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Old Feb 16th 2016, 7:22 pm   #1
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I'm currently a fully qualified plumber in Manchester with nvq level 2 and 3 and gas registered. Completed the 4 year course at Warrington collegiate and have over 7 years experience. Wanting to move to Perth Australia and was wondering if qualifications I have would I be able to use them in Perth to be a plumber/gas fitter. Or would I need further training? As England and Australia may be different? Any help would be great.
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Old Feb 17th 2016, 6:24 am   #2
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I'm currently a fully qualified plumber in Manchester with nvq level 2 and 3 and gas registered. Completed the 4 year course at Warrington collegiate and have over 7 years experience. Wanting to move to Perth Australia and was wondering if qualifications I have would I be able to use them in Perth to be a plumber/gas fitter. Or would I need further training? As England and Australia may be different? Any help would be great.
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Are you looking to make a permanent move or just temporary?

If this is just temporary (Working Holiday) then you would be better to look at alternative work as plumbing is a licensed trade. To work as a plumber you would need a skills assessment to assess your current quals and experience (which also includes a practical assessment) and is costly and time consuming.

Not sure on whether or not this then gets you a full license or not as not a plumber but for sparks you still only get a supervised license until you have completed gap training and a period of supervised employment. Hopefully some of the plumbers can help with that stage.
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mate if you are still interested pm me and ill give you honest news from someone who has been there done it and is still doing it.
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Old Jul 3rd 2016, 8:33 am   #4
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mate if you are still interested pm me and ill give you honest news from someone who has been there done it and is still doing it.
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New members don't have access to the pm system Chris, but also, if you post in open forum, then the information is available to everyone interested in this route
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I'd be interested in the amount of work for plumbers in WA as we had a lot of problems in QLD back in 2009 finding work (despite 20+years of experience!) and wondered if it is different in another state as we are considering returning.
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mate if you are still interested pm me and ill give you honest news from someone who has been there done it and is still doing it.
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Hi Chris,

I would also be interested in any advice you might have.

I am considering the move myself for what I hope to be a better quality of life for my wife and 2 kids (7&3). I am a plumber / gas fitter to trade and My wife is a nurse and should also qualify on the 189 visa (I think). We both have family in different parts of Australia so perhaps having them sponsor us would be better I don't know if one way is better than the other perhaps you could advise?

I have read a few other posts making people aware that getting a job can be somewhat of a challenge to say the least. Anyway I won't ramble on to much but any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
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Hi Chris,

I would also be interested in any advice you might have.

I am considering the move myself for what I hope to be a better quality of life for my wife and 2 kids (7&3). I am a plumber / gas fitter to trade and My wife is a nurse and should also qualify on the 189 visa (I think). We both have family in different parts of Australia so perhaps having them sponsor us would be better I don't know if one way is better than the other perhaps you could advise?

I have read a few other posts making people aware that getting a job can be somewhat of a challenge to say the least. Anyway I won't ramble on to much but any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
If you can get a 189 forget any ideas of sponsorship. Much easier much more freedom to live wherever and work wherever.
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If you can get a 189 forget any ideas of sponsorship. Much easier much more freedom to live wherever and work wherever.
Ahhh perfect I wasn't sure if a sponsorship visa limited your movements or not. Thanks for the speedy response much appreciated 👍🏻
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Ahhh perfect I wasn't sure if a sponsorship visa limited your movements or not. Thanks for the speedy response much appreciated 👍🏻
It can do, depending on the type of sponsorship. A 189 is the best if you can qualify for it as yu have total freedom, no involvement of any sponsors at all.
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