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  1. Steve at Carignbah Motorcycles and Scooters is uregently seeking a qualified and experienced motorcycle mechanic. Ring or email attention Steve, tell him Kevin with the BMW told you to call him. Speak to Steve only, in the workshop section. Good luck to anyone that applies. Cheers: Kevin.
  2. My girlfriend spoke to a migration consultant today and she was told that trades people struggle to get skilled migration visas. I am a lift mechanic and have worked in the lift industry for 10 years but have only been qualified for 1 year. I am qualified at NVQ level 3 but he said that I would have had to have done an apprenticeship as the dept of immigration only recognise this. Im not entirely sure he is correct in what he has told me. I did think I might struggle getting the skilled visa as I only have one years qualified experience but I have heard that if you have been in the trade for a while, there is something called a TRA. By the way he came across, even if I had 5 years experience I would not stand a chance because of my NVQ route. PLEASE HELP!
  3. majestic ric

    vetassess heavy mechanic?

    anyone out done their assessement as a heavy mechanic, im currently awaiting a date for my test and was hopeing someone could shed some light i what i can expect. fore warnded is fore armed and all that! i must admit im a little nervous as i have no idea what they will be looking for, any help will be much appreciated. p.s glad to see my trade is still on the SOL lists, waiting with bated breath for the WA state list to come out. anyone ?????
  4. Guest

    Old TRA for mechanic

    Hi all Does anyone know if a positive TRA assessment for Motor Mechanic made in 2006 will still be vaild for use to apply for a 176 visa when the SMP's are released??? OR is it looking like I may have to take the assessment again. Many thanks lesley.
  5. firebladebally

    Motor Mechanic - ?

    Hi all, just trying to get some info on being a mechanic in oz. Pay, workshop conditions, price of tools, job availablity....anything really. Any info greatly appreciated, cheers.:biggrin:
  6. hi all, im planing to come western australia.my field is refrigeration and airconditioning.im a mechanic.how is the job oppotunities there for refrigeration & aircondition mechanics? i have already pass the offshore practical assessment and can i apply for a job befror i complete my licence from here,my mother land. need advice for that? dilani
  7. Hi Can you help??? My husband will be taking the light mechanic skills test soon and he really wants to know a bit more about it for instance- does he need to take his own tools ? overalls? can you give him an idea what to expect in the way of the test please! no pressure just that our future depends on it !!:wink: many thanks guys x
  8. Hi all I have passed my paper trade assessement and am now waiting for the new dates to come out. I am after some insight to what occurs at the assessement as i am off the shop floor and have been for the last 3 years and am nervous about being assessed. Any help advice will be great!!!
  9. Hi all, i am a ford trained mechanic heading to aus in september on a working holiday visa. Should i be able to secure a job or will employers be put off by the years visa??? Any advice greatly appriciated.Cheers:biggrin:
  10. My husband and I are moving out to Oz for a year and although I hold an Oz passport, his is UK. We're obviously going to look for jobs before we go so he can go on a sponsored 457 as it's cheaper than a spouse visa if we're only going for a year, but if he hasn't got this by the time we go, we'll just go and he'll apply for a working holiday visa instead. I guess for the 457 he'd be asked to do the TRA thing anyway, but is there any point in him doing this anyway just to have a recognised skill once we get there? It would look so much better for him if he did but I'm not sure if it's appropriate to do. From the thread title, you've probably guessed he's a motor mechanic, C&G qualified, with over 10 years post-apprenticeship experience. I guess the question is whether he will find it easy getting a job out there with a UK qualification.... anyone else experienced this?
  11. Guest

    Auto Mechanic from USA

    Hi Everyone. My husband and I are currently researching the process to immigrate to Oz from the USA. There is not much info out there on Americans immigrating to Oz. He is a motor mechanic and on the SOL list. We are having some trouble finding out what is required to pass the assessment test for a AQF certificate III. It seems to apply to be assessed that you need to have some type of trades degree or certificate or apprenticship. In the USA mechanics are not required to go to school. Most of it is on the job training and they consider 1/2 year of working equivalent to 1 year of school. There is something here called ASE - where mechanics get tested in a specific area (brakes, AC, etc..) and are awarded a certificate. My husband has 3 out of 7 of those. He has been a mechanic for 6 years and can do about anything with a motor. We were wondering if anyone has advice on the assessment process. We did briefly talk with a solicitor in Australia and he recommended that my husband get privately assessed before we apply to TRA. The only problem is he is estimating that to cost between $2000 - $5000. That is a lot of money to be assessed. Has anyone ever paid to be privately assessed and does it make a difference? Thanks in advance for any comments.
  12. Guest

    vetassess evidence (mechanic)

    hey this is my first post, im 23 and a mechanic. Im currently looking at my vetassesas. can any give me any info for evidence for the assesment. I am going to go round my old employers for references, what else do i need to send for evidence? are p60s enough. For proof of training im guessing my portfolio and certificates would be enough? cheers
  13. Guest

    Mechanic wages????

    Hi all is there anybody that can tell me what a motor mechanic will earn in brisbane area,it not hgv mechanic,the wages i can find out differ so much from job to job kind regards Emma:biggrin:
  14. My husband is a time served motor mechanic 20years. He has mostly worked in main agents and does air con/elecs mot etc...What are the job prospects for him and salary. were looking at melbourne/adelaide around that area probably! Any advise welcome, sorry really not sure were to ask as new to site many thanks
  15. My family and i are leaving for perth in 3 weeks once your container has left you are commited to the move we are all aware off the recession and i certainly do not own any rose coloured glasses. as a family of 5 we know it will be tough but i am hoping whilst being self employed for 20 years we have already had a taste of the highs and lows of life. we are taking a modest amount of money to overcome time to find employment. i would like to hear from any other diesel fitters whom are in the process of emigrating and / or who have moved to WA recently. i have always found that when the uk goes into recession our trade seems to get an uplift in work as many companies looking to cut transport costs move around the service / repair sector, which if you can offer an attractive package you secure the contract. it would be good to hear of any repair operatives in wa for there opinion finally if any one can help with information whether mechanics in wa can immediately go self employed with or without any wa licences apart from an accountant many thanks ian and paula
  16. We are a Volvo, Mack and Hino truck dealership based in Canberra. We are looking for or to sponsor skilled mechanics. You can go to our web site at southerntruckcentre.com.au for further information.
  17. Position vacant: JCB trained field service mechanic wanted for busy JCB dealership in Queensland. Experience with JCB construction equipment essential.For interview Please send resume to service@conag.com.au
  18. Could someone please provide a link that would give a job description of electrical fitter and electrical mechanic. I have searched the immi.gov site and TRA site but cannot find a description anywhere.........................Thanks
  19. Im looking for employment as a light vehicle mechanic, ill be in the Perth area from April onwards.Looking for somebody to offer me sponsored employment. Vetassess approved and cetified with the Australian level 3 paperwork.I have several years experience on all cars and light commercials. If anybody can suggest anywhere to enquire or know of anybody please let me know. Much appreciated! Thanks Paul :yellow_guy_smiling_
  20. Guest

    motor mechanic

    hi am a qualified motor mechanic looking for jobs in the perth area, now it wont be for quite a while as need to send visa off 1st , have worked on vw audi's for 18yrs, the other job i was thinkin of doing is a air con mechanic but what qualifications would i need for that type of job
  21. The Yuills

    Mechanic needed in secret harbour

    Can anyone help My OH has a Holden Combo Van which has been very reliable and starts every time..until last week and it now keeps cutting out when driving and not starting for work in the morning. It does have an immobiliser fitted which we are not sure if it is to do with that, but do not know how to disconnect..it may not even be that. Anyone know of any mechanics in this area that are honest and reliable and are not going to rip us off with an hourly charge to find the fault! Any helpd would be gratefully received. Sue
  22. Guest

    mechanic assessment

    Hi my name is kirsty, has anyone emigrated to oz as a motor mechanic?:jiggy:
  23. I have been granted my perminant residents visa and have had a TRA classification as an Electrical mechanic given to me can anybody tell me if they have had the same classification and are they able to work with this or do you need to get your A grade license before they are able to work im having trouble getting info from people regarding this
  24. clusterofgeals

    Vetassess mechanic

    just had the phone call at 11.00 from my agent , pass pass pass:jiggy::jiggy:
  25. Can anyone recommend a garage/mechanic in the Freo area? My OH has a Nissan Skyline that needs some TLC and although his best mates a mechanic he's unfortunately in Scotland! It's scary knowing where to start especially with a specialist car. Any advice on where NOT to go is also welcome. Thanks Jules