Im a qualified electrician planning on going to australia at the end of this year on a WHV and i have been looking into getting my electrical licence so i can work when i get over there! Finding it very hard to get info on it, and it seems to cost a bit too!!
So if anyone has done it before or has any info on how to do it, or if its worth doing, id appreciate the help!!
I dont know a whole pile about it but as far as I know it takes a few weeks to complete. I think it will be well worth doing as if you dont, you will be employed as a trade assistant basically doing the same work but getting paid a lot less. It would be very good to have if you were interested in getting sponsored at some stage down the line.
mate of mine got his australian electrical licence a while back , he said the fastest way is to go to SA (adelaide) and do the exams there and then transfer over the licence to whichever state ur gonna be living in
Plenty of information here.
Britishexpats is the best place to look for info. I done the course in Adelaide 2 years ago but its changed since I done it so its not as easy as it used to be but its still relatively easy. Alot of guys in Perth at the minute seem to be opting for the 2 week course through college of electrical training. It also depends on which state you are going to work in. Some states require you to work as a trade assistant for a while and fill out a log book while doing so before you can get a licence. The ARTC can be done from Ireland but you need to use an Australian address. When doing this make sure you get assessed as an electrical mechanic.
Cheers for the replies lads,
I had a look at the forms for the artc today, id just be a bit worried that if its not filled out correctly that they wouldnt grant me the cert and id have to apply again and prob pay the $300 fee.
What is the difference between electrical mech and fitter, ive heard the fitter licence isnt of much use, and that its up to them if they assess you as a mech of fitter!! Is this true does anyone know??
It all depends on your experience. If most of your experience is domestic, commercial or industrial you will be classed as an electrical mechanic. If most of your experience is in maintenance then you will be classed as an electrical fitter. The fitter's licence is pretty much useless and you will end up working as a TA for 12 months before you get the A grade licence.
hi.....i am heading to Oz soon,i was wondering if it is possible to sit the exam for the australian electrical license in Ireland?
Apparently if your a member of the trade union in this country they are willing to submit you a license for Australia
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I know you've all be talking about getting an electricians licence for Australia but does Anyone have info on how to gain an electricians licence for working in New Zealand (Christchurch area) and if so can the assessment process be done in Ireland before hand.
Can you get an Australian electricians licence and transfer it to somewhere in New Zealand. If so how is this done?
I've been looking for ages on this. I'd really appreciate any help as he'd really like to start the process (if it's possible to do it in Ireland) ASAP.