Any Advice-Qld license

Old Jan 3rd 2012, 10:40 pm
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Hi folks,

Could anyone tell me the easiest/best route to get my license in Queensland.

I served an electrical apprenticeship in the UK and worked for 10 years as a maintenance spark then 9 years as an instrument technician.

I passed TRA as an Electrician Special Class and got my 175 skilled independent visa in April 11. My family and I moved to Alexandra Hills, Redland Bay, Brisbane in Oct 11 and I am working as a Service Engineer (Instrumentation) for a company in the Water Industry.

I was going to do ARTC then PEER in SA but I had heard that Qld are no longer accepting the PEER route in SA, so far I haven't been able to confirm this.
Also as I am the only Service Engineer in Qld there is no way for me to complete a log book as the company doesn't have a licensed electrician.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Davy.
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Old Jan 4th 2012, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by DavyT View Post
Hi folks,

Could anyone tell me the easiest/best route to get my license in Queensland.

I served an electrical apprenticeship in the UK and worked for 10 years as a maintenance spark then 9 years as an instrument technician.

I passed TRA as an Electrician Special Class and got my 175 skilled independent visa in April 11. My family and I moved to Alexandra Hills, Redland Bay, Brisbane in Oct 11 and I am working as a Service Engineer (Instrumentation) for a company in the Water Industry.

I was going to do ARTC then PEER in SA but I had heard that Qld are no longer accepting the PEER route in SA, so far I haven't been able to confirm this.
Also as I am the only Service Engineer in Qld there is no way for me to complete a log book as the company doesn't have a licensed electrician.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Davy.

try speaking to chris at qet

he should be able to point you in the right direction as to your options

regards steve

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Old Jan 4th 2012, 2:31 am
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Cheers Steve'o,

I will give him a call.
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Old Jan 5th 2012, 9:17 am
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Hi,

Based on what you have said it sounds like TRA will grade you as a fitter for an artc which will put you in the same boat as me.

Here is the reply I got from Chris at QET when asking about costs and timescales in converting a fitters ARTC to a full QLD fitter mechanics licence.

Hi Chris

What you have written is correct – you will first need to gain your electrical fitters – then the mechanic. The cost through QET for the fitters is $1150. The cost for fitter to mechanic is $2950.00

Time line depends on you and your employer – step 1 to fitter generally takes 4 to 5 months – second step depends very much on the type of work you do. We’ll get to that when the time comes.

Kind Regards

Chris Williamson


So a long ol' road, I am going to PEER for the SA A-class licence and then I'm going to try and convert this to a QLD fitters licence (saving 5 months!) and go with QET for the mechanics licence from there - at least i'll have a licence when I land.

The old days of using a fitters artc to get the SA A-class licence and then converting this to a QLD mechanics licence are gone, they always check the ARTC that you where awarded which makes sense really.

But it's all a bit wooly given the national licencing scheme thats apparently being rolled out from July but I think it's the best I can do with what I have. Good luck in any case with whatever you decide

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