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Old Dec 13th 2011, 7:39 pm
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Good day all,

I'll be arriving in Perth in February 2012 and hope to hit the ground running. That means applying for a tradeperson's licence (I've done my vetassess and have an OFTR) and a WA white card.

Can anyone tell me how long it takes to be licenced once my application form for the licence is sent off?
Is there any particular study manual that one has to revise (like the health and safety one in the UK) for the white card?

Looking forward to our new life in WA!

Thanks guys


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Old Dec 16th 2011, 7:51 pm
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Hi all,

I found out all the necessary info to my initial thread. It helps spending hours and hours behind the computer sifting through mountains of info for the big move Down Under ...

Here are a few useful links for the Migrant Plumbing gap training course that have to be done ...

http://www.cpsisc.com.au/resources/P...CD_Booklet.pdf

http://www.cpsisc.com.au/resources/P..._Manual_09.pdf

http://www.cpsisc.com.au/resources/P...r_Guide_09.pdf

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Old Dec 19th 2011, 4:09 am
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cant help with your question as im only up on qld rules, good luck with your move though.
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Old Jan 9th 2012, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by plumberpaul View Post
Hi all,

I found out all the necessary info to my initial thread. It helps spending hours and hours behind the computer sifting through mountains of info for the big move Down Under ...

Here are a few useful links for the Migrant Plumbing gap training course that have to be done ...

http://www.cpsisc.com.au/resources/P...CD_Booklet.pdf

http://www.cpsisc.com.au/resources/P..._Manual_09.pdf

http://www.cpsisc.com.au/resources/P...r_Guide_09.pdf

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Hi there,

Can you advise if Carpenters need a White Card. I too am moving in Feb and have missed this until now??

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Old Jan 9th 2012, 8:24 pm
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Hi there,

Can you advise if Carpenters need a White Card. I too am moving in Feb and have missed this until now??

Cheers

Hey ukjoiner,

Any person that works in construction needs to have a white card. I presume its like the UK's CSCS card. You can do the course and test online before you get to Australia, but I left it too late and it seemed like to much of a mission to be honest (certifying photos and documents etc)

Only to happy to help a fellow tradie, ukjoiner. It'd be so cool if other tradies would let their voices be heard on these forums ... especially plumbers!
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Hey ukjoiner,

Any person that works in construction needs to have a white card. I presume its like the UK's CSCS card. You can do the course and test online before you get to Australia, but I left it too late and it seemed like to much of a mission to be honest (certifying photos and documents etc)

Only to happy to help a fellow tradie, ukjoiner. It'd be so cool if other tradies would let their voices be heard on these forums ... especially plumbers!
white card is a bog standard card, basic site safety, very simple and easy, i walked into a office doing them and walked out 30 mins later with my card, there advertised everywhere (papers ect), cost about $60. any questions on plumbing i can help with please ask away, always happy to help where i can.
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Originally Posted by johnknight001 View Post
white card is a bog standard card, basic site safety, very simple and easy, i walked into a office doing them and walked out 30 mins later with my card, there advertised everywhere (papers ect), cost about $60. any questions on plumbing i can help with please ask away, always happy to help where i can.
That's really useful info thanks!
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Originally Posted by sarahjane38 View Post
I was reading, all the above,as we are looking at emmigrating to Aus, MY Husband Is a plumber (not gas safe though). Specialism is wet rooms (for elderly etc). As Gerald is mid 40s! the thought of retraining scares him..
Also i know there is a company called tradies down under (gap training, but that is £3000) it is just a mindfield....
We do have a immigration agent but could do with help reguarding plumbing etc!!
Sarah (on behalf of gerald)
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone in this thread would be able to give me any advice on the vetasses skills assessment for migration. I have completed the certificates stage and my next step is to have the piratical assessment. What sort of things does it involve ect?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone in this thread would be able to give me any advice on the vetasses skills assessment for migration. I have completed the certificates stage and my next step is to have the piratical assessment. What sort of things does it involve ect?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
prac test was from what i remember in 3 parts, a bit of drainage (suspended drainage), some copper work with a bit if brazing and a bit of screwed steel, nothing to bad really, and some questions as your going along, whole thing takes about 6-7 hours, i needed it for immigration and once in aus it counts for nothing, doesnt get you any tickets down under, good luck with it.
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Originally Posted by johnknight001 View Post
prac test was from what i remember in 3 parts, a bit of drainage (suspended drainage), some copper work with a bit if brazing and a bit of screwed steel, nothing to bad really, and some questions as your going along, whole thing takes about 6-7 hours, i needed it for immigration and once in aus it counts for nothing, doesnt get you any tickets down under, good luck with it.
Thanks John, did you complete it in the uk or in aus? yer i understand that i will still have to get a wa plumbing licence? its very chicken and egg!
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Thanks John, did you complete it in the uk or in aus? yer i understand that i will still have to get a wa plumbing licence? its very chicken and egg!
done mine in uk (nortnwest college london) july 2008 i think, one of the things that amused me was when i did the test a guy from tafe in victoria (boxhill) was running it, on the day it was all "this will see you right in aus" when i landed in melbourne i spoke to the same bloke and it was all "nah not worh a wxxk that vettasses". gotta love it mate.
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Originally Posted by bertybez View Post
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone in this thread would be able to give me any advice on the vetasses skills assessment for migration. I have completed the certificates stage and my next step is to have the piratical assessment. What sort of things does it involve ect?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Hey,

The Vetassess is dead easy and straight forward. A bit of practical (installed stub stack drainage with a basin waste and toilet) a bit of copper and barrel pipe for gas units, a bit of copper bending and brazing and a few theory questions. I too did my vetasses in north london at Dollis Hill in April 2011. Nothing to stress about, trust me. Vetasses means bugger all - its just a money making scheme and another tick of things to do to get your visa. Once you arrive in Australia you start fresh. You can apply for a tradespersons license but you have to go on a mandatory 2 week migrant plumbing course which helps you familirise yourself with the Australian Standards.

I've been in perth for nearly 6 months now and have been working since my 3rd day and am in my 2nd job (left the first because of shitty money). I'm plumbing transportable containers for the mine sites up north.

GOod luck with your process ...
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Evening Paul

I will be landing in Perth in June 2013 and I'm trying to gain as much info as pos regarding plumbing and the licenses for the trade.
I'm an advanced craft plumber myself of 20 years but haven't done my gas qualifications, I tried to click the links you left but they won't open.
I'm thinking about working for the mines myself, if you can give me any info it would be great.

Cheers hope to speak soon
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