lot to absorb there TRIMIX, i'm applying for electrician (special calss) with the TRA, did you have to get 2 certified copies of your exams?Yes because you will need the second lot later(you can do this by having one lot certified and then photocopy it).
If you send off 2 batches of documents? can I go directly to the TAFE course, if you are thinking of doing an apprenticeship you will definately need employer sponsorship.
If you are talking about doing the wiring rules you can just jump on a course but 18 weeks part time is a long time at TAFE. This will only give you the wiring rules part.
Check up about special class are they allowed to certify jobs and connect to the mains!
As I understand things from the OCBA the only trade allowed to get the A class cert is the electrical mechanic route, a electrical fitter and other trades get a B class therefore you will need a A class electrician to certify your work to connect it to the mains.
Sounds quite confusing, or best just to do the trades course. got to be on the ball then, did it mean you had to apply twice to the TRA? Yes once for your visa and once when yo actually arrive in Australia but the second time is free as you already paid this fee on your first application, if you fail this you pay again, or do not get into the trade.
What are you calling a special class what is your background, if from that route you are talking about a instrument tech there are jobs out there and there is a mine in Strathalbyn looking for instrument techs.
To give you some idea this is my qualifications list for the following two electrical trades I have certs for.
C&G 236 parts 1,2,C Electrical installations, C&G 224 parts 1,2,C electronic servicing,236 electronic installations module, C&G 200 electrical engineering, BTEC ONC and HNC in electrical and electronic engineering. I studied down the EITB route for my apprenticeship.
I am classed as an electrical mechanic and a electrical fitter, I also have a B class in refrigeration.
The point I am making documentation and evidence is a major thing over here and badge collecting is well respected on your CV.
Any more I will gladly answer your questions.
What are the wages like for electricians once over in Adelaide and working, enough to keep a family on? Are there any opportunities for self-employed electricians?
What are the wages like for electricians? Is it enough to keep a family on? Are there any opportunities for self-employed electricians? Thanks
Wages are between 21 dollars just come out your time to around $32 fully skilled most are paying around $28 $29 per hour casual is around $30 per hour and some companies also pay a fuel allowance if you do not have a van.
Originally Posted by Melissa Smyth
Self employed as a direct subby to a company around $40 per hour but very cut throat, a traditional self employed person find you own work same as the UK someone always willing to do it for cash and will undecut yo. But between $45 to $95 per hour depending on your line of work and technical skills.
House bashing comes in around $45 per hour or sy $100 dollars per socket if you do it yourself, new builds to sub to a local builder ie TF for Fairmont or someone $5 per point materials supplied
Yes you can support a family my wife is a full time student and we have three girls under 11 years at state school.
Originally Posted by TRIMIX
Thanks for reply at least we know we could survive on one wage. Did you emigrate from UK to Adelaide? How do you find the heat in Adelaide, unbearable sometimes but ok rest of time, or unbearable a LOT of the time?! We are looking into emigrating but can't decide between Oz, New Zealand or Canada!!! I know some police officers who emigrated to Adelaide and love it which is why we're looking at Adelaide and heard house prices reasonable although rising fast.
The wages are good and conditions normally good, the heat is not too bad as long as you dont have to go in a roof in 40 deg, the wiring is not like the UK no ring mains but you can drop cables in cavities so you dont have to chase bloody walls. The AS 3000 has been replaced with a the AS/NZ3000-2007 (2007 edition) according to our governing body OTR a SA Goverment Dept the new rule book is based on the UK and european Regs so sitting the exam may not be too hard, An unrestricted B Class licence will let you do eveything an A Class can but not look after an apprentice, the hard part is getting someone to give you a job with a B Class. As far as being self employed you have to satify OCBA that you have the capabilities to run a business including capitilal behind you in case some thing goes wrong. If you work without a licence there is a maximum fine of $250000 if you get caught.