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Hi All

I have a olifantsfontein industrial electrical trade test certificate. (rooi seel).

I completed a full apprentaship and have 12 years + of experiance at a Major Steel Company.

If I submit this to the TRA. Will they automaticaly give me a license. If they do which one will that be?

electrical mechanic ?

electrical fitter ?

electrical linesman ?

Do i need to sit a theroy exam, and or practical exam.

I have a job offer in Mackay, Queensland.

Please Help....

GVANS

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When you submit to the TRA, it is to have your skills assessed to qualify for a relevant occupation.

Once that is granted, once you are here, you apply to the relevant state's electrical board and they decide what you will be classed as: fitter or mechanic or fitter mechanic. They then also tell you what assignments etc you need to do to be able to obtain your license.

If you need more info, let me know and i'l rope my hubby in as he is an electrician and in the process on doing his QLD license.

Noddy

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Hi there,

My brother in law is also a qulified electrician with Olifants fontein papers. They did tell him to do some test here in SA and one in Australia. As far as I know they will still do the assestment but the tests must be done in both country's

Hope this will help you

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Hi there.

I was reading your post with regards to the electrical license. Actually I was excited to see that there is someone who will be able to give some advice, I have a lot of questions and I am hoping you can help. We are in the process of immigrating to Aus, coming to Brisbane in January 2009.

My husband is a qualified electrician and we have already got a positive TRA assessment from Aus.

We are still unsure of the procedure of getting a license when arriving in Aus. I heard that he would have to work with a licenced electrician in Aus before he would qualify to write the test for licensing. Then I heard that we could write the test the moment we get there and then get the license.

Aparently you get a very low rate $ when you dont have the license and will only get the full rate when you qualify?

Is the license test called the AS/NS 3000 test?? How long before he could get a license when we arrive in Brisbane? Is there any arrangements we could do from this side (Johannesburg)?

Please can you help me or give me ANY advice, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

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Now this is the one post I have been waiting for. We would prefer to get hubs a Queensland licence before we even apply for jobs, as all the best ones have that as a prerequisite. Since we are only 4 hours flight away, if he needs a test he can just hop over the Tasman.

Could somebody who has done it this way, (or know this stuff) please post some websites or contact numbers/company or board names etc where we can get more info? Please excuse my ignorance in this matter, hubs wants to go but I am the one who has to gather all the info... go figure.

Thanks in advance.

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Ok, let's do this again!

When you get here (after having received your assessment from TRA and jumping up and down with excitement/relief, whatever), you will have to get your Australian Recognised Trade Certificate. To get this certificate, you will have to once again apply to the good old TRA!! Tip - Keep all your original papers that you sent to TRA as you will need them again and then some!

Once you have your "new" Trade Certificate, you are required to get your Electricial Workers Licence. To get this licence (RSA wiremans licence) you will have to attend a tech and sucessfully complete the full AS3000 Wiring Rules course. In South Australia (Adelaide) this would be PeerTech (http://www.peer.com.au)

It can all take a bit of time to get done (between 2 and six months) but it is well worth all the bull that they throw at you!! Once you have that little licence, you are set to start making the big bucks (hopefully) :cry:

Good luck

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Ok, let's do this again!

When you get here (after having received your assessment from TRA and jumping up and down with excitement/relief, whatever), you will have to get your Australian Recognised Trade Certificate. To get this certificate, you will have to once again apply to the good old TRA!! Tip - Keep all your original papers that you sent to TRA as you will need them again and then some!

Once you have your "new" Trade Certificate, you are required to get your Electricial Workers Licence. To get this licence (RSA wiremans licence) you will have to attend a tech and sucessfully complete the full AS3000 Wiring Rules course. In South Australia (Adelaide) this would be PeerTech (http://www.peer.com.au)

It can all take a bit of time to get done (between 2 and six months) but it is well worth all the bull that they throw at you!! Once you have that little licence, you are set to start making the big bucks (hopefully) :cry:

Good luck

All of this was true but no more, but if you look at DIACs new page for this some skills are assessed ofshore differently now. This is for Mechanics Refridgeration Airconditioning Electricians.

TRA is now not the name of the body. If you are in South Africa, UK Sri Lanka and a few others the process is now in 2 parts, an application, then a skills test in South Africa ending in an Australian Trade certificate.

See below

http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/occupations/e/...ral-4311-11.htm

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Hi Guys

This thread has been long overdue!

I'm heading for WA (April). It will be good to hear from some Saffers who have gone through the process.

If anyone has some info with regards to the theory and practical exam (types of questions) it will be great.

Correct me if I am wrong the way I understand it:

1.Get your Visa

2.Apply for ARTC (Need local address in Aus) with the TRA.

Get application form here.

http://www.workplace.gov.au/NR/rdonl...ck9Oct2007.pdf

3.Once you get your ARTC - Apply for license

It seems each state has their own controlling body (eg Dept of energy in WA) and each state has their own requirements (eg.Some states require you to do a course (eg SA))

Check out these links for the requirements

South Australia:

http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/licensing/plumbers/index.html

ACT:

http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/...n/electricians

NT:

http://www.electricallicensing.nt.gov.au/

Tasmania:

http://www.wst.tas.gov.au/industries/licensing

WA:

http://www.energysafety.wa.gov.au/en...uirements.html

Queensland:

http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/electrica...ning/licences/

Victoria:

http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/ForElectri...1/Default.aspx

NSW:

http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/bu...es.html#applic

Cheers

Skippy

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