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  1. Hi, My partner and I would really appreciate any help with skilled visas for Plumbers. I have so many questions and I keep getting told different things. We're wanting to go down the route of skilled migration as a Plumber in Australia. We have both lived in Australia previously for 4 years (I was sponsored) but left due to family reason back at home in the UK. So, my partner has a NVQ level 2 in plumbing (Not a level 3). Do you know if NVQ level 2 is enough of a qualification for a Plumber? He has over 5 years plumbing experience in the UK, and 2 years plumbing experience in Australia. We've been advised that to pass VETASSESS you need to have either Gas or Roofing experience. However, he doesn’t have much experience working with gas and no experience in roofing. My partner is currently completing a Gas course to get the knowledge, would this be enough for VETASSESS? Please can you give us some information about how hard or easy the test was for you. Any tips, advice or guidance would be great. Thank you in advance for your help. Jeanette
  2. Brianm93

    Gas engineer 189 visa

    Hi, Im looking for some help regarding moving to Australia. I’m a gas engineer, qualified to SVQ level 3 in domestic natural gas installation and maintenance. I completed my apprenticeship through a company doing both on site and college work. I’ve never done any plumbing at all, so don’t have any plumbing qualifications etc... this worries me as I’ve seen gas engineers saying they’ve opted to go down the plumbers route for applying as it’s easier? i’ve been reading a lot of other people’s posts about the difficulties of applying and the steps which you need to go through to finally land in Oz successfully. I want to move over in the next 3 years with my partner and young son, somewhere in NSW. I’m aware of the points system, that there is tests to be taken, evidence of work to be given. I just don’t know where to start, any help would be appreciated. cheers Brian
  3. Hi guys, we are starting a new application and was wondering if anyone has a checklist of everything required to submit an EOI? so far I've got - Medicals, Vetassess - I also need to complete a level 2 in first aid for this. (Have a few more questions on this but will read/talk with Vetassess) Police checks - I guess you just contact the local station to request them? IELTS - I think I need to score superior for the points required (would like to hear anyone else's experience) Anyone else going through this or have recently? Thanks
  4. Hi All , we are looking to employ a central heating installation plumber , full time in Melbourne. This is a full time job with work van included must have experience installing hydronic heating . Sorry we are not looking to sponsor anyone , you must be able to work in Australia . We are a well established company based in melbourne and work on varying projects through melbourne and Victoria . Please message me if you would like to know more .
  5. Melmur13

    2nd year WHV

    Hey everyone, Just looking for any advice ...... I'm still as clueless as my first post in 2014! some things never change My partner and I have been granted our 2nd year working holiday visas. My partner is currently waiting for a date to complete his Vetassess skills assessment within the next month as he is a plumber and gas engineer and looking to do that type of work once we have arrived in Oz and completed appropriate tests/training. As much as my partner would love to just book a flight and arrive, I would much rather a plan! So looking for advice on renting and what to do when we arrive as we do not know anyone, would it be best to book a hotel and look at properties? What is the job opportunities like for his profession within WA and also Brisbane? any advice regarding the GAP training for his trade on arrival in Oz? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks Melissa
  6. Hi, i'm currently looking for maintenance plumbers, electricians and especially carpenters in metro Adelaide for on going work. Please contact me for more information Mike
  7. Jack123

    Moving to OZ as a Plumber

    What are the requirement for plumbers to move to Australia? It say's you must have the required skills/qualifications' but it doesn't say what they are. Any information is appreciated
  8. Hello I am a 24 year old man from Norway. Im am currently on a Working holiday Visa and have been doing some window washing jobs for 10 months now. So my Working holiday runs out by the End of the year. I met my new zealand girlfriend here in sydney 6 months ago, and I would like to stay for another 6-7 months I am a Licensed Plumber but I don´t really wanna keep working as a plumber.. I have however gotten an offer for another window washing job. so Im wondering if anyone have any advice on what to do or what Visa to look for? someone told me I should get the skilled Visa, couse it puts you on a ¨bridge visa¨ and you can stay in Australia and work while you wait for your Visa to process. idk if this is true? but I know that the skilled visa is about $3500.
  9. Hi Im moving to Melbourne in the next few weeks and may even have a job interview sorted for when I get there with a company called ALCOIL but I could really do with some advice on how hard it is to acquire my ROOF plumbing licence. I've been sheeting for 9 years here in the UK and I presume it is very similar type of work in Australia but could really do with a chat with any UK SHEETERS that have made the move and got there ROOF plumbing licence. Just some basic questions on what they look for and how hard it is to get licenced as a ROOF plumber in Oz. Il be forever grateful for any advice, please message me if you fit the bill. thanks Mark:wacko:
  10. Floor & Wall Tiler $30 per hour ($1,200 per week) Melbourne based Immediate Start About the Victorian Bathroom Company A small family run business with an excellent reputation are seeking the services of an experienced floor and wall tiler in a sub-contract role. Having already built an outstanding name in the bathroom renovation industry, the Victorian Bathroom Company's tiler will maintain this through a high standard of workmanship, quality tiling and attention to detail. About the role: Reporting directly to the Business Owner, the successful candidates duties will include but not be limited to: • Floor Tiling • Wall Tiling • Preparation of both wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces • Waterproofing • Correct use of tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes • Removal and disposal of floor and wall tiles • Ripping out of existing bathroom suites This is a long-term ongoing opportunity for the right individual. Please do not apply if you are only looking for short-term work. Hours of work: Dependant on job and paid per job (upon completion) Role requirements; Skills & experience: • Minimum 4-5 years floor and wall tiling or AQF Certificate IV • Own ABN • Own vehicle (full clean driving license) and tools • Attention to detail / high standard of workmanship • Reliable - excellent time keeping skills • Can follow direction and instruction • Fluent in English, both spoken and written • Tidy • Courteous especially when liaising with customers If this sounds like you, then please reply with a copy of your CV to Jamie@victorianbathroomcompany.com.au. Thank you.
  11. Hi, I'm wandering if anyone could help please. I am a fully qualified plumber with 10 years of working in this trade. I haven't yet done the vet assess or done anything with a visa as yet as trying to look into it as much as i can about how easy it is or a struggle to find plumbing work in Australia. I would be relocating with my partner and daughter and would like a job is possible before coming over! I don't know whether to email out my CV to loads of employers or will mine just get ignored as I am in the UK? Any thoughts would be great. Thanks Craig and Jenna
  12. Hi I am a fully qualified plumber in the uk but since arriving here in Queensland have been told that I am not and have to do a load of courses that will cost me a fortune and have been directed to skillstec who seem to tell you one thing and then either ignore you or tell you something completely different the next time you speak to them:arghh: I now have a Qld provisional licence and are looking for work on the sunshine coast has anyone got info as I am going mad trying to find a company to take me on and I need to start working in order to stay here. Cheers
  13. Hi all just wondered if anyone has applied for or has a similar job as this, and would the industrial roofing/cladding be near enough to the roof plumber on the 60 point list ?i have 8 years experience in steel erecting and cladding,also an nvq lvl 2 in cladding/industrial roofing,does anybody know if my qualification is good enough for this job title? just wanted to learn a bit more before taking any steps,any help would really be appreciated,it is my dream to work and live in australia with my family thanks in advance guys,regards chris
  14. Hi I'm a plumber planning to move to Perth with my family, wife and two daughters aged 9 and 12. We are going to be in Perth from the 24th march next year 2012 and hope to be able to get a feel for things while there. I have two and a half weeks in Perth and would love to speak to a few companies who maybe interested in employing me. Anyone have any advice??? thanks
  15. Guest

    Mad Plumber

    It that time again peeps to get banned, yes the Mad Plumber has returned, shows how easy it is to get back on here, oh well time to get banned yet again by the spineless admin...bollox:tongue:
  16. Hello, I'm currently a self employed plumber living in Cheltenham, England. I'm in the process of applying for a skilled visa and would be very grateful for any advice that people may have. I spent a yr in Oz on a working holiday visa and loved it so much I want to go back. Stu
  17. Does anyone know of any companies that you can contact to help you find work BEFORE you leave the UK? We used a company in Canada that did this for you, and they charged the company, not you, for the service. They basically found a company that were hiring, set up a video conference and interview, checked all OH's documents and certificates and got him a a job to start a week after he landed. If we could do this before we went it would take so much stress off him as he is terrified of going all the way to Oz and not finding suitable employment. He is a Plumber so you would think it would be easy :no: I apply to 10-20 companies a day and they all say no thank you, but please contact us upon your arrival :goofy: So if anyone has any contacts id be very grateful :yes::confused: Thanks Mandi xx
  18. hey guys i was working on a working holiday visa as a plumber when i was in perth. i got my plumbing licence and all but my sponsorship fell through. i am now back in the uk and was wondering if i need to go through vettasess for perminent migration even though i have my wa plumbers licence. any help would be great. cheers
  19. Hi all trying to gain a 457 employer sponsorship as a plumber pipefitter. My CV is loaded with experience but as yet finding it really hard to get a sponsor. Can any one advise on the best way to gain an employers trust. Or does any one know a good employment agent as I am trying for the mining industry Perth location. Thanks
  20. Tea4two

    Gasfitter or Plumber?

    I have seen a few threads on this but nothing conclusive and I am now sending emails here there and everywhere to try and get a definite. Basically we sent off for our skills assessment for Plumbing a few weeks ago but the money hasn't been taken from our card yet. We have since been looking at whether he can apply as a Gasfitter instead as there is no practical skills test and the costs are so much less! Some are saying you need to have 4 years training - my OH did a 4 year apprenticeship in Plumbing which has gas components within it and therefore he received a separate gas fitter cert from BTEC when he qualified enabling him to do gas work. He then did a refresher course when this expired to enable him to continue to do gas work and sign it off. Does anyone know for sure whether he would be able to apply? We really need to find out before the cost of the other skills assessment is taken Any help much appreciated xx
  21. Hi Guy's, If you are reading this the chances are, you have either done the practical or waiting to go and do it. Got some questions if you can help: Do you have to wear overalls? Do you take all tools on the list given? If you are going to London on the 22nd so am i, See you there!! Can you share information that may help me. Should i be concerned about welding Getting anxious now as the days draw closer for my practical, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. For you guy's who have done the practical, hope you all pass!!!! Cheers Andy
  22. Guest

    wa plumber bound for nz

    hello everyone, ive been working as a plumber on a whv for 2 years in western australia and i have my wa plumbers licence. im thinkin of going to nz next and was wondering if my wa licence will work there. if so what will i have to do to get it changed over. any help would be great. cheers.
  23. Hi I am a gas engineer/fitter here in the Uk at the moment with my partner, and soon to be 2 kids (1 on the way). I've been looking at emigrating to oz, but when looking at the trade set site it will only let me go as a plumber, i am more of a gas engineer/fitter which is on the wanted list. So i do not have some of the skills a plumber may have. Do i need to apply as a plumber as on the trade set site, or as a gas engineer/fitter? And if i need to apply as a plumber then how would that work as i'm not really a plumber. Some of the skills it asks for on the trade set site i do not have, does this matter as i'm a gas engineer/fitter? I'm a bit confused over this? Can anyone explain please? I've tried emailing TRA but they just direct me back to the site? Also if i was to get a sponsored job before i go over, would i still need to do the TRA etc etc. Thanks
  24. Leyteris77

    Plumber skill assessment from Greece

    Hallo there, I am asking for a friend of mine who is plumber here in greece and he wants to migrate to Australia. As I found from both Vetassess and TRA web sites the only way to have an ofshore skill assessment is if you are from a list o a specific countries (Greece is not included of course). In this case what should he do? How can he apply for a visa without getting a skill assessment? Thank you!!!
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