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Want to become an electrician

Old Apr 1st 2003, 7:14 pm
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Apprentices
NB. Refer to allowances on following page to see if they need to be included in any of the above rates.
Ordinary hours Average of 38 hours per week. Ordinary hours to be worked between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to
Friday inclusive. By agreement, more than 8 but not more than 10 ordinary hours may be worked each day
(refer to award for details).
Level of training % of Base
Trade rate Weekly Part-time
Ist year 40% 232.34 6.1142
2nd year 55% 319.48 8.4074
Hi,

Below is the pay awards for Queensland, bit jumbled but hope it helps.

Terry

3rd year 75% 435.60 11.4632
4th year 90% 522.21 13.7424
Effective from
Classification Weekly Part-time Casual
Grade 1 $488.90 12.8658 15.8249 These rates include
Grade 2 $509.70 13.4132 16.4982 the mobility allowance
Grade 3 $530.60 13.9632 17.1747 as listed on the following page.
Grade 4 $553.40 14.5632 17.9127
Grade 5 $591.50 15.5658 19.1459
Grade 6 $612.40 16.1158 19.8224
Grade 7 $634.90 16.7079 20.5507
Grade 8 $676.60 17.8053 21.9005
Grade 9 $697.50 18.3553 22.5770
Grade 10 $760.00 20.0000 24.6000
Juniors
Age % of
Grade 1 Weekly Part-time Casual
Under 17 years 55% 275.60 7.2526 8.9207
17 years 65% 323.00 8.5000 10.4550
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Old Apr 2nd 2003, 9:47 am
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Originally posted by Scoops
What is the going rate for a sparky in Oz. I am a fully qualified approved electrician (4-year apprenticeship served).

UK is between £12 and £15 per hour for a spark and £200 per day for a controls engineer.

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Scoops , I can't speak for the cities ( which is obviously more) but in the country its about $30 per hour which is comparable with the UK allowing for the cost of living,
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Old Apr 2nd 2003, 10:11 am
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Originally posted by Pat
Scoops , I can't speak for the cities ( which is obviously more) but in the country its about $30 per hour which is comparable with the UK allowing for the cost of living,
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I am hoping to move to Melbourne. Do you know if there is work available for electricians?

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Old Apr 3rd 2003, 11:43 am
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Originally posted by mdufton
Hi everyone

My wife, son and I are leaving the UK for Perth in a couple of weeks.

My wife is a registered nurse, and we are going out on a 457 temporary visa, with the hospital nominating us for permanency as soon as we get out there.

I have been working in offices for the last 10 years or so (I am 30); financial adviser, bank worker etc and want to use this opportunity to have a complete change of career.

For quite a while now, I have thought of becoming an electrician, and am trying to research it.

I know that it is the sort of occupation that people usually start young, and that there is a long apprenticeship period.

Does anyone have any pointers? One concern is that we will initially be on a temporary visa- I am worried that this will mean that I will not be able to get training.

Cheers,

Mike D

Hi Mike

This is weird because Im a registered nurse and my hubby is an approved electrician wanting to change his career, probably to something like what you are already doing! Or maybe property management or the like! How bizarre! We are also going to Perth!
You better not chat to him cos hes had enough of electrics and probably wont have much positive to say!!
But its mad that most people change careers when they get to Oz, I am hoping to do the same, must be the sun!
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Old Apr 3rd 2003, 7:10 pm
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That's weird Teresa.

Maybe we will all bump into each other in the careers advice centre!
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