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    Guest Sparky

    Good Morning,

    I am looking for some advice and wonder if anyone could provide

    such..............

     

    My Partner and I are at the early stages of looking into emigrating to

    Adelaide............... My Partner is a registered general nurse working in the

    community, therefore I would be piggy backing on the back of her Visa to

    Australia..............

    I have recently left my employment as a Lawyer and I am looking to retrain

    as an electrician completing the City and Guild qualifications in the UK prior

    to moving to Australia.............

    Having read a few site on the internet i am confused as to whether my newly

    gained qualifications are of any benefit in Australia as i will have little on

    the job experience............ :-(

     

    Before I go and spend a Kings Ransom on re-training in the UK with a view

    of brining such to Australia could any one please provide me with some advice as to

    what requirements i will need to practice as a domestic electrician in Adelaide?

    Such as the limited experience I would have, is this a disadvantage or am I

    better off training in Australia?

    Thanks in advance for any usesful advice a confused, Sparky

     

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    Guest pennyblack

    Hi Sparky, I'm no Electrician but I'm pretty sure the City and Guilds isn't recognised over here and you would need to get new qualifications over here.

    Lots of sparkys on here from time to time so I'm sure you'll get a definite answer very soon.

    Good luck.

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    Hi, city & guilds are recognized but there would be an issue getting your trade recognized as you need to be in the job for 5 years if you served an apprenticeship or 7 years if you did not. Level 3 city & guilds cert along with the 2391 testing & inspecting along with the right experience usually get you an ARTC cert from the TRA and this with a wiring regs course gets you a SA license. In short unless you have the certs with the years served on the job and can prove us such then you will be wasting your money. Hope this helps.

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    Guest pennyblack

    There, completely useless information from me, sorry, its been a while since I did the migration thing :wideeyed:

     

    It highlights the fact though that you shouldn't believe all you read on a forum lol.

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    Guest Sparky

    Thanks the Bacons, I thought that would be the case, bugger!!!!! Whats the possibilities of doing the qualifications in Adelaide when I arrive.? I specialise in the Personal Injury sector of UK law for the last 15 years which is a non starter in Australia, not just that I have had it to the back teeth with the Law industry and have decided upon a change.............. at 42, 43 when we arrive would i be able to re-train?

     

    Thanks again

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    Guest Sparky

    I appreciate the reply Pennyblack, all is helpful if not what I want to hear............. lol...........

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    You could do an apprenticeship in oz it's a 4 year course. There are no quick license courses out here I'm afraid. Also the short UK courses are not recognised they have to be the full city & guilds level 3 courses. There is no quick fix but if you can afford it an apprenticeship here is an option.

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    Guest Sparky

    Hey Ho!!!!!! an apprenticeship it would have to be................. thanks for the advice it is really appreciated.........

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    Why would you even consider changing careers from a lawyer in the UK to an electrician in Australia?????????????? You must have a fetish for hot roofs, spiders and asbestos!!

     

    Even retraining to be a sparks in the UK is pretty unwise, rates are rock bottom and the trade is quickly being de-valued by all the boil in the bag / be an electrician in 6 weeks and earn 50k a year type courses. Nonsense.

     

    Stay at your nice tidy desk mate!

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    Hi, city & guilds are recognized but there would be an issue getting your trade recognized as you need to be in the job for 5 years if you served an apprenticeship or 7 years if you did not. Level 3 city & guilds cert along with the 2391 testing & inspecting along with the right experience usually get you an ARTC cert from the TRA and this with a wiring regs course gets you a SA license. In short unless you have the certs with the years served on the job and can prove us such then you will be wasting your money. Hope this helps.

    Spot on information here from thebacons, from me in the process of this in Adelaide right now.

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    Guest Sparky

    Thanks for the advice, the world of Personal Injury is in melt down, once the ban on referral fees is introduced next April, along with the introduction of ABS's (Tesco's Law) I have just about enough of all the back stabbing, money orintated Claimant style mavricks in UK Law..... I've seen the 6 weeks cousres you indicate and I am astonished that anyone can even gain any form of comprehesion of the world of electrics from such............... I was about to embark on the C&G Level three course with a view of completing this within 15 - 18 months................. I appreciate that whilst thats a relativly short period of time, I know my abilities.

     

    Not to worry, it seems that I would have to use my ILEX qualifications to better use in Adelaide and scrap any idea of a career change......... Its been beneficial having your input guys thanks.................

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    It's not easy to get your trade recognized here and that's why they don't recognize the silly short courses but want the level 3 with the time served as well. They are doing the right thing making sure they get qualified tradesmen. A good thing in my opinion.

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