hi my name is david we moved to adelaide 9 months ago, we chose sa because it has the four seasons, average summer temps 32-38 degrees, 2 weeks of 38-44 degrees , but in autumn around 18-21. we live in the hills average house prices here around 500.000.
other areas glenelg , unly, burnside , glen osmond , myrtle bank, easturn suburbs generally nicer.
i hope this helps
my names lee and i moved out to adelaide in january with my fiancee im an electrician too. i dont wether you know this but you have to do a course at trade school to convert to oz standards which takes 2 weeks n cost around $900 then you pay about 300 for your liscense. For the first couple of months i found it hard to find work mainly because of the lack of expereince id had over here. i found a job with a small company which was pretty rough and would advise not too go to the small companies. ive now got a job at a company called boffa and russo they pay very well! theres also 2 other big companies ive heard of so far and they are star electrical and sharpe who when i applied for a job had 12 english sparkies on his books the only reason i didnt go was boffa paid abit more.
dont join any agencys in the city because i joined 3 months ago and havent heard nothing the best thing to do is looking in the paper and ring them up!
if you need anymore info on sparky stuff of housing stuff just get in touch i will be more than happy to tell you
thank you lee
Originally Posted by mogsy1985
Thanks Lee really appreciate the info, my mate in Perth told me more or less the same, did you apply from England for when you got there or do you have to do it over there? and how long does it take to go through? Finally is there any info i can download over here? regs and stuff. again cheers m8
Originally Posted by cunners87
hi and welcome to pia i am an electrician and have ben here a little over 2 years there is still work over here but not as much as when we 1st got here
wages are about $30per hour i have never seen any for $40 per hour unless you are self employed
depending on wether you got your visa throo the old tra route or the new veetasses route will depend on what you have to do the easiest way is the tra way which just means you need artc cert and wiring rules and you can get your licence the veetasses way you need to do 5 modules at peer or tafe and work as a trades assistant for 12 months then get your licence
A lot of the bigger companies eg nielsens,rawsons,boffa and russo and watters are hire and fire companies keeping a small workforce and hiring when they need to
At the moment I am working for a fire alarm company which pay more than electricians but you need an austel licence too
to go self employed you will need to do a small buisness course and testing course the get you contractors licence these too can be done at tafe or peer
If you need any more info just ask and I will be happy to help
Thanks for the reply i have got my trade recognised certificate, i got this through the TRA so would i still have to do the 2 week test or is it just a day or so? also any ideas what may be involved and is it worth swatting up? on anything in particular? any info greatly received and thanks again.
Originally Posted by tooeasy
the quickest way to do your wiring regs is throo peer you can do it via correspondance and then just pop in for a couple of days one for revision and 1 for the exam
also is your trades recognition cert the one you got for your visa if it is you need to get another one to get your licence as that one is for migration purposes :D
Hi and welcome to pia...........................
as you can see lots of useful info here; even if you aint a sparks!!!
Hope it goes well for you.
yes tooeasy is right go peer they know what there talking about also if you can get an abn number of any company, apply for a citb number it knocked $400 of my price of the exam. its mainly about finding it in there regs you could probly swat up on your max demand & theres a couple of questions on stuff like volt drop and cross sectional area. i would advise you go to the course its 2 days a week and he explains everything, also when you do the test he will help you as he knows you. you can do it over the internet which is quicker but the guy marks the test who does the course so he will mark his way ie/ on max demand it has to be 10% either side of his result. so if he doesnt agree with he may mark it wrong.
May sound a daft question tooeast but what is peer?, it a website or an organisation? can you let me have more info matey, cheers
Originally Posted by tooeasy