Admin/Moderators can you please make this a sticky?
There seems to be lots of plumbers moving or trying to come out to Adelaide,
That dont know about things this end!
If you are coming this is something you need to know!
The goal posts do get moved from time to time but this is how things are as of 11/04/11.
There are FIVE courses you have to do!
One is 6 days... one is 16 one days... one is a full week.... another is one week... you get the idea?
One is for Gas, one is for drainage, one is for hot and cold water, one is for sanitary and fire sprinklers. (and you have to now do a first aid course).
The courses cost you about $650 each but you can (might) get some of the money back if you can get a CITB card and are registered at Skills recognition in the city.
This will allow you to work for someone else!
This DOES NOT give you a level 3 certificate (at the moment but maybe soon).
Level 3 is what you get at the end of your apprenticeship here in OZ.
You can get work and be working while doing this but might not be on the money you expect, you will be classed as an apprentice!
There is now something called RPL (recognised prior learning).
They look at what you have done in the past and fast track you through some of the training.
This is not as easy as it sounds there seems to be lots of UK stuff that does not count towards this.
I think it's about time I got all these details down properly and put it up as a sticky.
Lots of plumbers like myself know nothing about this till they arrive!
I was told I would have to do a course but I have been here 18 months now and am still doing them.
Please feel free to ask any more questions.