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Old Sep 13th 2008, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Nu-Shooz View Post
No, i don't design air-con units, i repair and install them. Along with all white goods.
It was only last month i had the licencing council round at my house checking all my credentials/licences.
They are very keen in WA.
Man, do they use metric units in oz? (Pa, mm, m/s..)?
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Old Sep 14th 2008, 8:42 pm
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arriving in Perth in November. I too have just found out that i will have to do a cert11 qualification in order to get a licence. Can anyone tell me the time process for this?
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Old Sep 15th 2008, 4:12 am
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advic;

The vetassess exam, is ONLY the entry for migration to Australia that's it, if you intend to install Air Con in Victoria you need the license for 1st plumbing registration the 2nd you need to go on a evening course for 14 weeks to gain the Air Con license, then if you are doing servicing of Air-Con & if you want to be able to disconnect any electrical equipment for air Con you must also get the restricted electrical license & that's very restricting in a given area only.

if i can be of any assistance just ask, if you intend to migrate to Melbourne i can give you information where to do the Air Con course to gain the license.
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Old Sep 15th 2008, 6:39 pm
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advic;

The vetassess exam, is ONLY the entry for migration to Australia that's it, if you intend to install Air Con in Victoria you need the license for 1st plumbing registration the 2nd you need to go on a evening course for 14 weeks to gain the Air Con license, then if you are doing servicing of Air-Con & if you want to be able to disconnect any electrical equipment for air Con you must also get the restricted electrical license & that's very restricting in a given area only.

if i can be of any assistance just ask, if you intend to migrate to Melbourne i can give you information where to do the Air Con course to gain the license.
hi i have heard so many different accounts / storys / facts , etc regarding getting the artick licence to work in oz as a refrigeration / ac engineer , i am looking to go to Brisbane early next year [ providing we get the visa ] , i have passed the vetassess assessment , now i have a technical skills record , and have been told that i can work in oz on a provisional licence until i have had my skills assessed , exactly what is required to get this licence , and has anybody entered oz as a refrigeration engineer on the new vetassess scheme , cheers.
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571090;

there are lots of people from the UK & Europe migrated to Australia, each state has its own requirements regarding licensing, however you may find you have to be registered with the plumbing authority, then you shall have to do a course in the evenings or during the day for the certification for Air Con, then if your going self employed you require insurance then you require another license for refrigeration handling its all money mate, however if your intending to work for a company, then you only need the plumbing license for Air Con then the actually license for Air Con.

as i say every state has its own requirements, best of luck to you;

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Originally Posted by advic View Post
Hi folks

i passed vetassess exam, what does that get me?
i have heard about the licenses you need, we are going to melly and when i look on the job web sites i cant see a great deal?
maybe im looking in the wrong places?
i did install fridge, VRV's, VRF and splits etc, now work in the office, so maybe a little rusty on the tools for a few weeks...?

really want to know about wages etc,
i know a plumber in Brizzy and they all get laid off when the job comes to an end and then go and work for somebody else, he aint used to that, but said quite normal over there?

is that the same for fridge/AC??


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Hi Advic

Have a look here for jobs etc
http://alljobs.com.au/air-conditioni...u-listall.html
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Old Oct 11th 2008, 4:11 pm
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Martin102

dont see many AC guys on here......

do you like it over there?

is it a good move??


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The weather is great, As for the work, Installing back to back splits is really easy work, Installing ducted heat pumps (reverse cycle) in roof spaces that get above 50 oC isn,t that great. The life style is really good though. And the money's not bad.
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Old Oct 12th 2008, 11:21 am
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Hi there,
i will be in Mandura myself the beginning of November. Can you recommend anyone for jobs.

Thanks, dale
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Old Oct 21st 2008, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by daleandlou View Post
Hi there,
i will be in Mandura myself the beginning of November. Can you recommend anyone for jobs.

Thanks, dale
I work for Aircor, (used to be called Mandurah Airconditioner installations) They are great to work for. Other companies include Ford and Doohan, Season makers, Pinjarrah Refrigeration and Essential Refrigeration. All the contact numbers are in the local papers which are free.
Are you renting or buying in mandurah?

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Old Oct 22nd 2008, 5:28 pm
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Hi Martin,

We will be renting in the beginning. We will be looking at buying once we have secured jobs.
How did you find work in the beginning? The licencing proceedure is far more advanced than that in the UK. Did you get your licence prior to obtaining work? Sorry for the questions but any information would help... less than two weeks to go now.

Dale
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Old Oct 22nd 2008, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by daleandlou View Post
Hi Martin,

We will be renting in the beginning. We will be looking at buying once we have secured jobs.
How did you find work in the beginning? The licencing proceedure is far more advanced than that in the UK. Did you get your licence prior to obtaining work? Sorry for the questions but any information would help... less than two weeks to go now.

Dale
Hi Dale,
There are plenty of rentals available at the moment, Unlike when we first came there were just a handful.
I answered a advert in the local paper and went to meet the owner, Just had an informal interview and got the job. I thought it was a bit easy, and then found out later i was the only one to apply.
I still don,t have my licence but am in the process of re applying for it.
Less than 2 weeks, i know that feeling, Not sure if its excitement or terror.You will be fine.


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Old Oct 23rd 2008, 9:17 pm
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Hi Martin,
Got furnished accomodation booked for the first month in Secret Harbour. Looks like its a little north of Mandurah. Thanks for that list of air con companies, i will give them a call on arrival. Let me know if you here about any vacancies.

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Old Oct 28th 2008, 3:09 am
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Think it would be a bit different now Mart, as that was 2 years ago, far more living in Mandurah now.

How long have you been working in Aircon Dale? Where abouts are you from in the UK?

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Hi Kim,
I'm from the Midlands. I've been involved with split systems air conditioning a couple of years now but been involved with vehicles for about 7 years.

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Old Oct 28th 2008, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by daleandlou View Post
Hi Martin,

We will be renting in the beginning. We will be looking at buying once we have secured jobs.
How did you find work in the beginning? The licencing proceedure is far more advanced than that in the UK. Did you get your licence prior to obtaining work? Sorry for the questions but any information would help... less than two weeks to go now.

Dale
I still haven,t got my licence, I'm in the process of reapplying now, Failed my first attempt 2 years ago even though i have 27 years experience the guy at Tra told me Australia doesn,t need any more split bashers.(Cheeky sod).
I see you do vehicle air con, Thats a whole different ball game. Different licence and qualifications altogether. We are not allowed to work on vehicle air con, And the transport guys can,t work on fixed plant. Totally different to the uk.

Martin
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