Hi Tracy, I have been looking at painting work ads for a while and few have wages stated, the SA Health have had a job advertised for a long time at $40000 a year, about $750 a week, on the website www.adelaidebound.com you can find out many work related stuff, average wages in Australia for painters is $800, most building trades even plumbers and sparks don't go above $950, this is for employed postions. I think most of us will have to take a job until we can get licences and earn decent money, as I understand things this could take some time, references from licenced painters, from private individuals you have worked for, looking at work you have completed checking qualifcations/experience and mabe interview. I'm thinking I may do a year for my visa requirments while looking for other work/business options although im lucky to have a wife who earns more than me.
Originally Posted by tracynsteve
hi simon,thanks for that.wages seem really low as oh is the main bread winner,as we have 4 kids but i will also do a few hours as i do here.should be able to get morgage on $750-$800 per week through not as much.(thats with me working too).all well,think of the lifestyle!!!tracy.