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  1. I have got my AqfIII wall/floor tiler qual. Was assessed in Ireland. I did a module in it on OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, do I need to still do a white card on arrival in WA?
  2. catinahat1975

    AQFIII on the new points system

    hi all. i have just read that SA SS will be closed from May until after July 1st.:arghh: i have just started my AQFIII as a Landscape Gardener with the hope to beat the July deadline but this is now not going to happen. What do i do now?:wacko: i think i can get the 65 points on the new list but not 100% as not sure if they will accept my AQFIII as being done in Australia as it's done online and by using my history and knowledge from the past 18 years. anybody out there know of other visa's or ways in? :chatterbox:
  3. TheHouseMartins

    Panel Beater AQF3 (AQFIII) Recommend company

    I have just completed my AQFIII for Panel Beating, it was very easy to do.... Australian Skill Assessment dealt with it for me. I live in Ireland at the moment but without a qualification i was stuffed, so Australian Migrations (Kildare and Brisbane) put me in touch with Australian Skill Assessment company who done the rest for me.... I will not lie to you there was alot of paperwork to prove my competency and nearly 4hrs of a Web Interview at 5am Ireland time, but overall was worth it. Totally recommend them!! ATA is OK for UK and Ireland but if your going to OZ then what better than to have an Oz qualification. Was cheaper too, not by much, but save where you can........ Australian Skill Assessment UNITED KINGDOM AUSTRALIA Enterprise House GPO Box 1371 5 Roundwood Lane Brisbane Harpenden QLD 4001 Hertfordshire AL5 3BW UK Freephone: 0800 881 8457 Aust. Telephone: +61 (0)7 3040 1119 International: +44 (0)1582 760809
  4. I have just completed my AQFIII for Panel Beating, it was very easy to do.... Australian Skill Assessment dealt with it for me. I live in Ireland at the moment but without a qualification i was stuffed, so Australian Migrations (Kildare and Brisbane) put me in touch with Australian Skill Assessment company who done the rest for me.... I will not lie to you there was alot of paperwork to prove my competency and nearly 4hrs of a Web Interview at 5am Ireland time, but overall was worth it. Totally recommend them!! ATA is OK for UK and Ireland but if your going to OZ then what better than to have an Oz qualification. Was cheaper too, not by much, but save where you can........ Australian Skill Assessment UNITED KINGDOM AUSTRALIA Enterprise House GPO Box 1371 5 Roundwood Lane Brisbane Harpenden QLD 4001 Hertfordshire AL5 3BW UK Freephone: 0800 881 8457 Aust. Telephone: +61 (0)7 3040 1119 International: +44 (0)1582 760809
  5. Lucysdream

    AQFIII certificate help

    Hi all, my partner and I recently submitted stage 1 for our skills assessment with an agency. My partner is applying as a welder, he's been in the trade nearly 10 years and did a full time college course for 2 years when he left school. However, because his course was full time and not an apprenticeship even with his work experience this isn't acceptable!! The only way we can get a positive skills assesment is if he does the AQFIII certificate by a company called ASA. It's going to be nearly another £2000 on top of what we are already paying!!! I think he has to do a paper based and practical test. Can anyone give more information about these tests, maybe what sort of questions will be asked and how he tests are carried out. We been told the practical test could be by video link or in person!! Any information would be appreactiated. As for the price it's going to cost we can't afford to fail! :hug: Thanks all.
  6. Guest

    AQFIII need advice

    Hi, i am about to start the Oz visa process but need a little advice. I need to gain my AQFIII in Solid Plastering but im not sure how to find the cheapest most reliable company to do it with. If anybody has already been through this process can you tell me what is involved in the assessment eg.which topics and how in depth do they go, and also which is the best company in the UK to use as the prices i have been quoted so far are way to much..£2500 for example. Also i have already got my NVQII which i know is the english equivalent but can i use the evidence from that to put towards the AQF? Any help would be appreciated.
  7. Guest

    Plasterer aqfiii

    :arghh:Does anyone know any plasterers willing to sponsor on a 457 visa in WA need help Please!:chatterbox:
  8. Guest

    Is an AQFIII neccessary?

    Hi I am currently self employed as a hairdresser, have been for 20 years. I completed a 3 year (informal) apprenticeship with a reputable salon, after which I continued employment for a further 5 years. Is it really neccessary I complete an AQF III aswell in order to migrate? Or when I put forward my visa application can I just submit a letter from my former boss stating details of my apprenticeship/training hours/subjects covered/etc along with current accounts, letters from clients/wholesalers to verify I am doing the job I am claiming to do?
  9. Guest

    TRA successful - AQFIII Cook

    Nearly a year to the day after my husband failed his TRA as a cook, today we got a letter from TRA letting us know he has been successful!! He obtained an AQFIII through Culinary Solutions a few months ago and he passed through Pathway E. Still a long way to go but at least we're one step closer to moving to Australia.
  10. Guest

    Aqfiii in gasfitting

    Hi Guys, Does anyone know where I can get an AQFIII in gasfitting to get me through TRA pathway E. Have tried TradeTrianing, Silver Trowel & Australian Trade Assessments Ltd. without any luck. Can anyone help ? PLEASE.:arghh: Thanks. Jo.
  11. nickynush

    Acts - aqfiii

    Hi OH has just acheived his AQFIII in wall and floor tiling with ACTS and has his certificate in hand today :jiggy: I can throughly recommend these guys to anyone who needs to do this for TRA pathway E. The whole process has just taken over a month, and though costly, means no more waiting for pathway D or MAP news from TRA!! We can now start the ball rolling on our application finally after hanging around since January. They came to see us initially in second week of September. They have been back 3 times since to do site visits, collect references, ask loads of questions and OH has had to complete 2 "exam" papers - one in his skill and one in health and safety. You do really have to know your stuff so OH feels, quite rightly, v pleased with himself right now :yes:. As well as the certificate they've given us a pack of evidence for the TRA and visa application. The assessors are also JP's so very handy for getting any other stuff certified whilst they are there. Good luck to those in the same situation Nicky
  12. Guest

    help aqfIII drainer

    :arghh:hi does anybody no of any tro that does aqf3 for drainer in uk or aus as i can,t find any and i,m so frustrated cheers bill
  13. Hi all I am going to Mackay Queensland with my wife and baby in March for 3 months to stay with family. I have worked as a plasterer for 2 years but I don't have any formal qualifications. Does anyone know if I can I do AQFIII solid plastering while on holiday in Mackay? If so will this benefit me if I apply for a permanent visa? Kind regards gyrfalcon
  14. Hi all, as I live in the Uk, im unsure as to if an AQFIII would be a good thing to have? For example, my husband is a roofer, if he were to have an AQFIII would you say that when he is looking for work, this would benefit him? Kelly :smile: P.S Anyone who replies will be helping us greatly & will recieve a chicken click!
  15. Hi folks, I'm in the very early stages of looking at immigrating and am a joiner (in Scotland) with 8 years experience. I was trained by my Dad so have no formal qualification (apart from an NVQ 2). As in the title will the AQF level 3 mean that I don't have to do the practical for VETASSESS?? or do I still have to sit that. I'm looking at paying £3,750 to ACTS tradetrain and want to know if this is gonna be money wasted? (as the VETASSESS costs another grand!)
  16. Hello, (deep breath, and.......) I have been in contact with Silver Trowel (perth) and they fly back and forth to UK assessing roofers (and other trades) with the ultimate goal of getting an AQFIII for prior recognition of skills. Brilliant I thought, then I contacted thinkingaustralia.com ( agents) and they told me that all these companies are jumping on the band waggon to get our money, and are a waste of money. First I thought, rubbish, but then Im thinking, I still need to use them as an agent, regardless. So why so adament it is rubbish? Is she unaware of Pathway E? Is this new? Silver Trowel cost around £2200K, and if this gives me an AQFIII, but TRA dont accept it, whats the point? As anyone got their AQFIII who has been granted their VISA? Or at least been accepted by TRA? Im Pee'd off with all the stress!!! It was expensive enough, but now for the AQF's aswell thats more cash!! As long as it gets me in its well spent. I wanted to get the ball rolling before 1st Sept, as I would expect there to be a flood of applications. Anyway, look forward to posts.... Mark & Family.:nah:
  17. After following various threads on this forum, I have notice with interest the many misunderstandings around the whole trade licensing system in Australia. I would like to clarify in easy terms how the building & construction industry operates within Australia. Building trades are generally sub-contract. The licensing rules differ from state to state, the answer to the question “Do I need a license to work as a bricklayer / plasterer/ roof tiler etc. when I arrive in Australia is simply - NO. Most tradesmen operate their own small businesses and contract to a (state) licensed principal sub-contractor; you do not need a license to do this. However, if you would like to be the legal entity of a contracting business (principal sub-contractor) then yes you will need a license. In short, I Joe Bloggs can work for Billy the Brickie as a sub-contractor, Billy the Brickie is the license holder - contracting to a building company or a developer etc. Billy the Brickie is then responsible for the seven year guarantee of his and his sub-contractor’s workmanship. I would imagine that most people, who first arrive in a new country with no local experience or product knowledge, would NOT want to take on this responsibility of license holder. Surely you would want to work for somebody first to gain some experience and local knowledge. Example: I arrive in Queensland today, can I work tomorrow? YES. All you need are your tools, your skills and a safety awareness training card (e.g. Blue Card) which you can obtain from numerous training organisations within Australia or you can go on-line to complete this testing. Average cost for this Blue Card is about $110.00 some as low as $69.00 and you can work from day one! These blue cards are NOT nationally recognised so make sure that you obtain the right card for the state you will be living and working in. Do I need AQFIII and Australian trade recognition to gain a license? The answer is generally, yes, depending on which state you decide to settle in and their individual licensing requirements which will vary between the trades. Can a skills assessment company obtain this licensing for me? NO! Definitely not! These licensing bodies in each state are totally independent bodies - very separate from any training / skills assessment organisation. It is very important that you research each state’s legislation and determine exactly what is required for each state and each trade area. i.e. In WA the only trades which require a license are plumbing, painting and electrical. However, you can still work in these trades even though you don’t hold a license, you just need to work for someone else who is a licensed contractor. Below is a link to websites of the various licensing bodies within Australia. Hope this all helps. Licence Recognition
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