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Old Sep 17th 2017, 9:06 am   #1
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Hi there

I'm looking to do 2 things. Become an electrician and move to Australia.
Just trying to find out in what order to do that.

So the first option I'm looking at is this

It looks like I could get a student visa for Australia (with 11 grand gbp is savings ) study for a certificate III in electrotechnology at a college and then apply for graduate visa for another 18 months and in that time try and get as much work experience possible to apply for a skilled visa or possibly get sponsored.


The other option is to start an apprenticeship here in the UK or go to college and work my way up the whole 4 years to be a licensed electrician here in the UK and then try and apply for a skilled visa knowing that I'd then have to transfer my skillset over when and if I got my visa.

Just looking for suggestions from those who know more than me!

Thanks in advance

Bart
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 11:42 am   #2
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Hi there

I'm looking to do 2 things. Become an electrician and move to Australia.
Just trying to find out in what order to do that.

So the first option I'm looking at is this

It looks like I could get a student visa for Australia (with 11 grand gbp is savings ) study for a certificate III in electrotechnology at a college and then apply for graduate visa for another 18 months and in that time try and get as much work experience possible to apply for a skilled visa or possibly get sponsored.


The other option is to start an apprenticeship here in the UK or go to college and work my way up the whole 4 years to be a licensed electrician here in the UK and then try and apply for a skilled visa knowing that I'd then have to transfer my skillset over when and if I got my visa.

Just looking for suggestions from those who know more than me!

Thanks in advance

Bart
To be accepted to study for a Cert III, you need to be on an apprenticeship with an employer, so likely to be a non-starter. Not sure you would get a graduate visa for a cert III either.

If you are sure you want to be a sparky, study in the UK and get the experience before looking to emigrate.
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The only option is to start an apprenticeship here in the UK and work my way up the whole 4 years to be a licensed electrician here in the UK and then try and apply for a skilled visa knowing that I'd then have to transfer my skillset over when and if I got my visa.
I'm probably the bearer of bad news but hope this helps.
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