Can anyone please help me. Have been trying to get an electrical post for over two years with no luck. All I want to do is complete my gap training so I can do my final exam. I have applied for job after job! Talked to companies and sent emails.
There is literally no company that will give you a chance if you are qualified from the UK. Yet it’s ok for the system to take your money for courses and make it so difficult to get your qualification. All everyone wants is an AGrade licence, TAFE wants practical experience so how’s that even possible! It’s a situation that is so frustrating.
I am new to this forum and this is my first post.
I am living in Perth, WA and trying to find electrical work to gain the "A grade electrical licence".
I hold a provisional electrical licence and require "gap training" before I am allowed to take the required capstone exam.
I have been in Perth for almost 5 years. I tried to get a job when I first arrived with no luck. As a result of this I started working international in the oil & Gas. I am now trying again and facing the same problems I did 5 years ago. I have pretty much applied to every company, agency and rope access company with only one company offering me a start, unfortunately he didn't want to pay me.
Unfortunately most companies in WA are not aware of the process for a overseas electrician to gain an Australian electrical license and have no interest in employing a overseas qualified electrician. They simply prefer to employ a Australian qualified electrician or an apprentice.
I have done some Australian courses and licences such as
EEHA, High risk work, MSIC, White card
If anyone can help with regards contacts etc it will be greatly appreciated.
Looks like they have lowered the annual income threshold for this visa. But i am troubled by the condition "have no dependents."
Do they mean having no dependents who will come live with you in Oz?
So if all my kids are of legal age and no longer legally dependent on me but they live outside Oz, does that meet the condition?
Even if I have kids who are somewhat dependent on me (e.g. alimony) but they are overseas and I do not declare them in my application, do they bother to check?
I am just trying to clarify the legal language of this visa and find a pathway, given that I am not under 45 and all skilled pathways are closed to me. It used to be that you could apply for a 189/190 up to 50 y.o., with zero points for age but it is now "under 45 years of age at time of invitation" only.
Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)
Features - This temporary visa is for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years.
be 55 years or older
have no dependents (other than a partner)
have an income of AUD 65 000 per year (or AUD 50 000 if you wish to live in a regional area)
have a designated investment of AUD 750 000 in Australia (or AUD 500 000 if you wish to live in a regional area).
This is the only retirement visa. If you are not eligible for this visa, you might be eligible for a parent visa.
Length of stay - Four years
Cost - From AUD 330
My family and I are hoping to emigrate to Perth next year. However my occupation was on the skills list for NT and not WA (even though there are lots of employment opportunities on Seek.com available in Perth and hardly any in Darwin) so my visa agent advised me to apply for a 190 visa for NT but that would still allow me to live and work in Perth. I was just wondering if anyone on here has done anything similar and did they encounter any problems in doing so?
My skills have been passed by the TRA so we are just waiting on the results of our Expression of Interest.
The reason we want to move to Perth instead of NT is because we already have friends and family in Perth and since we are bringing two young children we felt this would help us as we settle in.
Thanks in advance