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  1. Curly

    Electrical Gap training

    No sorry meant it in the sense of what work you were doing if you wanted to be an electrical TA without a restricted license. For instance if you were to work on a major construction site or a big infrastructure project you would probably need to hold a license to do any electrical work but if you were to work in other areas you would probably be ok without it. Just depends what you want to do when you get here. Best advice I could give would be to try and get the college work done ASAP and start filling out the practical work log as once you have a license it’s much easier to find work.
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    Electrical Gap training

    I work with a guy from Canada and he is now struggling to get his OTSR but that’s mainly because he had limited post apprentice experience before he moved out. if you can get it over there it would be much easier to transfer when you come out here. I know they run courses out of Melbourne but not sure on times etc. not sure how it works without the restricted license but you can definitely still work as a TA. Just have to be careful with what you want to do and what sites as they like to see licenced trades over here. I did my OTSR through a company called Vetassess. Just reach out to them and look at timings. I took me 3 months to get my skills approved but that was pretty quick and not sure what they are doing about skills tests there now because they normally fly someone over to carry out the practical test. You will be alright with the job work for the documents over here they just need to see really that you have been working in the electrical sector
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    Electrical Gap training

    Hi Chris not sure if it changes much from state to state but I did my Gap training in Adelaide. if you have your OTSR you can apply for a restricted license that will class you as a TA until you complete the training to get the Cert 3 required to get the full license. The gap training here is generally a 3 week block in college which runs you through the regs and sit a capstone exam at the end of it. Once the college work is done you will need to document around 6 months of work experience. If you are already working you might be able to use some of that to help cover the 6 months. it’s a pain to do but worth it in the end. good luck
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    45 Days to Go.....

    Hi Dave i am also in Adelaide and just celebrated our 4 year anniversary of arriving. some other things may be what you do for a job etc. any skilled occupations you will more than likely have to get a license or maybe even do some training. like the other post says you can organise the bank from the uk and possibly apply for a TFN. You will need to go to the bank though to collect cards and sign all the documents. With Medicare you will need to go to a place called Centrelink to activate this so just try and plan a few of these in the first week or so as you can just chip away at them. only other advice would be to relax and enjoy for the first few weeks if you can. We are still able to travel around here and enjoy some of the attractions so have fun
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    Electrical Appliances

    Just a matter of opinion. People can bring anything they want and stating that big ticket items are more valuable as much more expensive here than back in the UK. For things like kettles, toasters etc if you are attached to them bring them with you but even if you buy a cheap one it gets you through until you decide you do want something different. with things like fridges, freezers, washers and dryers don’t forget you can still store things inside to send across as long as they are packed in tight
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    Electrical Appliances

    All electrical items from the UK will work in Australia as the Volts and Frequency is exactly the same. You will just need to change over the plugs. If the item is a large power load which requires more than 10A you would need to put a 15A plug on there instead but a lot of houses here do not have 15A as standard. For small appliances it is not worth bringing them out as you could get a cheap toaster, kettle, blender, etc from places like Target just to get you started. We brought a couple of TV’s, washing machine and dryer. We are glad we did as they are big ticket items and they are still working nearly 4 years on. The TV’s will need set top boxes to work here unless you can unlock them but again they are not expensive and will get you through times before you need to go out and buy more. You can get Foxtel or fetch TV if you wanted and will work fine through the HDMI cable. They are the biggest ones and I’m glad we brought them as it is expensive enough to get everything settled in place. If you do bring a fridge I would recommend leaving it a good few days after delivery to turn them on as they would have had a good journey with the gas so give it time to settle before you power it up again.
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Congrats Lavers on the job definitely good to have a good work life balance especially with the summer coming soon.
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Haha yeah they probably are. There eldest daughter has started in Mitcham high school and they have 2 other daughters still there. They live in near the tram lines in Plympton so it’s not too far from them. My daughter is in Richmond which is not too far away either. it’s a good spot and close enough to everything so I’m sure you will like it there. Hopefully your daughter settles in well which I’m sure she will.
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Our friends daughters go to Plympton who are English too so might be nice when your daughter goes there. The eldest is 9 so a similar age to yours. Good to meet some friendly locals. There are some good parks around and even better when you see them out in the wild.
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Nice mate it’s a pretty good area and yeah you will be close to everything there. What school have you decided on for your daughter? You will find most of the heavy industrial areas are North of the city but the roads are not too bad. Just gets pretty busy in rush hour.
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Good work Lavers Glad it’s all falling into place. What area did you decide on in the end? Fingers crossed for the interview next week.
  12. Hi Jody not sure if your husband is still looking but there are a coupon of jobs for TA’s on SEEK today. Might be an opportunity as some people who call themselves TA’s have never done electrical work
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    We moved out in late November 2016. We had someone interested in the house in the UK and the exchange rate was 1.93. Then they had the vote for Brexit and it dropped to 1.62 about a week after it had been announced that they were leaving. We sold the house a few weeks later and held on to the money as long as we could hoping it would go back up again. We eventually got 1.68 when we moved out so still wiped a few thousand off our start up funds
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    The green man goes so you can start crossing the road and then it starts flashing red which you can still walk on but not meant to start the crossing when it’s flashing. I know a few people who have been fined for walking across the road on a red man. I’m from North Wales and always get asked if I’m Irish. It’s funny because being from the UK you can generally get every accent and know where they are from but there is very little accent difference here in Aus. We have the family pass for the Zoo and you only have to go a few times for it to be beneficial. You should have a walk around the Botanical gardens while you are there.
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    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Hi Lavers Gorge is a really good park and you don’t have to pay to hold Koalas there like you do in Cleland. It’s a good place to go and help out the community after the bushfires there in the summer. I would also recommend Monarto zoo. You will have a nice drive out there and it’s more of a safari park where you get on a bus to take you around the park. I think Brighton is my favourite beach and good to spot the dolphins and seals as they like to get the crab baits from under the jetty. like Amber mentioned be careful with certain road rules. I copped a $65 fine for parking on the wrong side of the road when we first got here Oh and so the kids don’t have all the fun you should go up to McLaren vale and get some tastings done. Most places have big grounds for the kids to run around too.
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