TRA Assessment route ??????

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My wife & I have finally decided to make the first steps on getting a new life down under. I current work in a factory as a Eng Maintenance electrician, and was just wondering if anyone could just confirm that the route i've got in my head is the right one.Get skills assessed --- TRA (Electrician Special Class) --- Wait for reply/conclusion ( How long does this take??) --- Apply for 175 visa (How long?)and then wait till they ask for any medicals/police reports etc --- then after much waiting and finger crossing --- get the visa.
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Hi as mentioned in an earlier post it's no longer TRA but Vettasses, I Think you still have to prepare all the references, proof of qualifications, etc but think now you also have to take a practical test( not 100% sure) We were lucky enough to be one of the last to be assessed under TRA. This took us about 3 months to get all the info together but alot depends on previous employers doing references as they have to be very detailed. I actually found myself writing a couple myself as alot of my bosses did'nt really have any idea of what i did day to day! Are you doing this yourself or with a help of an migration agent? I am also a maintenance manager but have applied under General Electrician, I would be more than happy to pm you a couple of my references if you need an idea of what they expect.
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Hi, yes you do have to do a practical, they have already done the first lot of practicals in December and we are waiting for the next practical, not sure if it is in Feb or April. For the paper based bit we had to send qualifications,references and we also sent a statement of in-house training including tools and various jobs that OH carried out. Good luck with it all. Sharx
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My wife & I have finally decided to make the first steps on getting a new life down under. I current work in a factory as a Eng Maintenance electrician, and was just wondering if anyone could just confirm that the route i've got in my head is the right one.Get skills assessed --- TRA (Electrician Special Class) --- Wait for reply/conclusion ( How long does this take??) --- Apply for 175 visa (How long?)and then wait till they ask for any medicals/police reports etc --- then after much waiting and finger crossing --- get the visa.
not 100% sure on this one the tra still shows that its doing the application for special class vettessess only shows gen electrician and powerline

so ive included links to both, it would be prudent of you to eamil both the tra and vetts to find out which will assess you

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http://www.workplace.gov.au/workplac...oAustralia.htm


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http://www.workplace.gov.au/workplac...entservice.htm
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Originally Posted by steve`o View Post
not 100% sure on this one the tra still shows that its doing the application for special class vettessess only shows gen electrician and powerline

so ive included links to both, it would be prudent of you to eamil both the tra and vetts to find out which will assess you

regards steve

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http://www.workplace.gov.au/workplac...oAustralia.htm


vetts

http://www.workplace.gov.au/workplac...entservice.htm
Special class Electrician would be TRA still.
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Special class Electrician would be TRA still.
whats the difference between general and special class electrician??
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whats the difference between general and special class electrician??

Job description for a special class Electrician:
Services and repairs intricate and complex electrical or electronic circuitry

Job description for a General Electrician:
Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

My OH was a maintenance sparky (worked in a factory fixing machinery, and in charge of the plant electrics) but we applied as general electrician.
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Job description for a special class Electrician:
Services and repairs intricate and complex electrical or electronic circuitry

Job description for a General Electrician:
Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

My OH was a maintenance sparky (worked in a factory fixing machinery, and in charge of the plant electrics) but we applied as general electrician.
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cheers wendy, your a saint! do you know next weeks lottery numbers?? you seem to know everything else. thank you

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it would be prudent wends to put a quid on that
you never know
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Originally Posted by steve`o View Post
it would be prudent wends to put a quid on that
you never know

Ah but, I need to decide whether they're the UK numbers, Australian numbers or even somewhere else
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If you have installation experience it may be more benefical to apply for General Electrician, then you can apply for an A grade electrical mechanic licence this opens more doors.
As a maintenance electrician I am sure you must install cables, distribution boards and switch gear for new machines! Also test the aforementioned installations.
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Thanx 4 the replies, Just new to all this and there seems to be alot to take in at once. I've done a good range of installation work as i've been running my own electrical business while doing my conti shift pattern, so it's given me a good range of electrical experience - similar to most maint sparks. It seems that the majority of sparks r going down the general electrician route but i'm not really bothered which one i get as long as it helps me get a visa, so i'll do a little more digging to find out which route to go down.
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Thanx 4 the replies, Just new to all this and there seems to be alot to take in at once. I've done a good range of installation work as i've been running my own electrical business while doing my conti shift pattern, so it's given me a good range of electrical experience - similar to most maint sparks. It seems that the majority of sparks r going down the general electrician route but i'm not really bothered which one i get as long as it helps me get a visa, so i'll do a little more digging to find out which route to go down.
as the special class is still assessed by the tra i would go down that route if you have the qualifications and experiance
its quicker and a damn site cheaper to be assessed by the tra than vetts

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I think that's the route I'm going to try first, Steve. Just been looking at what is required by vetassess and it costs a few quid doesn't it, mind you if I need to go down the vetassess route I'll have to go and pay for it. I'll let u know either way, cos it might help someone else
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