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  1. Hi everybody. I’m a gas engineer looking to apply for the 189 or 190 visa. Just wondering if these visas require a certain amount of work experience before you can apply for them? I’ve been qualified and working for 3 and a half years. Also, if any other gas/heating engineers are on here and have moved over recently could you share your experience and thoughts with me please? cheers
  2. Del70

    Cold - so put heating on......

    Ok - It's mid June - I'm wearing jeans and jumper with lots of layers underneath - still cold - have relented and put the central heating on. :sad:
  3. hey all, I'm in the M+E trade back in the UK (Gas,water,fitting)and im looking to head out to Perth in Decemeber! Been pinging out loads of emails to M+E companies out there but have had no response at all! Does anyone know of any companies in this field of work, or could help point me in the right direction?? I'm going on a holiday work visa first just to see how I get on...So I dont mind if im working as a plumber etc and dont do Gas as i know the rules and regs will be different??? thanks Chris
  4. With summer just around the corner my find has turned around to think about getting a new heating system for the house (yeah I know, that says a lot about my mind!). Because my wife suffers from asthma we ripped out the under floor ducted heating as all it would do is blow all the dust up into the air, so we installed electric radiant panel heaters. Only problem with them is that they use electricity like it's going out of fashion! Now a change conversation with someone happened to cover 'hydronic heating' - the art of using radiators with hot water pumped through them. Sound familiar??? Has anyone had this installed? Was it expensive to install seeing as it seems so unique? Is it as effective as the UK systems? Is there anything else I need to know? A quick google told me here was at least 7 companies around Melbourne that do it so obviously it seems to be the up and coming thing here. All help and advice gratefully received! Thanks, Geoff
  5. I am moving out to frankston in september with my 2 children & wife who has got a sponsored job and visa, I currently run my own plumbing and heating business in the UK, and will enventually want to go into the trade in oz,can any one give me any advice on licences and what type of work is available for heating and plumbing engineers Thanks Phil
  6. Fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer. Did full 4 year apprentiship in plumbing 20 years ago, qualified NVQ level 1 2 & 3, also further qualifications to advanced and master plumber. Running own business doing kitchens, boilers etc etc for over 10 years. Corgi and then Gas Safe resistered. So fully qualified in plumbing/heating and gas. TRA is a lot cheaper for a gas fitter but would that get approved? Many thanks
  7. Guest

    plumbing + heating

    plumbing and heating engineer looking for work in sydney, movi ng out on a holiday visa in september...wonder if any1 had any info on work or h ow easy it is to get work in sydney?
  8. RobRedpath

    Heating Engineer Jobs.

    Afternoon, im a 24 year old heating engineer currently looking to migrate with my Girlfirend. Im currently working for british gas, and have been employed constantly for the last 8 years, completing an apprentership, i have city and guilds level 2, 3, and all my gas qualifications, i have been looking over the forum and have noticed that our qualifications dont mean to much over there in oz. what is the job situation like over there at present? i am looking to move over april 2011. I have applied for a a visa, but have been advised to apply for a working holiday visa, with view to extend for another year as i am under 31 and could take 12-18 months to complete a full visa, costing anything between 4 and 5,000. What are the chances of my girlfirend being accepted along my visa? what agencys are better to go thorugh for, visa's, jobs etc , any help would be much appreciated. Kind Regards, Rob Redpath. Robbyred69@aol.com
  9. Based in Melbourne a gas heating technician wanted Servicing and repairing domestic gas central heating systems in and around Melbourne
  10. Addy


    We are in Adelaide and right now I am cold!! :sad: We are in a rental which has reverse cycle A/c but it doesn't heat effectively. So we have bought oil filled rads and they heat very well but our electricity bills are high. So at the moment we are just heating the sitting room and spending all our time in there in the day and heating the bedrooms ready to go to bed and get up in the morning. It is pretty miserable going to the loo I can tell you! :shocked: We obviously can't change the heating in our rental but we are hoping to buy in the near future, so what would you guys recommend we look for in the way of heating? Alternatively, what should we install? I was thinking about underfloor heating with tiled floors as the best option. Has anyone got this?
  11. Damn it's getting cold here in the mornings (Perth)! We will be moving into the house we bought in a few weeks and I wondered what is the best way to go re the above? We have AC so the ducting is there but is it that simple to have it changed to reverse cycle, or does ducted gas make more sense? Short term we'll use gas fires but I'm thinking about winter 2011 and don't want to start decorating if there's going to be a lot of mess involved.
  12. Plumber required for a Melbourne business (bayside suburbs) specialising in hydronic heating, with a developing geothermal and air source heat pump product offering. Above award pay will be offered to the successful candidate. Those seeking contract and/or full time employment opportunities will be considered. Licenced plumber preferred but plumbers registered with Victorian Plumbing Commission are encouraged to apply. If interested please PM me and I will send you further information. Cheers Paul
  13. Hi I am a Mechanical heating ventilation and air conditioning engineer looking for work in Victoria - We already have our 176 visa and hope to move over in the next few months (going for a reccie at the beginning of March) so if any one knows of any companies that are looking please let me know Many Thanks for all your help Cheers Tim
  14. Hi all, anyone out there got experience of converting to a solar heating system for their pool - we've just bought a place with an inground and would love to learn from anybody out there - can you DIY or do you need the profs??
  15. Jackboots

    heating wa style..

    just wondered bar the wood burner which we don't have is it cheaper to heat the house gas or electric ? any thoughts, it has been mentioned gas was cheaper , which is totally opp to uk , well was for us ! its blerdy cold here now though, wish id brought my thermals ...:skeptical:
  16. Whilst watching Australian Idol on Channel Ten last night, a "quick news update" came on during one of the breaks with one of the stories being that "the government have introduced a scheme to get a free solar hot water system" which for us is great news as were looking to have this fitted anyway. So we thought we'd find out more on the Ten news website...nothing. We Googled for ages before my wife stumbled across this, which to be honest isn't exactly very informative. Scheme aims to boosts solar hot water system numbers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) I'd describe that as very vague at best! Does anyone have any more info...like who to contact for starters!!?? Thought there would be a lot more info available, but can't find anything about it.
  17. Guest

    Air con / heating complaint

    Being fairly new here in Oz, just 5 months or so, I’m not very clued up on the air conditioning system here and how it effects others. (Reverse Cycle heat/Cold system.) But an interesting situation has developed. Try and tell as quickly as possible here. Set the scene, We live in a nice modern house, about 4 year old, very pleasant well laid out estate, rent the property, deal just with the agents and the agents are absolutely first class, can’t fault them. Neighbour next door has invited us in for a lovely meal and drinks, we have done the same and all is well. All good so far. About 4-5 weeks ago the site manager here came to see me, introduced himself, pleasant chap, came in had a cuppa and explained to me that he had received a complaint from a person opposite our house that our air con machine is making too much noise. Naturally I was concerned and told him I would get on to the agents straight away. He went on that he had checked my machine one morning early around 6.45am and it was making a racket. I was mortified that we may have caused a problem and apologised sincerely. He showed me the person’s house who had complained. They are opposite and up from my house, about 20 meters away from where our air con machine is located. I run the machine for him while he was here and he said Yea, your pump is knackered, it’s had it. (note he's not an engineer, just a local guy looking after the site and residents) So I inform the agents, few days later an electrical engineer calls. I explain it all to him, run the machine, the engineer, laughs and asks me Is this for real, the machine is fine, the sound is not too loud, and how the hell can She hear it from that distance. Engineer reports back to the agent. Few days later, the company who installed the machines for the whole entire site, and have maintained them all along call me. Our agents had asked them to also call and check it out. The M.D from the firm, the top man comes with one of his engineers. Real Aussie bloke, great laugh and nice guy. Greats me from his Yute with the words, “Who’s F****ing complained” I was quite amused by this and explained it all. They switched the machine on, run it listened and he again went off on one, “30 years I have been installing machines, and there’s F**** all wrong with that. I’m happy to go to Court if She want’s too." OK I said Whatever you say. I’m only the tenant here, so I’m not really in a position to comment. In fairness he confirmed it was nowhere near an unacceptable level of noise, which has to be around 5 whatever at her garden fence???? (Not my words) Well he had a beer with me, good chat all about UK and Aus, and off he went, really nice bloke, Great. Fair play to our agents, they had done all possible within a few days. Recent weather has been warm, but last Thursday and Friday saw a downturn in the Weather. So Friday night we put the heat on for 20 minutes to take the chill off the room. (wife had a start of a cold and was taking meds) It was the first time in 3 weeks we had put the heat on, and it was on for just 20 minutes. Well guess what ?, Yesterday the site manager returns, the same woman opposite had reported our machine running at 11pm Friday night and complained and he says is going to report it to the council. This time I was more standing my ground, and explained the result of the company and comments of the 2 different engineers, and that they thought it was farcical and laughed about it. He suggested He would put a few bales of Straw to try and block out the sound, but I told him No way, One that’s a potential fire hazard and two why should I have Straw bales near my air con machine when I’m paying big rent for my property and two engineers have said the machine is fine. Imediately directly opposite our house, the one neighbour’s bedroom is in the direct line from us, yet they have not complained or said anything to us, yet this person who is further away, opposite and up from our house seems to have a problem. I’m passing it back to the agents, and they can do what they think necessary, but I would be interested to hear your comments. We have never met or spoke to this lady or her husband, and never had anything to do with them. She's aware we are Foreign (Poms) people will have told her that. I’m told she’s a teacher, and according to the site manager she can lose it a bit when she starts. (So be it) This house was rented before us by an American family who returned to the USA, and who looked after the place well just like we do. We are a very quiet couple, pretty boring couple to be truthful, on our own and make as little noise as humanly possible, never any visitors or cars parked outside or music playing and so on. So I’m not sure what to say about this complaint. Any advice??? REDDERS
  18. At least the winter gas heating bill will be cheap.....
  19. Hi All: OH FINALLY read the ELECTRIC meters today, in spite of me begging for it to be done shortly after we moved in & then a month later when he complained the Hydro Heat meter was whizzing round of a night... The unit price is less than the regular tariff, so I thought of assumed for three (3) radiators, it wouldn't be that expensive, especially as we turn down the 'stats to 14 during the day & night & it's rarely been above 18/19 during the evening. Having just read the meter & entered the figures into Aurora's meter calculator for 82 days (20 days of which we used nothing - hadn't moved in) the shocking cost is over $440.00 JUST for 3 rads & the water boiler, which is turned down too! The other reading for the lights & sockets is reasonable, more than we're used to, but that's because this rental has non-efficient lights, ALSO, we don't even have an electric stove. :arghh: Our total bill for 82 days (20 of which the place was empty & no electric was used) is OVER $700.00 :cry: Needless to say the Hydro Heat is NOW off & I'm going to have to put on EVEN MORE layers.... Please, NEWBIES BEWARE. A very FROSTY Herbster
  20. Guest

    Heating Bills to much

    Hi This is a response to a previous thread. These liks are to heating manufacturers that produce energy saving/cheaper methods of heating Zenex Energy Baxi http://www.viessmann.co.uk Solfex limited Hopes this helps anyone looking to save a bit of dosh!! madplumber
  21. Guest

    Solar Panels / Solar Heating

    Hi Are solar panels big in Australia? Do ay of the builders fit them into a new build as standard or would they be an extra? Thanks :smile: