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OZ Electrician Cert, (Vic) NOT for migration purposes

Old Nov 7th 2007, 7:32 am
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Hi all,

Hubby and I are already in Oz, 10 months now, and already have the PR, based on hubby's Electrical Engineering degree and experience. However, he got certified as an electrician before doing his degree. He's now looking to get it recognized and take any courses deemed necessary to get up to speed.

Just some specifics:
Certification is from Switzerland
General Electrician
Certified in 97 and hasn't worked as an electrician since 1999 or so.
Living and working in Melbourne area (south)

Who do we contact and what would he need to do to get it recognized? Would his lack of work experience hinder or completely rule recognition out? He's currently a production engineer, but would rather combine both qualifications into a more hands-on job.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Nov 7th 2007, 7:52 am
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Default Re: OZ Electrician Cert, (Vic) NOT for migration purposes

Originally Posted by SarahMarx View Post
Hi all,

Hubby and I are already in Oz, 10 months now, and already have the PR, based on hubby's Electrical Engineering degree and experience. However, he got certified as an electrician before doing his degree. He's now looking to get it recognized and take any courses deemed necessary to get up to speed.

Just some specifics:
Certification is from Switzerland
General Electrician
Certified in 97 and hasn't worked as an electrician since 1999 or so.
Living and working in Melbourne area (south)

Who do we contact and what would he need to do to get it recognized? Would his lack of work experience hinder or completely rule recognition out? He's currently a production engineer, but would rather combine both qualifications into a more hands-on job.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
He would first need an ARTC certificate. This can be applied for with this form: http://www.workplace.gov.au/NR/rdonl...ck9Oct2007.pdf

To apply for it he would need to be able to meet the following criteria:
Have -
  • skills learned on the job OR through a mixture of formal training and on the job experience
  • an appropriate overseas apprenticeship OR at least 6 years on the job experience in engineering or metal trades OR 7 years in an electrical trade.
More info can be found here: http://www.workplace.gov.au/NR/rdonl...tember2007.pdf

Once he has an ARTC certificate the next step is this: http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/ForElectri...9/Default.aspx


If he can't meet the criteria for an ARTC then he may need to attend Tafe to do a course. The course is 4 years long, but he should get recognition of prior learning (RPL). I'm afraid I can't help with details about that, you'd have to contact them direct.

Hope that helps
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