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  1. Hi Have you got a contact number or email address, my housemate is an electrical engineer. Thanks
  2. Yeah i am still on a working holiday visa 417. You dont have to join the union but it will be 90% more expensive! Haha too rude to say on here.. Google it haha:cute:
  3. Hello I Have replied to a few realted topics on here, and i have had alot of private messages from people, and have tried my hardest to reply to everyone (sorry if i havent!) I Thought it would be a good idea to make a thread offering all the infomation i have given all in one. Let me introduce myself, Im Dave and been out here for 7 months!! Not long atall, my background in the UK was a shopfitter for 6 years, then owned my own shopfitting firm for 2 years. Enough said, I was over the Living to work feeling that I Felt in the UK and felt Fu*k it.. Time for a change! Came out here, laboured for 3 months, then done some odd jobs on the mines and now i have gained full time work in karratha as a TA for a sand blaster/spray painter - Grinding and sanding all day (No experience!) ANYONE WHO WANTS A MINING JOB.... READ BELOW - BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON Step 1... Book your tickets and get the hell out here. None of this 'Should I... Shouldnt I' GET OUT ERE! Step 2... Join the CFMEU, and ring the CSTC College on radium street in welshpool (Google it) and start booking on to your courses; Senior First Aid 2 days - Free White Card and Working at Heights - COMPLETE ONLINE Bluedogtraining (google) - Around $150 Forklift 2 days - (Rrp $290) - $29 Dogging 5 days - (Rrp $790) - $79 Basic Rigging and EWP - 5 Days - (Rrp $1030) - $103 HR Licence - People reccomend this - I Dont have but people opinions vary Step 3...Get your CV upto date, then get on www.seek.com.au and start applying for jobs, register with 'Skillhire' 'Hays Recruitment' 'ATS' Informing them, that you are seeking FIFO work. Step 4... Do some labouring work in the mean time to keep you in the working mode + waiting to hear back (may take a month or 2) Dont lose heart if you dont hear nothing back, keep tryin, be persistent!!! I understand different people have different outlooks on this. This is how i got on to the mines within a few months of arriving in the UK. Ask all questions and i will answer GOOD LUCK Dave
  4. Make sure you claim for as much as he can, ie..clothing and laundary $300 without reciepts, tools upto $300, all courses/union fees, parking tickets which where work related, travelling deductions - 74cent per km (depends on the litre of car if he has 1). Good luck
  5. Yeah.. dont!!! Go to local H&R, They ensure you get the maximum amout of money back, they ask all about deductions he wants to claim for; travel expenses, clothing and tools ect, im on working holiday visa + got back 5k
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    FIFO- what's it like?

    I Do 10.5hr days, on a 13 day fortnight. I would Contact them and find out
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    Mining Jobs - No experience

    Hi Your UK tickets are not valid in oz. I would research alot in to it mate, living in karratha - which is a mining town, you can get a bed for 350 a week in a shared house, perth on the other hand around 150+ a week. If you PM me i will send you some info. Ps. Your Spelling suxs
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    Unskilled mining/jobs

    Go for it mate. You are still young and come out here on a 417 working holiday visa. You dont necessaraly have to go on the mines to come over here, the city work is rather well paid aswell. Manual labour work from $20-$25+ per hour depending. I cannot give you advice on any other types of work other than manual labour/mining. If you check out www.seek.com.au they have lots of jobs on there and may give you a better idea. Tip - Book your working holiday visa, book your flights THEN get excited!! Otherwise you will think yourself out of it. I was in the exact same situation, i actually took voluntary redundancy mind you, then just booked to come out of here! Good Luck Send me a PM if you require more help
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    FIFO- what's it like?

    I work 10hr days on a 4:1 and you kind of adapt to it. There is a saying people use alot its something like 'if your going the gym you havent worked hard enough'
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    Courses good for mining for the inexperienced

    Qualifications are all gained through construction colleges. Being in a union as you know gives you a subsidy and get a 90% Reduction of the cost. If that alone is not worth joining the union to gain the relevant tickets, can you please enlighten Playghirl and people viewing this post about the negative sides of a union and why not to join one for this purpose?
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    Unqualified welder

    Hi If your husband is a good welder (and he will have to prove it!) There is a place in Bilbra lake (In perth), If you give them a call, tell them your situation and ask to have an interview with Danny. Tell him Scouse Dave sent you. They seem really good in there, they will send him next door and prove he can weld and give him different types of welds to do, and will more than likely offer him a Cert II in engineering course (which makes him a qualified TA for a boilermaker), If he can do up to Cert III or IV i think it is, he might know someone who will sponsor him. Go over on a WHV visa and then get sponsored whislt out there. Choice Training[TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD=width: 100]Address: [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD] 3 Morse Road [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD] Bibra Lake WA 6163 [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD=width: 100] Telephone: [/TD] [TD] (08) 9434 9272 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 100]Mobile: [/TD] [TD]0433 822 222 [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  12. Haha yeah, i just pressumed you where in Perth! My bad
  13. There is a recruitment agency who specialise in engineering (mainly welders though) They have helped me out + are very helpful. If you call up and ask for a guy called Danny - he will get you in for an interview and go from there. [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD=width: 100] [/TD] [TD] (08) 9434 9272 [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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    Courses good for mining for the inexperienced

    PS. I dont intent to sound like a 'know it all' - its just how i got on the mines
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    Courses good for mining for the inexperienced

    My advice is to do the courses as stated above and apply for trade assistant roles, and you will be more favourable than most people as you hold all additional tickets. They dont retrain you, they do a VOC, which makes you sit an exam for each course completed to make sure you are competent in the course. Yeah i agree it is an advantage, however i think companies will favour people will more experience than others Join the CFMEU 'Solely' for completing the courses. It pays for itself for the first course! I totally agree, you very may well be ticking that box that says unemployable. They dont seem to ask about unions when applying for jobs
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    Courses good for mining for the inexperienced

    Dumptruck jobs can be long and boring, What experience as he had in construction? DONT go out and pay 2000 for a crane course. Ask hubby to join a union called 'CFMEU' (costs around $460 per year) And you have to pay 10% of the course. Ie. Crane Course (CV CN and C6) RRP $1960 - He pays $196. And is a 10 day course. However, most mining companys will only take on experienced crane drivers. My advice is; Join the CFMEU Union Enrol for these courses at CSTC on radium street welshpool ; Dogging - (rrp $790) $79, Basic Rigging and EWP (rrp $1030) $103, Senior First Aid - Free Working at heights Bobcat/escavator HR Licence Good luck to hubby!
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    What paperwork did you take with you?

    I only brought copies incase i had any problems with tennants whislt i was away. Aslong as you have informed your council and other bills you are leaving the country and have cancelled/suspended everything, you will be fine. Everything you can think off - bring it! Yeah bringing a letter from your estate agent is a good idea. If you are coming out on a working holiday or a sponsored visa? Where in Aus you heading ?
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    Carpenter jobs Perth

    It is the start off a new financial year out here and the employment seems to have picked up alot
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    I find the succes rate on seek to get a job has been very low. Mind you, saying that i am on a 417 working holiday visa. Recruitment agencies such as - Hays - Skillhire - Skilled - Manpower - WorkPac have had alot better success rate for jobs.
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    Carpenter jobs Perth

    Pretty good mate, Should get a job withing the week. Recruitment agencies such as ; Skillhire Hays recruitment Skilled Manpower WorkPac
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    where to move for carpebtry site work

    Perth Mate, heaps off it. Call these numbers, and say your looking for work and you will have to register When you get here call agencies such as Hays Recruitment - 9254 4595 Skill Hire - 9376 2800 WorkPac - 6462 1111 Type job recruitment agencies in google
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    Documents that we might need...

    Bring anything and everything, from bank statements, driving licences and counter part to things like CRB Checks, mortgage statements. I Brought everything i could think off and backed them up on the my laptop and backed them again on to a USB pen drive. As i was constantly gaining tickets and licences and updating my CV with new jobs ect I Found it cheaper to go to BigW and buy a cheap scanner/printer + print things as and when needed aswell.
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    FIFO- what's it like?

    Im 25 and love FIFO!! The food is awesome, i have been to various sites and they have all had HUGE varieties. Its so tempting to stuff your face every day and pile on the pounts, Pretty good as i am a bad cook. However the On site gym facilities include a upto date gym with bench presses, treadmills and cross trainers, lots of machines and free weights and also classes such as boxing, boot camp, soccer, cricket, ping pong. If gives people the chance to keep up with a good diet and stay fit. Some camps have quiz nights on certain days. Although camps will be different and vary from one another, the accomodation is pretty good. Own room with ensuite, fridge, Small TV, Internet connection. Definitly recommend to get a laptop or a PSP or something, to keep you sane and able to keep up-to date on the internet with the news ect. The wetmess onsite sells mid strength beers and normally opens till around 8-9pm. I would imagine it to be tough for couples as some stints - 4:1 would be pretty intense without seeing eachother for so long. Skype is a good way to keep in touch with family and friends. I Fly back up on monday and cant wait. Healthy eating and working out + a huge paycheck after the 4 weeks!
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    Any FIFO people??

    I Have done FIFO before, Im on a 417 working holiday visa and do 4:1 in karratha as a trades assistant. I Think 2:1 is not long enough, you earn the money of 4:1 - I Work 13 days - DAY OFF - work 13 days - Fly home. FIFO Is hard work, 10.5hr-12hr a day for 13 consecutive days is hard no matter what you are doing, the hot weather does not help either. TIP: Get a hard drive and pack it with films, music, bring lots of books, bring gym gear. Alot of people are in the wetmess every night and spend alot of money there. I Tend to just drink once a fortnight on my RDO. Good Luck
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    Construction white card

    Yeh i second Bluedog