Guest davet19650

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    Guest davet19650

    gday guys out there

    can anyone tell me what the work situation is for painters and sparkys

    in adelaide ,is there plenty of work about

    cheers

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    The local paper has more advertised jobs for electricians, but you have to have the right license etc (I don't know the full details). There is work for both trades, its like any trade you have to keep applying unless you want to sub contract of course but again an ABN & probably other stuff will be required.

     

    What are do you plan to work in?

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    Guest davet19650

    hi to you guys that got back to me

    we are looking at relocating about june next year long time to go,

    got a migration company sorting it out ,just done my tra skills assesment

    in painting and decorating as you probably know what qualifications you have over here aint worth nothing really, visa application next then set a date,the sparky side will be my daughters boyfriend who is qualified here but will come over with us on a working visa .were hopeing to find work before we enter oz rather than come over and hope for the best, any contacts of companys around the valley view, walkley heights area greatfully appreciated if you know of any so i can start getting a list together to email for work for arrival.

    once again thaks for any help

    regards

    Dave and family

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    Guest weesp

    Hi, My OH is a painter, he had his own business in the Uk for years, after having the TRA and being equivalent to an Aussie painter, he wanted to come here and start his own business, only to find out that you need to go on a course which is quite a bit of money to get your painters licence. He is working for a company working from 7am til 5pm and only having 1/2 break for lunch and 10 mins in morning and afternoon. The money here varies from about $20 to $25, which compared to the UK is rubbish. Just thought I would warn you as we wasn't warned how low the painters wages were here. There is work here but you have to look for it.

     

    Any other questions you can always PM and I will be happy to answer them. Good luch.

     

     

    Lynn

     

    hi to you guys that got back to me

    we are looking at relocating about june next year long time to go,

    got a migration company sorting it out ,just done my tra skills assesment

    in painting and decorating as you probably know what qualifications you have over here aint worth nothing really, visa application next then set a date,the sparky side will be my daughters boyfriend who is qualified here but will come over with us on a working visa .were hopeing to find work before we enter oz rather than come over and hope for the best, any contacts of companys around the valley view, walkley heights area greatfully appreciated if you know of any so i can start getting a list together to email for work for arrival.

    once again thaks for any help

    regards

    Dave and family

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    Hi there,

     

    my OH is a decorator and was self employed in the UK. He worked for a company for a few weeks, then went onto sub-contract for the same company, but decided to go out on his own.

     

    If you go as a contractor you need the licence, companies can refuse to pay you if you don't have it.

     

    The details of it are to understand the legal issues, money/finance of running a company but in the way of a course which can be done either at TAFE or as a home study option. My OH is doing the home study option and the cost all in was $387. He registered his business name which was to a cost of $145.

     

    So all in all not too bad financially, when it's considered what you can make wages wise in comparison to being employed. He now gets most of his work through the paint suppliers, where business owners go in and ask if they know of anybody that is free or can do a specific specialist job. So the best idea would be to get to know the guys in the stores to make contacts easier too.

     

    Good luck.

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    Guest marty

    Hi there is plenty of work for electricians but the trouble is finding one who is any good, we empoly a couple of poms and it took them about a year to get used to how we work over here, not that its hard but our construction methods are a lot diffrent.

    You will have to go to Tafe to get your licence as it is illigal to work without one even if you go self empolyed but once you have your licence getting work is easy

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