Just to let all electricians getting there A class this way. I am now in Adelaide, after completeing the course work book in the UK, ( just have an understanding for the MAX demand and volt drop).
Get to OZ book youself in for the exam / revision day (2 days). start the exam its open book 1 word answers and very easy 80% on each of the 5 sections needed to pass. ssshhh!!! Nobody fails !!!
take your certificate along with your ARTC cert to consumer affairs in the CBD along with $360 dallars and they will give you a licence.
As for the White card this is required for building sites not domestic work, again 1 day talk to and you have a health and saftey understanding and another card for you wallet.
It really is that easy!!!
So in short, fill in the work book have an little understanding than take it easy. get over here and don't wory, I have managed to get a job within the 1st 2 weeks of being here (I wasn't really ready to start that quick but the money sure helps).