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Old Jun 24th 2012, 6:47 am
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Hi guys/girls,

Been doing some searching on google and it keeps bringing me to this website, im trying to find some info but most is conflicting with the more pages i click on :/

Basically im a fully quald electrician nvq lvl 3 and completed apprenticeship around 2-3 years ago, im currently 25.

Im intending on going to aus (not sure where yet if this makes a difference to any possible answers) for around 1-2 months to get a feel for the place with the intention of a long stay there in the future.

All i want to know is can i work there for the short visit as an electricians mate or some kind of assistant, ive read about artc but as said a lot of conflicting info.

Any info would be great as i know im not going to be there that long if this changes anything.

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Old Jun 24th 2012, 7:55 am
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You will need a visa that entitles you to work. At your ave the working holiday visa will probably be your best bet. I'm not an expert but i believe the initial year can be extended by 12 months if you do 3 months in a regional area.

If you want to work and get a feel for it the NSW would probably be the easiest place for you to start. Electrical trades are licenced in Australia but there is a gy who comes on here (jockstar) who says it is not a problem getting work as a supervised unlicensed electrician in nsw. It's what a lot of backpackers do as it takes a while to put the evidence together and completing the necessary courses to work towards getting an appropriate Australian licence.

Hope I've been able to help and good luck
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You will need a visa that entitles you to work. At your ave the working holiday visa will probably be your best bet. I'm not an expert but i believe the initial year can be extended by 12 months if you do 3 months in a regional area.

If you want to work and get a feel for it the NSW would probably be the easiest place for you to start. Electrical trades are licenced in Australia but there is a gy who comes on here (jockstar) who says it is not a problem getting work as a supervised unlicensed electrician in nsw. It's what a lot of backpackers do as it takes a while to put the evidence together and completing the necessary courses to work towards getting an appropriate Australian licence.

Hope I've been able to help and good luck
Absolutely correct. NSW you can work without a licence. You will technically be supervised by a licenced sparky. Check in the paper every day and there is usuallly work. Make some calls. There are also agencies around( i have no experience of these) BTW why only come for a couple of months? No where long enough to get a feel for the place. IMHO.
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Absolutely correct. NSW you can work without a licence. You will technically be supervised by a licenced sparky. Check in the paper every day and there is usuallly work. Make some calls. There are also agencies around( i have no experience of these) BTW why only come for a couple of months? No where long enough to get a feel for the place. IMHO.
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NSW sounds brilliant then.

Would i need to bring all my certs with me aswell?
I had already looked at the working holiday visas and have found them for £180

So anywhere in nsw or certain places better than others to go? i genuinely dont have a clue as ive never been there.

Im going with a friend who does bricklaying and also does concrete flooring and possibly a roofer, whats the chance of these getting work at there trades?

I know ive only stated im going for a month but it could end up being longer if i like it a lot , just dont like spiders lol

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NSW sounds brilliant then.

Would i need to bring all my certs with me aswell?
I had already looked at the working holiday visas and have found them for £180

So anywhere in nsw or certain places better than others to go? i genuinely dont have a clue as ive never been there.

Im going with a friend who does bricklaying and also does concrete flooring and possibly a roofer, whats the chance of these getting work at there trades?

I know ive only stated im going for a month but it could end up being longer if i like it a lot , just dont like spiders lol
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NSW sounds brilliant then.

Would i need to bring all my certs with me aswell?

No, just bring your JIB card, although no harm in scanning your certificates I suppose.
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