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Matte - I am a AV Engineer based in the UK. 

As the Electronics trade worker category covers a range of job descriptions its hard to tell what they actually want. 

Are able to tell me what kind of work you did before moving? Have you continued on the same career path? 

thanks 

 

Tom 

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1 hour ago, Tom.s said:

Matte - I am a AV Engineer based in the UK. 

As the Electronics trade worker category covers a range of job descriptions its hard to tell what they actually want. 

Are able to tell me what kind of work you did before moving? Have you continued on the same career path? 

thanks 

 

Tom 

Hey Tom,

I was working in the AV field when I applied and still am now. I specialise in mainly the visual side of things so I was working with large LED screens, projector blends, content switch etc.

I remember the occupation being grouped with commercial fire alarm systems which is really odd as no one who specialises in AV tends to work with fire alarm systems and anyone that works with fire alarm systems doesn’t really tend to specialise in AV. However the aussies love a qualification for anything so some of the hoops you have to jump through can be quite tedious. I’m in QLD where technically it’s still illegal to wire a plug unless you have a Restricted Electrical Work License. I learnt about how to wire a plug and electrical safety in Physics at school. I studied it further at University when I completed an BSc. in Audio Technology. I have over 15 years of work experience working in the field but according to the QLD government I still need to go back to college to learn how to wire a plug (legally). It’s a bit of a joke to be honest but that’s the trade off for living somewhere as nice as we do. Some of the other states aren’t as harsh as they all make their own rules with things like that.

When I sat my technical interview I just went into it with an open mind. Don’t think just because you don’t have experience in that sector that you can’t answer the questions. At the end of the day a fire alarm will have a sensor that talks to main control unit. It’s likely to do that via some sort of communication cable like RS232 or probably more commmon in this day by CAT-5 cable. I think the fire alarm questions totalled to 2 out of about 30 questions. The assessors were very good at guiding me to the right answer even if it wasn’t the first thing I replied with.

I haven’t kept up-to-date with what’s now the required points level for an invite. I was sitting at 70 points when I did mine only after completing the IELTS exam for some additional points. I’m a native English speaker and it’s the only language I’ve ever spoken so I sat the test purely for points purposes only.

Employment wise there’s plenty of work to be had around the major cities in the AV field. I worked as a full time employee for a couple of years and have now set up on my own being self employed. I regularly contract to about 5 companies, some local some national, and between them all they keep me fairly busy.

 

Edited by matte

6/2/2012 VETASSESS application | 15/5/2012 VETASSESS results | 23/7/2012 IELTS R:8, W:8.5, L:8.5 S:8.5 | 24/7/2012 EOI for 189 (70 points) lodged | 1/9/2012 Invited and visa applied for | 11/9/2012 Medicals | 14/9/2012 CO allocated | 3/10/2012 Medicals referred | 10/12/2012 Visa granted | 4/8/2014 Moved to Australia!

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Thanks Matte for replying so quickly. 

I work in Live event production which ranges from Corperate events, music , festivals and television.  I also do widescreen projection use large multiscreen video systems / vision mix etc..

I got off the phone with a migrant agent that listed everything that I could be tested on by VETASSES and its kind of put me off going down this route.  Did you work in events ?> if so did vet assess understand the industry. 

thanks again for taking your time to reply. 

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Hi I’m newly for this forum. Could I know anyone is there , who did the 342313 skill assessment recently? My paper Qualification is mentioned as TV Radio and Allied equipment repairer, award National Vocational Qualification IV and previous completed National Certificate of  engineering craft practice in electronics, two years full time. My current occupation is electronics technician in Air Force since 2009. Can I apply for 342313 ?          Regards 

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On 23/09/2012 at 21:58, matte said:

Hi Don,

 

I undertook the skills assessment for the 342313 earlier this year with VETASSESS. I work as an AV engineer so it's a pretty broad category. I'm originaly from UK but living and working in the UAE at the moment and sat the assessment here. What would you like to know?

 

Matt

Hi Matt, 

any chance I could have a chat with you. I am in oz too not far from GC. 

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Hi guys,

  I know this is an old post and a lot of what comes up in the exam has been covered by earlier posts, but I was just wondering if anyone has taken the skills assessment interview more recently and could shed some light on what might come up?

I am a fire alarm engineer, also work with intruder alarms and do some CCTV and door access work.  I was wondering if someone could tell me How much of the technical interview would relate to this area?  And were you able to cover all areas of the ANZCO codes in your CV and references?

To be honest if something is faulty we generally just replace the unit as it is generally more cost effective than testing and replacing transistors/capacitors etc.

If anyone with a similar background to mine has had a successful outcome I would be very grateful if they could share some of their experience of the assessment.  And also what the employment situation is like in Australia for alarms engineers.

 

Many Thanks

 

Paul

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