working for me, got enough hours a couple of weeks ago, and the next exam he can get on at the moment is in June, so he has to carry on as a supervised electrician, at the lower wage till then.

If both of you work, it will be much easier, if you are planning on surviving on your supervised sparkies wage, bring some money to subsidise your living costs, because it probably wont cover it.

 

All that said, if you really want it, go for it, because in a couple of years time, you will have forgotten all about the hassles, and you will hopefully be earning good money as a sparky.

Hope this helps.

 

Do you know where he is doing the Capstone ? my husband almost completed his log book hours and need to book it asap!

 

Lou

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Do you know where he is doing the Capstone ? my husband almost completed his log book hours and need to book it asap!

 

Lou

 

I have not spoken to him for a few weeks, but I believe it was through CET.

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At the moment I do not require anyone, over the next couple of months, I may have some casual work coming up, my workload varies from month to month, so I cannot take anyone on permanent full time.

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