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Old Apr 28th 2012, 4:57 pm   #1
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Could anyone help me regarding on what the process is to having my qualifications recognised in Australia as im stuck! I'll be arriving in Sydney in a few months time.

Im a young spark who completed an apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering with qualifications such as the Electrical Installations BS7671 wiring regulations and a ETCAL level 3 in electrical engineering maintenance. Ive been in touch with TRA but they said to go through them i need 7 years experience where im only coming up to 6. Is there anyway i can get something sorted?

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Could anyone help me regarding on what the process is to having my qualifications recognised in Australia as im stuck! I'll be arriving in Sydney in a few months time.
Are u coming on a WHV? If so, then u don't need a licence to work in Sydney as you can find work as an unlicenced sparky.
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Are u coming on a WHV? If so, then u don't need a licence to work in Sydney as you can find work as an unlicenced sparky.
If you however plan on living here permanently then thats different story. Let us know more info.
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Ok mate thanks for the reply, yes im coming over on a WHV however if i was lucky enough to find electrical work and make it a permanent move i would definitely take it.
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what year did you start your apprenticeship man?

the 7/6 year experience thing goes out the window providing you have completed a four year apprenticeship.

i started mine in 2006, finished in 2010 and got my ARTC granted last month, (after a massive **** around mind you.)

just bring all your stuff, every piece of paperwork you can find relating to your job and sweet talk your boss for as long and as detailed a reference as he can give you.
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just bring all your stuff, every piece of paperwork you can find relating to your job and sweet talk your boss for as long and as detailed a reference as he can give you.
I wrote it out and just asked him to sign it, makes it less hassle
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That's what I ended up doing too as my boss was being a lazy cock
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Thats good to know about the experience, thought i was snookerd. I served my time the same years as yourself man 2006 untill 2010.
Yeah i'll bring all the paperwork and stuff along with me and catch my boss on a good day.

Can i get sorted with the ARTC over ther then? It doesnt seem straight forward from what i can pick up..
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