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  1. I'm a carpenter with an NVQ city and guilds level 2, I've been told by a recruitment firm that I must make my qualification valid in Australia to be considered as a carpenter. How do I convert them?
  2. I am currently on a working holiday visa with my girlfriend. We have been here about 4 weeks and really like the country. We have seen a few of the main cities and decided to come to Perth and stay. We would like to stay here permanently, so basically trying to get the correct info for what visa's would be ideal for us. I helped my brother-in-law set up a business in the UK. We were doing loft conversions. I was able to do all aspects of the job, carpentry side and business side of things. I was there about 6 years. I left as I always wanted to come to Australia. Now I have and like it I don't want to leave. I don't have a carpentry qualification as I learnt on job. I have 6 years job experience with carpentry in total. So basically what should I do..... Getting sponsored seams difficult, tried lots of companies and no luck. Should I go on a student visa to do the carpentry certificate 3 course, but it can take 1-2 years and can cost a lot of money. Is there a way if anyone knows that I could do a quick carpentry course so I can gain the qualification to match my experience. Then there is the points based system. I am 29years of age - 30points, my English is ok so not sure if I can earn points there as I hear the exams are extremely hard, if your skill is on the SOL list then you get 10points carpentry is, but must complete an assessment of you skill I think, 6 years experience 15points, So all in all 55points. 5 short. how else could I earn the 5points. Also which points visa do I approach the Individual 189. Lots of questions I know. But I am in real need for help and advice. So please if anyone could help me with these questions, or can even point me in the direction of someone who can. I would be very grateful. Perhaps I could lend my skills to help you. Thanks
  3. Hi, I'm currently level 2 NVQ qualified in carpentry, will be level 3 NVQ May 2015. Looking to work in Oz for a few years, moving September 2015. Hoping to get a sponsored visa, ideally a 457, as I don't want to do regional work. However, it appears you have to undergo a TRA assessment before applying for a visa. Does anyone know if this costs? Or is there any way to get around this? Is there an easier way to be able to work for up to 4 years, without having to do regional work? Does anyone have any advice on the best route or path to take? thanks Sam
  4. Hello people, looking to head over to Oz on a working holiday visa for 12-24 months. I'm about to complete an NVQ 2 in carpentry but have no previous employment in the trade. Just odd jobs and own work. my question is based on my NVQ 2 and gaining a white card in Oz, can I look for employment in the trade? Apart from my lack of proof of experience is there anything else I'm missing? Bare in mind I'm not applying for a residency visa before I go. This will be to work while on a working holiday visa. Thanks
  5. Yvonne HornbyTurner

    Cleaning carpentry tools for import

    Hi everyone I am moving to Brisbane in 4 weeks and I am taking all my hand and power tools, I know they need to be clean, but how clean do they need to be to pass through Australian quarantine. Does my hammer and chisels need to be gleaming or can I just clean them with jays fluid. Thanks :err:
  6. Hi All My husband and I arrived in Perth a week ago. We have a permanent skilled visa. My husband has 10+ years joinery experience, 1st and 2nd fix, roofing etc. We are living north of the river so could you please let me know if you are aware of any vacancies. Thanks very uch Lisa x
  7. Hi All My husband and I have been in Perth for 6 days and he starts work tomorrow (only two weeks temporary work). He did bring the majority of his hand tools and a drill so he is ready to work but looking to start buying tools to replace the ones he sold on Ebay before we left. Could someone please let us know the best place to buy tools that isnt extortionate! We have a car so we can travel, but currently living NOR. Thanks in advance Lisa
  8. HI, I've just completedmy City and Guilds 6217 in site Carpentry. I have been receiving mixed informationon which qualification is recognised in Oz C&G or NVQ?? as I have all the relevantpaperwork for my NVQ but it is an extra £1000 to register for it. Does anyone know for sure what the appropriate qualificationis? Does anyone know what the current work situation is at the moment? thanks a lot Laurence.
  9. jamiearnold

    Transferring Carpentry Skills??

    Hi all! I will be coming to Australia on a working holiday visa in 6 months time but intend to stay longer if it is everything it is made out to be! I am trying to get my skills transferred so they are recognised but so far all i can find is vetassess trade ocupations.. this suits me well other than i do not meet the migration criteria as i am on a working holiday visa.. If anyone has had a similar problem and has found a solution, or has any advice on the matter please get back to me. Any advice will be very much apretiated Many thanks Jamie
  10. Hi All! I will be coming to Australia in a years time firstly to travel and then hopefully to settle and work as a carpenter. I have a level 3 NVQ and will have 5 years experience. I have been told I need a certificate 3 in order to get sponsored but would like to know if it is essential to pay the £2000 he asked for to get the new qualification or if I will be ok with what I have? Any advice will be hugely appreciated! Jamie
  11. Please could anyone advise me as to what carpentry tools my OH should take to Australia? Would it be a lot of hassle to get them sufficiently cleaned and do they actually use the same tools out there as here in UK? He is a lock up and fix carpenter. Thank you :wink:
  12. Hey guys My daughter's chap has arrived from the UK on a WHV and is hoping to find work asap. He's a carpenter by trade with 10 years experience. Can anyone tell me what colour cards are needed? He's been told about red, white and blue and isn't sure which ones he actually needs. Thanks in advance!
  13. Guest

    carpentry, recognition,question

    we have got our visas for wa, ive done the vetasses tests and passed, i have nvqs in joinery and kitchen fitting in uk, is that it now, have i done everything to be recognized as a carpenter, or when i get there are they going to say they dont recognise my qualifications. thanks
  14. Hi all We arrived in Perth on 2nd October and are struggling to find Carpentry jobs for hubbie. Can anyone give any advice on where to find them? We have tried a few websites and the West Australian. Any advice or contact numbers would be greatly appreciated! :notworthy: Thanks
  15. Hi, I am a fully qualified carpenter from Ireland with over 10 years of experience. I saw this previous post: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/victoria/120112-carpentry-work-melbourne.html and it inspired me to post myself. I am moving to Melbourne on October 14th with a permanent 176 visa, and after I sort out an ABN and white card, I'll be looking for work (I have worked in Aus before as a carpenter). If anyone has any contacts to pass on or leads for work I would appreciate it. Feel free to PM me if you'd prefer. Thanks very much, and good luck! Colin
  16. My husbands a carpenter and has his own timber frame housing business for 12 yrs here in Ireland. Whats the chance of him getting started out there?
  17. Hi Anyone, My agent tells me that sponsored migration is the best route for me as don't quite make it on points the permanent migration route...What a bummer! Can I ask has anyone out there done one of these test and how fussy were they for the work proof photographs ect. Also how hard did they find it. I am very compitant with my skills ok course. Been doing it for 12 years now but have never been that great in an exam room if you know what i mean. Its like being back at school again! Any advice would be of great help.Many thanks guys...:notworthy:
  18. Guest

    carpentry work

    new to this so please bear with me,okay been a joiner for over 20 years done everything from new build,re-furb and everything in between,got a visa but with the economy the way it is at the moment would it be a good move or should i wait to see if it picks up, don't mind where in australia as long as there is work,any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks nick
  19. leelee 18

    Carpentry in perth

    Hello has anyone got any info ? this rates etc? can you take ur tools with ya? who did you do skills test with? costs etc ......
  20. chev010

    VU Skills Assessment - Carpentry

    Hi My first time on here, but I'm curious to know if anyone else is having an easy time with Victoria University skills assessment? We lodged our application back in March - hubby needs assessed as carpenter and we are using an agent - and we are still waiting to hear back from them. They are advertising a 7 week turnaround!! We are at 5 months now and still no skype interview!! First they asked for more evidence, then they offered an interview the next day in Scotland - 500 miles from where we live!), we said it was really short notice and could we have a bit more notice and maybe have it in London? Then we heard nothing for months, eventually I got frustated and called them, they said they didn;t have any evidence from us??? I said how come we were offered an itnerview then and they could not find a record of that! Then I sent the evidence again and 4 weeks later they now say they need more evidence and that my hubby must have a skills assessment in UK too. I'm totally fed up with them! Has anyone else had a good experience with them? Give me a little hope please!
  21. Guest

    Work in WA

    At the moment I am working in a college, teaching carpentry and bench Joinery. I teach all ages from 14-??...(school children all the way to diploma and NVQ level 3). I started on a teaching qualification but I have yet to complete it. My wife and I are planning on emigrating early next year. I'm not sure what to do... I can't see any jobs anywhere in Australia for teaching carpentry and Joinery... I have found lots in carpentry and Joinery but not teaching... Would it be best if I went back on the 'tools' or am I just looking in the wrong place.?? I have spent hours and hours searching...:wacko: I love teaching and would really like to carry on with it... Does anyone have any ideas or links to websites that specialise in construction teaching? Thank you. X
  22. Guest

    carpentry in oz

    hi, i have mvqs in joinery in the uk, passed the vetasses for going to oz, when i get there are my qualifications and 22 years in building trade recognized or do i have to do more tests when we get there. can i work right away, do i have to get some kind of national insurance number first?? generally what is needed.?? also how hard is it to get work in carpentry, got state sponsorship for western oz any help is appreciated, a few last minute doubts creeping in
  23. Hi there I have just qualified as a nvq level 2 carpenter as was wondering is that enough experience to risk moving out to oz??? Will my 2 years of carpentry experience be enough to hold down a job?? Is there much site work about?? Many thanks
  24. Hi all, Taking a bit of a long shot here, but desperately trying to help a friend.... A good friend of mine that I have known for 4 years recently migrated to Australia from the UK on a 457 Visa. He is a qualified Carpenter/UPVC Window Fitter. After 11 weeks of employment(667 hours of work he put in!), his sponsoring company let him go, citing economic climate, internal politics etc. He is extremely talented and has a small portfolio of his work available for viewing. He is willing to work for an agreed period of time, without pay in order to prove his worth. If anybody is able to assist in any way or put us in contact with anybody, please pm me. He basically has 28 days before he will have to leave Australia if we are unable to find him an alternate sponsor. Please help!!! Many thanks, Lee
  25. Hi, I am moving out to Sydney in a few months and just wondered where the best way to source carpentry work in the city. Also will i need to register before arriving? I am UK qualified. Thanks for any advice