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Even if you undertake the course in a record time you will need to work supervised as a trade assistant for about a year. I would also read this

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/jobs-careers/235494-warning-all-overseas-qualified-electricians-emigrating-australia.html

 

Some people just aren't willing to listen though! I have found that post, was posted in 2012, I think you will find that the requirements for licensing change on a regular basis and I would not go on information this old!

 

I mean the other copied post, not this one

Edited by Weedolly

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:arghh: yeah I understand that and yeah was a few years ago, I know you can't do that in 10 days now I said I have an email, from, ENERGY SAFETY, IN WRITING advising me to do that course which is now 3 weeks long with 2 exams. College Of Electrical Training, Challenger, Polytechnic West all provide the course once you have been deemed compentant to the units UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

 

I was just trying to get across the course layout and what needed to be learnt, how it was broken down etc, which i thought was pretty helpful, I was only trying to help. seems like a lot of people on this forum are full of a negative attitude, as soon as someone says something they get jumped on. Anyway good luck ring Energy Safety yourself

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:arghh: yeah I understand that and yeah was a few years ago, I know you can't do that in 10 days now I said I have an email, from, ENERGY SAFETY, IN WRITING advising me to do that course which is now 3 weeks long with 2 exams. College Of Electrical Training, Challenger, Polytechnic West all provide the course once you have been deemed compentant to the units UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

 

I was just trying to get across the course layout and what needed to be learnt, how it was broken down etc, which i thought was pretty helpful, I was only trying to help. seems like a lot of people on this forum are full of a negative attitude, as soon as someone says something they get jumped on. Anyway good luck ring Energy Safety yourself

no need been licensed for a long time. If you advise the correct information to start with no one would have the need to jump on you as you say! Please feel free once you have your licence to come back and confirm that you didnt need to do the gap training. Edited by Weedolly

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Hi Bestie85,

 

I have been in Perth 1.7years and just about to get my magical 'a' grade license.

The gap training (on the job experience) is a requirement for the 'full' license and trust me when I say it will take up to 12 months to complete.

Expect to be a trade assistant for that time and not get paid sparky rates.

 

Be aware that if you go down the route of electrical fitter, this restricts your working envelope and almost all vacancies require the full unrestricted license.

I would recommend you go for the full license on arrival whilst still holding the provisional, as it will be worth the wait!

 

Don't let this put you off, it's fantastic out here, but be sure to bring some cash whilst finding work.

 

Hope this helps,

 

ElectricalTech

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Hi Bestie85,

 

I have been in Perth 1.7years and just about to get my magical 'a' grade license.

The gap training (on the job experience) is a requirement for the 'full' license and trust me when I say it will take up to 12 months to complete.

Expect to be a trade assistant for that time and not get paid sparky rates.

 

Be aware that if you go down the route of electrical fitter, this restricts your working envelope and almost all vacancies require the full unrestricted license.

I would recommend you go for the full license on arrival whilst still holding the provisional, as it will be worth the wait!

 

Don't let this put you off, it's fantastic out here, but be sure to bring some cash whilst finding work.

 

Hope this helps,

 

ElectricalTech

 

Thanks ElectricalTech it sounds like it's as I suspected. When we came over to validate our visa in 2011 it was only a 2 week course to get the A grade licence, as long as you had your vetassess cert. Unfortunately the poor pound to dollar exchange rate and the poor UK housing market meant we couldn't afford to make the move then.

 

What would you say the pay differences are between a electrical trade assistant and an A grade licensed spark? Am trying to work out how much of our savings are going to be taken up doing the 12 months on reduced wages!

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Hiya mate,

 

Oh dear looks as though you just missed out :(

 

$20-25 TA

$30-50 Fully Qualified

 

The upper $40-50 is normally on mine sites up north (plus penalties) unless you specialise in industrial electrical work such as PLC's. Obviously slightly higher if you TA up north too..

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Hiya mate,

 

Oh dear looks as though you just missed out :(

 

$20-25 TA

$30-50 Fully Qualified

 

The upper $40-50 is normally on mine sites up north (plus penalties) unless you specialise in industrial electrical work such as PLC's. Obviously slightly higher if you TA up north too..

 

Cheers mate

 

Around the rates I expected

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Hi Bestie85,

 

I have been in Perth 1.7years and just about to get my magical 'a' grade license.

The gap training (on the job experience) is a requirement for the 'full' license and trust me when I say it will take up to 12 months to complete.

Expect to be a trade assistant for that time and not get paid sparky rates.

 

Be aware that if you go down the route of electrical fitter, this restricts your working envelope and almost all vacancies require the full unrestricted license.

I would recommend you go for the full license on arrival whilst still holding the provisional, as it will be worth the wait!

 

Don't let this put you off, it's fantastic out here, but be sure to bring some cash whilst finding work.

 

Hope this helps,

 

ElectricalTech

 

 

Thats brilliant mate thank you, someone with facts and experience ha where have you been! well if thats what it takes then i'll have to do it, no point moaning about it will just have to get some more overtime in here. As soon as I had that email to say I could do it at polytechnic I thought that was it, so stressful with so many contradictory posts.

 

How was it picking up a company with only a provisional?

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