I did an informal apprenticeship via YTS in the 80's day release to obtain City & Guild part 2 and part 3, with part 1 being an equivalent under a different body. I did 4 years (part 2 took two years to do). I was'nt under the EITB board as some others at other companies were.
But TRA pathway B states 5 years training. Am I out of this? Or can I point to the fact I've always been on a skilled rate in this country?
Am applying under 716 route, but WA want 7 years out of last ten but I was in fulltime education around 7 years ago. Then in maintenance fitting for 2 years and not machining which I've been in sine then. Should I go for SA and simply slip in to WA?
Or would employer sponsorship be my only hope? I appreciate my first problem of four year apprenticeship will be seen as informal and therefore incomplete?
Thanks for any advice, doing the TRA isn't a problem as I'd like to know if Oz is going to be or not.