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  1. Good day ALL, 25M, SEA region, Bsc Degree holder in shipping. Aspiring to migrate to Oz (WA) in the near future. Wondering if any migrant has taken the route of trade courses to get their PR ? Or any aspiring migrants here looking to take this route? Mechanic, Painter, Brick laying, Chef etc Feel free to drop a comment/PM and we can link up.
  2. Hi all Any help/advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated as I keep going around in circles trying to find the answer to the following: When an applicant passes the practical assessment with Vetassess and they receive an AQF certificate III (based on 3 years skilled work experience as Capenter and Joiner), can this then be used to claim 10 points under the educational qualifications, where it states 'You have completed a trade qualification for award by an Australian educational institution.' or 'You have attained a qualification or award recognised by the relevant assessing authority in determining your skills for your nominated occupation.'? Unfortunately, I have received conflicting information. An agent we have asked says these points can be claimed, but I believe we would have to input start and end dates of study which we would not have as the qualification was obtained through skills assessment. Any ideas? Thanks for your time. Sara
  3. Hi Im a locksmith and am planning to move to Australia, I dont need a visa to get in as Im an Australian who was removed from there at the age of 10, and lived in the UK ever since. (When I was young none of the UK kids believed I was an Aussie, and last time I went to Aus they didn't believe I was an Aussie) Anyway Im 52 and wanted to know how I go about getting certification in my line of work and my wife is worried about me taking my haul of tools over there as they are illegal in most states unless your registered. Anyone know how I go about this? I wont have a problem getting in as I am getting my first Australian passport. Thanks in advance for any help or advice.

    Popular trades in QLD?

    hi, I'm moving to hopefully Cairns in September if not will be in rural qld where-ever the wife can get a job, but I'd like to do a short training course in a popular trade in rural qld, but I have no idea what trades are popular or in need, if any can suggest something that'd be great. I currently work in IT.
  5. Hi, my names Arron, 27. Moving to Melbourne at the end of October with my partner and our dog on a de-facto partner visa so luckily don't need to worry about work visas as such. I've worked for British Gas for the past 9 years as a gas engineer- servicing and repairs. Just hoping for a little advice/guidance from someone who has already been through the process of getting skills assessed and finding gas work in Australia. How was it/ what are the differences/ any tips please?! Thank you
  6. 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
  7. loubeelivvylou

    Metal Fabricator Jobs?!

    Hi, we finally got our visa granted last week and had previously provisionally booked a holiday rental in Quinns Rocks, (Perth Northern Suburbs), we'd researched the area a little and found that it was close to a couple of local harbours so assumed there would be a few welding and fabrication workshops in and around the area. My husband is primarily a fabricator/welder but really enjoys working with stainless steel and making decorative items ie boat rails, balcony railings etc. he has worked in a naval shipyard in the uk for the last 7 years and wants to get back into Stainless. After speaking to the lady who owns the rental in Quinns she told us she doesn't think there are many fabrication workshops in or around the northern suburbs! This is what we feared because we had been trying to find places online without any luck! It seems the main places for metal tradesmen are around the Bibra lake area?! Can anyone shed any light on this and maybe give us a nice place around there to start our search for accommodation again?! Maybe around Rockingham?! We are moving over April/May 2014 thanks louise x
  8. Can any one help !!! i am a fully time served maintenance electrician ( jib grade )hoping to go to WA . but i am a bit stuck as to who to apply for my trade recognition before my visa application. i have looked at the list of trades on workplace.gov.au eg general electrician 4311-11 and believe i can apply to either TRA or VETASSESS but don't know the advantages or disadvantages either way. or electrician ( special class ) 4311-11 and i will have to apply to the TRA and not vetassess. can some one tell me what type of electrician a will be in oz or where i can find out for myself and is there any advantage to vetassess or TRA. :wacko: THANKS CRAIG craig ( 33) louise (32) spencer (3) hayden (2)
  9. Mechanical Fitter - Perth Northern Suburbs Our Client based in Malaga has a vacancy within its Machine Assembly area for a Tradesperson dedicated to quality work. Through their latest range of CNC routers they are redefining the role of CNC routing for businesses. Their machines are used in Sign Making, Cabinet Making, General Woodworking, Plastic/Sheet Metal Fabrication, Boat Building, Set/Prop Making & Packaging. You will be assembling CNC routers developed and manufactured in Australia, that lead the local market and compete in the CNC market overseas. They are looking for a person who can join a small team, is self-motivated, and is keen to use their skills to add value to its processes. In turn they will support your ongoing development as a Tradesperson. Please find a comprehensive list of your primary responsibilities: On a daily basis Machine Assembly Assemble within all specifications using the drawings supplied Within the boundaries of your own skill set, build components on machines As required, submit requests for modifications required Machine Testing As directed by the supervisor run the required tests to ensure the machine is running to specification. Documentation Mark drawings to show design changes needed to make parts fit, lengths of cable, etc Quality Complete all paper work and ensure that all information is recorded as the assembly proceeds Any input on how to improve our current system is to be discussed with the Production Manager. Attention to detail, tightening bolts, repairing chips to powder coated finish of components etc. are very important to the assembly of a quality product Continuous Improvement - Monitor and Improve Systems and Methods to achieve optimum efficiencies and product quality Workshop Tools ensure that all tools are maintained, are in good working order and stored in the appropriate storage when not in use. Any defects should be reported Mobile Storage Racks Maintaining the stock levels of the rack in your allocated area at the recommended minimum levels in accordance with the reordering procedure Cleaning & Housekeeping Work areas should be kept safe, clean and organised on a daily basis. Maintain good workshop practices Occupational Health and Safety Where possible, to ensure hazards are eliminated or reported to the production manager Use correct methods of lifting. Abide by our OH&S requirements around PPE operation of mobile plant and operation of powered tools and machinery in a safe manner Special Requirements As a member of a small team, you may be required to “play out of position” when your regular jobs and duties are achieved Basic welding skills and the ability to cut metal to specified lengths per drawings provided would be beneficial Train to operate special purpose CNC vertical milling machine Train to commission manufactured CNC router To continually strive to improve your areas of responsibility To work as a team member, encouraging and cooperating with other team members To be successful in this position you will have: A Trade qualification or a recognised qualification gained overseas Fork lift ticket Be prepared to undergo a Drug & Alcohol screen Eye for detail Experience in reading drawings Comfortable with preparing and completing documenting associated with equipment testing Results Orientated Customer Focus Teamwork Problem solving skills Planning & Organisation skills Communication skills Be able to work independently This job would suit a dedicated person living in the northern suburbs looking to join a small team located in Malaga. The positions salary is negotiable up to $60k +super. If you are interested in the above opportunity please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the information provided. For more information phone Michael Rosario on 0418 926 090
  10. Does anyone know what the VETASSESS Trade test for an overhead linesman consists of ? I've been off my tools for a while and want to go back to linework. Thanks
  11. This business is for sale as a walk in/walk out going concern. The new owners need not know the industry to successfully take over. However a tiler, plumber, builder, electrician or renovator as owner could take the supply and install bathroom renovation component in hand and develop this aspect. There is a very strong interest in a complete supply and install service from customers. Direct Tiles in Joondalup has a large catchment area, which extends from Yanchep in the north down the coastal corridor to Scarborough in the south and as far east as Ellenbrook. The business is ideally situated on the busiest side of the Winton Rd business precinct adjacent to Joondalup Drive with spectacular visibility and excellent signage clearly visible from five roads. It is also in close proximity to the South African shop, which generates high volume traffic from a strong renovating market sector. The business premises of 250m2 are on 5x5x5 year lease. Monthly rental of only $4800 including outgoings. The asking price includes plant and equipment, fixtures and fittings, stock. Two 2010 Holden Colorado Utilities Diesel 4x4 low kms in excellent condition with full canopies and sign written are available for sale with the business although not necessary. [h=5]General Information[/h]Years established: 1998 Employees: 2 Owners Trading Hours:Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5.30 Saturday 9.30 to 2.30 Sunday trading allowed [h=5]Other Information[/h]Selling Assets: Plant and equipment, displays, fittings, office equipment and systems with or without vehicles. Real Estate: 1998 Competition: Only one other store within 10km radius offers similar combinations of products and service. Three tile shops within 10km radius offering tiles only Expansion: There is a huge demand for new and existing housing with reportedly 5000 new arrivals to Perth weekly and already serious shortage of housing both owner occupier and rental. Ideally located to service the rapidly expanding coastal corridor. Support Traning: Owners will provide two months training or less as required. Reason Selling: Health issues of owner have prompted move to country locale and presently commuting weekly -keen to sell. Lease Terms: The business premises of 250m2 are on 5x5x5 year lease. Monthly rental of only $4800 including outgoings.
  12. are they trustwurthy has any body had dealings with them .
  13. Hi Guys, So I have some questions that i'm going to keep in the one post if that's ok. If anyone can shed any light for me I would be hugely appreciative! So i'm a 26 year old carpenter from the UK. I've been to Oz on a WHV and came back to this "country" 6 months ago. I am now desperate to go back. I have no paper qualification- time served. I have a Grandfather in Perth that will sponsor me on a 475. On the current points system I have 30 for my age, 10 for my IELTS (8.0), 10 for my grandad sponsoring me, 5 for working year in Oz 5 for working 3 or more years in UK So 60 points at the moment. Now the questions: On my IELTS I received a score of 8.0-(7.5,7.0,8.5,8.5), Does this definitely mean I will only get classed as a level 7 having not cleared 8 in all 4 areas? If so then I will re-take and providing I pass this will give me my 70 points. Just rather not do it again! Alternatively (and I may still do this regardless) there is a very short course for time-served tradies such as myself that I could complete- It is an NVQ- would this be recognised as a trade qualification for 10 points? I need to have my skills assessed by I believe the TRA? Does anyone know who does this in the UK (I am based in London-although will obviously travel anywhere), how much this generally costs and potentially most important- how long this takes in terms of booking it now and completing? Where all the applications are changing on July 1st I really need to book a test in between now and then- does anyone know what the wait time is on this kind of thing? Would I be able to start the visa process without this in place first- providing it will be completed shortly after application? Are points given if you complete this assessment? How difficult is this course? If they chuck up something i've not done loads of how harsh will they be? Do I get a chance to re-take? I have my girlfriend that I would like to place on the visa also- does this cost extra? She is French, has an IELTS of 7.5 and we have been together for long enough and can get the evidence to prove etc. How difficult a process is it to add her? If she did not qualify for any reason would it affect my visa application? Or would they just minus hers off? One other option that I would like to know about is State sponsorship. I know it make no difference in terms of points but is this easier in any way to get? Do they have to place you in their own specified area? For instance WA has itself completely as a designated area but if I go state sponsorship with them will they still allow me to choose where to go within WA? Help on any of the above would be greatly appreciated as I really don't want to go into this EOI thing they're doing now! Many thanks. Terry
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    Trade Recognation in Flooring

    Hi, My husband is looking to get TRA in flooring. He is currently employed by this company but wanting to start his own business. Is there any one out there with some information how to apply for this ?? or where to go in this matter ?? Any Info will be accepted greatfuly. Many Thanks in advance Hattie
  15. Guest

    Building Trade in Perth

    G'Day to all the tradies working in Perth especially you tilers. Was hoping to get some feedback on the amount of work out there at the moment. Thinking of returning. Was out there 2 yrs ago and unfortunately returned to the UK early last year. When I was there , I found work no problem. I've managed to speak to a couple of tilers I worked with and they both said work has slowed down a bit and prices have dropped. Just wanted to see if anyone else agrees with this and also is there talk of it picking up again in the near future. If we do come out, it will be around this time next year. May be by then things would've picked up, do you agree. TJ --- I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=51.524065,-0.110547
  16. i have just been granted a trade test at last as an electrical fitter to obtain a artc here in qld has any one done this trade test ,any info would be very appreciated ta, mark
  17. Hey Guys I have just arrived in Perth WA and have applied to have my City & Guilds qualification transfered and because I am doing it in Australia I have to apply through the TRA as apposed to applying before hand in the UK and applying through VetAssses. The TRA have requested that I do a Trade test at Neca, college of electrical training. So here are the big questions: Has anyone done this trade test recently and what can I expect? Can you chose the specific tasks in the the different sections of the practicle or are you told which tasks you are required to do? I am worried about the theory and practicle with regard to Single phase and Three phase motors: 1 phase - Universal Motor? 1 phase - Capacitor Start - induction Run Induction Motor? 3 phase - Direct on Line? 3 phase - Star Delta? If any one has any advise or wouldn't mind a chat about the trade test please get in touch! Thanks guys, I'll let you know how it goes, I write on the 13 December 2010. For those of you who are in same boat I will let you know what is coming!
  18. I have been self employed for 16 years as a painter. I am excellent at my trade, but I dont have any papers. I understand that I need to prove myself to get a visa. I think the 475 skilled migrant visa is the one for my needs, as its very tough to get sponsored by a company from here for the 457 sponsorship visa. I think that I should be able to accumulate the points necessary with state sponsorship, though I am not sure of the exact procedure for my case. If anybody is going through, or has gone through this process, I would love to hear how they are getting on, or I am open to correctiion if anything here is incorrect.... I think the process I need to go through is as follows 1. Apply for trade assessment. Is this necessary for an uncertified painter to get a 475 visa, as I can prove that I have been in the business for years? What type of assessment is it? Who does the correct assessments? How much do they cost? 2. Apply for State sponsorship. How long does this take? 3. Send application for visa and await approval. How long should visa approval take? I want to make the application myself, as I just dont have the cash to take on a visa specialist company, but as I go through the process, I will let you know how things are going. I will be delighted to benefit from your experiences, and share mine with you all! Mark.
  19. Guest

    AQF 111 trade train ?

    hi, i,m looking for a bit of advice/ information..... does anyone know about a company trade train ? we were just looking into the AQF 111 for chefs and apparently you would only require 4 not 5 years exp to make yourself eligible for the tra assessment, many thanks in advance if you could shed any light on costs and how it all works karen
  20. TRADE Minister Craig Emerson has reignited the Big Australia debate by insisting Australia must boost immigration levels to fully exploit its potential in the "Asian century". In a move that puts him at odds with Julia Gillard's 2010 election campaign call for "a sustainable Australia, not a big Australia", Dr Emerson has warned that labour and skills shortages threaten to restrict the nation's capacity to lift exports and must be met with higher immigration levels. The minister's warning came yesterday in an economic position paper designed to spark public debate about the need for what Dr Emerson describes as a "third phase" of economic reform to boost national productivity. Central to his proposal is advocacy for increased permanent and temporary immigration directed to areas where it is needed -- including mining states and rural and regional areas that he believes have the potential to boost food production to serve growing Asian markets. His 17-page paper endorses key aspects of Labor's economic policies since it took office in 2007: particularly the carbon tax and higher spending on education and infrastructure. But he argues: "Australia's sparkling future in the Asian century will require higher levels of temporary and permanent immigration as shortages of skills and general labour choke off the country's capacity to expand in exports and domestic economy. If Australia's 2020 vision is to be realised, a rational debate about immigration levels will need to occur." Early last year, the government's third intergenerational report noted that under existing immigration and population growth levels the nation's population would hit 35 million by 2050. Then prime minister Kevin Rudd called for a debate about "a big Australia" but Ms Gillard, after ousting Mr Rudd last June, stressed that her focus was on sustainable population growth, with migrants directed to communities with labour shortages. Dr Emerson told The Weekend Australian yesterday he was not disputing Ms Gillard's policy principles, noting she had never argued for an immigration intake below the historic average of 180,000 people a year and that in the 2011-12 budget the government had announced a 16,000 increase on the previous year's intake of 180,000, directed to the regions.
  21. According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia's trade surplus surged in August as exports of coal and other minerals increased despite concerns of a global slowdown. Shipments from Australia grew 8% from the previous month, while imports rose 3%, the ABS said. That resulted in a trade surplus of 3.1bn Australian dollars ($2.9bn; £1.9bn), the second-largest on record. The data comes amid concerns that fears of a slowdown may hurt demand for Australia's mineral exports. "Export volumes are really kicking along and that will be a big fillip for the economy in the quarter," said Brian Redican of Macquarie. Analysts said the fact that a huge amount of Australia's mineral shipments head to Asian economies has been a big factor in ensuring that its export sector sustains its momentum, despite global slowdown concerns. They said that as economies like India and China see more people move from rural to urban centres, the demand for minerals will continue to rise. "Both these countries have more than 1 billion people, and that is a big factor", said David Lennox of Fat Prophets As these countries undergo rapid urbanisation, they will also need to boost their power generation capacity in order to meet the increased demand for electricity. "That process is not dependent on what happens in the US or European economies," Mr Lennox said. He added that given these factors, exports of Australian minerals to the region will continue to grow.
  22. im thinking of doing a BTEC advanced diploma course in refrigiration, heating and air conditioning from home ( a course from home with ICS), will that qualification get me the skilled trade visa that i want???? please can some one help??!!!! any comments advice will be much appreciated.
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    trade cert

    Hi all can someone please tell me if it is possible to get a sposored 457 visa without a trade cert but with 35 years exp and great references thank you
  24. Guest

    Motor trade painter

    Hi all, I'm new to the site and been thinking about looking at jobs over in OZ... I have been in the motor trade for 10yrs+ preparing, painting using both water born and solvent based paints.... What is the best way to look @ possible vacancies within the motor trade over in Australia? Many thanks in advance Dan
  25. Hi Everyone. I am hoping to move to oz with my wife and two kids on a skilled visa as i am 41 and been runnning my own painting and decorating business for 20 years. Hope someone can help me , I have been dealing with easy migrate in Perth, Trying to get my trade assest for the past year. First the trade assesment said i diidnt have the proper certificate, so went and got my nvq painting and decorating now the goverment in oz says it is not the correct thing, I dont know what else to do . Can anyone one suggest where to go next. :arghh: