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rca_7719 in Davao City, Philippines

22 months ago

lostdf3 in Walsall, United Kingdom said: stay away from transfield this is not a good company

why did you say that,sir? One of our colleagues is working with transfield.

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pbmaxx in Kingsport, Tennessee

22 months ago

I am an electrician in the United States looking to work abroad preferably in Australia but not move my family. Does anyone have any information

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doug in Mission Viejo, California

21 months ago

Frontline Fred in Brisbane, Australia said: Anybody with either or both electrician or lineman qualifications would find work in most mines underground or open cut. Average wage for twelve hour shift with seven (days) on seven of with a fly in fly out situation,all meals on site with accommodation would pull around $140K(Aust) per year.Some sites offer a lot more (Mt.Isa) around $45/$50 per hour and work as much as you wish. Lineys earn a little less around $39 to $40 per hour. Transmission lineys in big demand. Isolated locations but the money is way up there. The food is good. the accommodationis good and the beer is cold after shift. If you wish for more info let me know. Regards, Frontline Fred.

Dear Fred. My name is Douglas. I'm currently a certified electrician in California but originally from south Africa. I began my electrical career 18 yrs ago. Started in S.A. and I've been in California 14 yrs as an electrician. I've done nothing but industrial, commercial electrical and in the passed 5 yrs I've been certified in traffic signal and street lighting. I also have my California electrical contractors licence (c-10) . I am really interested in moving to Brisbane, work here is slow and I'm tired of L.A. life. Is there any website for opportunities with my experience either in the private or government sectors ( preferrably the mining industry cold beer sound good ). Any info is greatly appreciated from anyone.
Thx .....

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ken in Australia

21 months ago

Hi Fred.My name is Ken im an electrician from Ireland but now living in Perth.I have recntly got my A grade electrical licence in Wa.I have always had a great interest in becoming a linesman or a cable jointer.I was wondering if you could give me any ideas on how to go about this.

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doug in Cypress, California

21 months ago

ken in Australia said: Hi Fred.My name is Ken im an electrician from Ireland but now living in Perth.I have recntly got my A grade electrical licence in Wa.I have always had a great interest in becoming a linesman or a cable jointer.I was wondering if you could give me any ideas on how to go about this.

Hi Ken...I know here in the states to become a lineman it takes about 4yrs and only the IBEW ( international brotherhood of electrical workers ) offer apprenticeship for that. I suggest start looking into joining your electrical utility company or union classes. Here they have the JATC school I would assume there must be something similar. The down side it might not be in Perth. Good luck brother, a lineman has been a long dream of mine, so don't give up.

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jerry kennedy in Corby, United Kingdom

21 months ago

dna utilities looking for linesmen in the uk .

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Mike the linesman in Lalor, Australia

21 months ago

KEN, im an electrical traction linesman and wondering how to get into the mining business. Ive been a linesman for 7 years, and looking to move into some kind of mining industry. Any help anyone? im 26 years old.

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Mike the linesman in Lalor, Australia

21 months ago

hsv8turbo@gmail.com is my email

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Britincali in San Luis Obispo, California

20 months ago

I am an English JIB (UK) apprenticed Journeyman Electrician. Working in California and have lived and worked in the US for the last 22 years or so. and very interested in being part of the Liquified gas mining boom in Australia. I have lived and worked in Australia way back on the 1 year commonwealth work visa and still have my Aussie tax I.D number. So I know the scoop. My friend on a project in Gladstone has inspired me as to these projects.What do I need to do to get rolling? What are the visa requirements/availabilities for foreign workers to come to Oz? Thanks.

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doug in Anaheim, California

20 months ago

Britincali in San Luis Obispo, California said: I am an English JIB (UK) apprenticed Journeyman Electrician. Working in California and have lived and worked in the US for the last 22 years or so. and very interested in being part of the Liquified gas mining boom in Australia. I have lived and worked in Australia way back on the 1 year commonwealth work visa and still have my Aussie tax I.D number. So I know the scoop. My friend on a project in Gladstone has inspired me as to these projects.What do I need to do to get rolling? What are the visa requirements/availabilities for foreign workers to come to Oz? Thanks.

Hi Btrit.. I'm currently in the same situation, and what I can find out was you need to start an EOI ( expression of interest ) visa app to get the ball rolling, this can be done online and is actually very helpful. The oz consulate in L.A. does not do visas anymore they keep stating the only embassy doing any sort of visa for north America is in Canada. So get your EOI done first, with it you have to submit a current English evaluation test ( silly I know ) and skills test or evaluation done st an oz authority. So there is some hoops to jump through.
Good luck, hope to see you in oz...

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grey_ in Cebu City, Philippines

20 months ago

Hi Frontline Fred,
I've been searching for overseas jobs and find me interesting reading your advice. I'm currently working on the 2nd largest Electrical Distribution Utility Company in the Philippines as Distribution Lineman for 8 years now. Me and my batchmates/colleagues are very interested to work in australia. How can we apply for this job and what are the requirements? Can you please send me some information to lead us in the right direction?

Thank you and I would greatly appreciate your advice.

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Kenneth in Sydney, Australia

20 months ago

Hi Fred if got an interview coming up to get a job as an industrial electrician on barrow island gas field.I have looked every where to try and find someone to talk to about possible electrical questions that I could be asked in the interview.would u have any ideas on this for me.i am in perth.

Thanks ken

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Frontline Fred in Brisbane, Australia

20 months ago

Kenneth in Sydney, Australia said: Hi Fred if got an interview coming up to get a job as an industrial electrician on barrow island gas field.I have looked every where to try and find someone to talk to about possible electrical questions that I could be asked in the interview.would u have any ideas on this for me.i am in perth.

Thanks ken

G'day Ken, Mate, how long is a piece of string?
I would be inclined to brush up on my PLC knowledge as well as flame proofing requirements including conduit terminations and glanding.
I think they would expect you to possess general electrical capabilities and knowledge otherwise you wouldn't have scored an interview as they would be contacting you on the strength of your Curriculum Vitae.
I would brush and and present well on safety awareness and do a quick fire safety (Extinguishers etc) awareness.
Probably look at rescue from heights, rescue from confined space requirements.
They would be looking at your overall team player attitude, reliability, safety awareness as well as people skils.
They would be impressed with your ability to function under pressure and proven examples of such.
I know when I have been involved with similar interviews we looked for these qualities.
We were not overly concerned with the electrical apptitude of the candidate as this was normally sussed out by the recruiting specialist besides; this is one of the reasons we build in a three month probationary period. We could always walk you if you did not come up to scratch.
Make sure you look the interviewer directly in the eye.
Never offer any answer or info unless it is asked.
Always respond to the question asked, and leave off the periphriels. Don't embelish.
Short, sharp precise answers and leave it at that, unless further info is required.
Hope I have helped you in some way, and good luck with your interview

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Kenneth in Ringwood, Australia

20 months ago

Thanks very much for the help Fred.

Ken

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Britincali in San Luis Obispo, California

20 months ago

Congrats Ken, as has been said they can see you can do the job that's why you have an interview.As someone who has worked for a couple of huge corporations,I can recommend; Think; Team..Support..Safety Procedures...Documentation..Communication to superiors and Team members/Following the in place protocols at all times. Remember Safety Safety!!! Wheres your co-worker/buddy? Is he ok, are they watching out for you too? Be relaxed and confident, you are a Journey Electrician and you know what you are doing.

Cheers Britincali.

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nathan stark in Lynnwood, Washington

19 months ago

Any chance theres jobs in aus for a skilled residential/commercial ibew electrical worker? i see the posts for linemen, but after 2 apprenticeships i didnt really feel like starting another one, lol.

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Mark in Lewiston, Idaho

19 months ago

I actually have the exact same question wondering how to or how tough it would be for a commercial/industrial IBEW electrician can get work in Australia? Nathan beat me to it.

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Tyler Dreyer in Everett, Washington

19 months ago

Just to let you guys know, if you cal Local 359 out of Las Vegas they are going to be one of the locals sending people to Australia. Im out of local 191 here in Everett. Right now the cost to go over there is a little high. The company with the work wants us to pay for our Australian exam, woeking visa, and plane ticket to get over there. Hope this helps

Tyler

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Frontline Fred in Brisbane, Australia

19 months ago

G'day Nathan, and Mark,
Oz is still travelling quite well as far as employment opportunites go. As for sparkies, work is pretty much readily available.
I would suggest both of you contact your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate to obtain credible facts on applying for work down here. You can count on at least a year before you step foot in OZ from the time you make your initial inquiry to the OZ Embassy.
Your qualifications will be pretty much accepted as the Australian Federal Government has relaxed the entry requirements for US. sparks & linesmen. You will still be required to satisfy the TRA (Trade Recognition Authority of Australia) but this should be explained to you at the Embassy.
many other details will be explained for you such as personal health care access,(free for Aussies) education (free) Also, if you can sustain yourself financially if you go belly up down here (You have to prove you can get back home) etc etc.
As for work in your chosen fields. Take a look at some of the employment agencies (You can "Google" employment agencies Australia for some awareness)
Also, before you decide to take the step; do some research on Australia. OZ is as big as Mainland USA, but with only 22.5 million people compared to your 330 million.
Also, our beer is far superior to that what you call beer in the States.
If you get down here, I'll buy you both a beer or two to prove it.
Good Luck to you both.
Frontline Fred.

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KUM LEONARD ACHOBUH in Vilvoorde, Belgium

19 months ago

I am an electrician a have ben working in the trade for 2yaers now i love to bey a standard in Australia

Frontline Fred in Brisbane, Australia said: You will appreciate the need to have a standard for electricians in this country. We get people from all over the world claiming to be electricians. In their own country they may be accepted as electricians but once here some would not know how to change a lamp bulb. Nothing personal against Filipino's but, you can buy almost anything in that country. Other countries do not have an apprenticeship system; it seems acceptable that if you work in the trade you can call yourself an electrician . If you have had your trade quals recognised why not just sit the exam? it's pretty simple and you can get an example test of the net. If it seems to be a drawn out process that would be up to you. You can apply to sit the exam (in South Australia) once you think your ready. We are critically short of all trades people but, we have to make sure they ARE trades people.
You would be surprised how many fraudulent "TRADESPERSONS" are found out to be just that, FRAUDS. I suggest you sit the exam and start making good money. We have heaps of South Africans coming over and they have no problems with doing the exam and on the average they are very fine sparkies.
Regards,
Frontline Fred

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Aaron uk in United Kingdom

18 months ago

Hey Fred,
Just been having a browse through the forum and was wondering about how easy it would be to find sponsorship with a mining company? I'm from England and am currently completing my apprenticeship through city and guilds level 2+3 I will be finished In July :) I have had roughly 5+ years of experience within the field although none of this as a qualified spark, does this matter? Also was wondering if there was any courses I could do complete to help any any application or would it be a waste if my qualifications have to be reassessed in Australia? I have family members who live in Australia not sure wether this would help my application.
It's something I definitely want to do so if it means gaining more experience then no problems, I would just prefer if I need to transfer my qualifications it would be worth doing it soon as possible look forward to your reply thanks in advance.

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Britincali in San Luis Obispo, California

18 months ago

Aaron uk in United Kingdom said: Hey Fred,
Just been having a browse through the forum and was wondering about how easy it would be to find sponsorship with a mining company? I'm from England and am currently completing my apprenticeship through city and guilds level 2+3 I will be finished In July :) I have had roughly 5+ years of experience within the field although none of this as a qualified spark, does this matter? Also was wondering if there was any courses I could do complete to help any any application or would it be a waste if my qualifications have to be reassessed in Australia? I have family members who live in Australia not sure wether this would help my application.
It's something I definitely want to do so if it means gaining more experience then no problems, I would just prefer if I need to transfer my qualifications it would be worth doing it soon as possible look forward to your reply thanks in advance.

Aaron uk. If you are nearly out of your time I assume you are about 21? I would get a 1 year temp work visa from the Aussie embassy which I think they still issue for young people to go to Australia. This is what I did way back when. Then, don't foolishly leave as I did!!

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Aaron uk in United Kingdom

18 months ago

Unfortunately not 21, recession hit had to stop and restart apprenticeship a few years later 26 now with partner and a 3 month old girl so realistically can't go for that option , should have mentioned it :) so sponsorship or maybe think about obtaining a visa myself but heard it takes years to sort out and a lot of cash ? Thanks for the speedy reply

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Britincali in San Luis Obispo, California

18 months ago

Aaron uk in United Kingdom said: Unfortunately not 21, recession hit had to stop and restart apprenticeship a few years later 26 now with partner and a 3 month old girl so realistically can't go for that option , should have mentioned it :) so sponsorship or maybe think about obtaining a visa myself but heard it takes years to sort out and a lot of cash ? Thanks for the speedy reply

Aaron, get going NOW! www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/417/ and best of luck in your new life.

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frontlinefred in Brisbane, Australia

18 months ago

G'day Aaron,
I think you may find it difficult to obtain employment in the mining industry without a track record.
Look up "Skills Australia" This will show what trades, & skills are required here in OZ. Also show you how to go about applying for immigration or whatever to OZ.
You will be required to sit the Trade Recognition Authority Australia skills assessment examination.Not difficult.
I would begin to apply now for the appropriate visa's etc. do this immediately as it will take you at least twelve months before you step on OZ soil.
Once you're here you should have little difficulty finding work, more so if you're prepared to go bush (country towns) This will get you more experience, it could place you in touch with people whom work in the mining industry. remember the old saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know" this very much applies to the mining industry. Places like Emerald, Moranbah, Gladstone, Mt Isa all in Queensland. You can do your research on other mining regions in other Aussie States. rents are very expensive, but it is not too difficult to get on top of this.
As for money required for this adventure. Go talk to someone at your closest Aussie Embassy. It is better you receive the correct info from them rather than from me.
At 26 or so years of age it is a great time to take a giant step.
You have relatives here in OZ;this would help you enormously in your application as you could use them as your residential address.
Aaron. Do some solid research on Australia before you step off. Sure it's a huge country, as big as mainland USA, but with a population of only 22.5 million compared to their 330 million. It's a big beautiful country with many variations as we have multiple time zones. BUT, it is not at all like Steve Irwin portrayed us. It can be very hot, very wet, very dry and sometimes very isolated.
Good luck Aaron.
Fred.

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frontlinefred in Brisbane, Australia

18 months ago

Aaron, begin your visa application immediately. It will take 12 months before you step on OZ soil.
You have relatives here. Use them as your residential address. Ask them for advice and information. They would be better to answer your questions.
You could find it difficult to find work without experience in the mining industry.
If you're prepared to go bush you would have better luck, more so if you worked as a sparky in the mining regions but not in the mining industry. This will put you in contact with mine employers who could help you.
Go to you nearest Aussie embassy or Consulate. they will supply you with all the appropriate answers. Ask them about 457 visa's, "Skills Australia" and the TRA.
If you're absolutely keen, nothing should stop you, but begin now.
There is a slight downturn here, but nothing horrendous. Unemployment stands at 5.2% mainly due to people not wishing to go bush for work.
Good luck Aaron. If you require more info just keyboard me.
Fred.

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Adam Markey in Moranbah, Australia

18 months ago

hi aaron. i was the same as you but fred is right. some big companies and mines will take "greenies" on but most want mining experience. im originally from england and wanted straight into the mines but soon realised it wasnt goin to happen. so now i have git myself a 457 with a hire company who hire power and light generation equipment to all the mines. i am also a field service electrician and my job is to go to the mines, drive around and fix our gear. as you can imagine, this gives me great experience and opens up alot of opportunities into the actual mines. i am more than happy to help you and give you all the info you need. i ws in exactly the same position as you 2 years ago. however as fred said, theres a downturn. email me at djmarkee2002@hotmail.com and ill help you out. good luck!!!

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frontlinefred in Brisbane, Australia

18 months ago

Very decent of you Adam, to offer assistance to Aaron.
Fred (frontline)

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Adam Markey in Moranbah, Australia

18 months ago

thats what it is all about isnt it. i remember 2 years ago i was on this same forum and you helped me out! its a long road bit if you stick to it you will get there in the end. hopefully ill be able to guide him to getting a sponsor and how to go about his electrical licencing.

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wendy in Bucaramanga, Colombia

18 months ago

Troy Krickbaum in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Hi Fred My name is Troy I am a highly qualified electrician in the United States of America. I was looking go jobs In Australia. Where would be a good place to find work..and is it Union??

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Aaron uk in United Kingdom

18 months ago

Thanks for all your comments and have sent an email to you Adam can't wait to get the ball rolling and see what Australia has in store for me :)

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frontlinefred in Brisbane, Australia

18 months ago

G'day Sunil,
Please contact the Australian Embassy or Consulate in India.They will advise you on which path to take to get to Australia.
The federal Government is tightening down on 457 sponsorship visa's.
Good Luck,
Fred.

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anthonykikkert in Brisbane, Australia

18 months ago

One of our clients are after multiple lineworkers for new projects in Victoria. Possibility to relocate from anywhere in the country. If you are interested, email me anthony@techforce.net.au or call me on 0448 866 928

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Callum O'Grady in Baulkham Hills, Australia

18 months ago

Frontline Fred in Brisbane, Australia said: Contact www.thiess.com or go to the Powerlink page ( Google powerlink) and look at careers or jobs available.
You could just google linesman jobs available Australia and see what comes up.
Frontline Fred.

G'day Fred,

Mate I'm currently working for Essential Energy in Northern NSW.
Finishing my apprenticeship shortly and am interested in pursuing other options.
Of course have top notch training, all my rigging, switching, EWP, Truck License etc

I've done some searching online but can't quite seem to find anything at all apart from a few jobs on seek.com.au
I'm really looking for other options at the moment mate and was wondering if you had any contacts/could point me in the right direction by any chance?

My email is callumogrady@gmail.com

Appreciate your time!

Cheers
Callum

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Jordan Siu in Calgary, Alberta

18 months ago

Hey Fred,
My names Jordan and I'm currently working in northern Canada in the oil/gas and mining industry. I'm a red seal journeyman electrician looking to make my way in your directing. I've read past posts on getting visas and the TRA, and I'm currently working on both. I'm 28 and getting there on a holiday/working visa is an option too.
I'm very interested in getting the experience and working on the rail yards down there. I've looked into signalling training and haven't been able to come up with much. I was wondering if you've got any recommendations or if you know how difficult it is to get into that field?
My background is mostly residential and commercial, with home automation experience, and right now i'm currently working in an industrial atmosphere. If signalling isn't a feasible possibility working in the mining sector also sparks my interest. I'd greatly appreciate it if you have any recommendations for me, or any suggestions of things I can do before coming to make my transition more smooth.
Thank you,
Jordan Siu

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Zan Helton in Wrightsville, Georgia

17 months ago

Jason in Perth, Australia said: Would be interested to hear from any people wanting to work in Western Australia.
Construction electriciand, dual trade, instrument technicians, protection and commissioning technicians.
HV switchgear experience, exposure to remote locations, mining, petrochemical, processing maintenance and construction would be an advantage.
Potential for work in other states.
Potential for work visa sponsorship.
Drop me a line

Thanks
Jason


High Jason just finished my lineman apprenticeship and I am very interested

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cusw309a@gmail.com in Australia

17 months ago

Jason in Perth, Australia said: Would be interested to hear from any people wanting to work in Western Australia.
Construction electriciand, dual trade, instrument technicians, protection and commissioning technicians.
HV switchgear experience, exposure to remote locations, mining, petrochemical, processing maintenance and construction would be an advantage.
Potential for work in other states.
Potential for work visa sponsorship.
Drop me a line

Thanks
Jason

Jason, I have heaps of HV experience from 13.8 kv to 500 kv. All kinds of switchgear, transformers, breakers... you name it! Also have experience with protection and control and instrumentation.

At the moment I am working in QLD doing maintenance on electric locomotives.

I see that your post is quite old but I'd still like to have words with you. My email is cusw309a@gmail.com
Cheers,
Andrew

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Bing in Markham, Ontario

17 months ago

cusw309a@gmail.com in Australia said: Jason, I have heaps of HV experience from 13.8 kv to 500 kv. All kinds of switchgear, transformers, breakers... you name it! Also have experience with protection and control and instrumentation.

At the moment I am working in QLD doing maintenance on electric locomotives.

I see that your post is quite old but I'd still like to have words with you. My email is cusw309a@gmail.com
Cheers,
Andrew


Hi Andrew,

Nice to know you here, would you like to share some experience about how to get the C of Q done in Au or Oz, I used to with Cusw for a while as well.

Thanks in advance.

Bing.zhang1984@gmail.com

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Ed in Ljubljana, Slovenia

17 months ago

Hi
, I have no electrical school, but I worked as an assistant electricians and electrician , about 5 years. I have a certificate of employers and recommendations. now I have the opportunity to find a sponsor in Australia. what awaits me? what's this exam TRA? or difficult to do? what can I expect ? Can I be an employee of the sponsor, such as an electrician without this exam. I'll be on 457 visa.

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frontlinefred in Australia

17 months ago

G'day Ed,
Without provable and confirmable trade certificates I doubt if you would get the opportunity to sit the TRA exam.
It's no an overly difficult exam.
Without sitting the TRA and passing, you will not receive an Australian qualification allowing you to perform electrical work.
You may find work as a tradesman assistant, but you will be competing with quite a few others in this field.
You would not be allowed to work as a sparky on a construction or mining site without an electricians ticket.
Good luck.
Frontline Fred.

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Ed in Slovenia

17 months ago

frontlinefred in Australia said: G'day Ed,
Without provable and confirmable trade certificates I doubt if you would get the opportunity to sit the TRA exam.
It's no an overly difficult exam.
Without sitting the TRA and passing, you will not receive an Australian qualification allowing you to perform electrical work.
You may find work as a tradesman assistant, but you will be competing with quite a few others in this field.
You would not be allowed to work as a sparky on a construction or mining site without an electricians ticket.
Good luck.
Frontline Fred.

A, I see, but even if I have a certificate of apprenticeship ,that I have done it , while working for my employer?
Prevajanje
Do you know where can I see, how it looks , this exam?
I was looking for, but I can not find anywhere.

thanks for the answers
Ed

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frontlinefred in Brisbane, Australia

17 months ago

G'day again Ed,
Try and "Google" Trade Recognition Authority Australia. You may find something there.
I still believe you would not be permitted to sit this exam unless you can produce provable, confirmable qualified trade papers. (TRA would contact your previous employers if there were problems)
Visit an Australian Embassy or Consulate for more information in relation to 457 visas'
I also believe you will have difficulty obtaining a 457 employer sponsor without being a fully qualified electrician,with checkable and provable qualifications.
Ed, you have to understand that here in Australia we receive literally thousands of applications from "tradesmen" with dubious qualifications; in some instances from certain Asian and mid Eastern countries quite a few qualification certificates are forged or altered papers. This is why the TRA fully investigate applications.
I am not implying you fall into this category, but you understand what I'm sayng.
Good luck with your endeavours.

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Peter in Apo

16 months ago

Hi, Im a qualified electrician from glasgow, Scotland. I have had my skills assessed by TRA last November. I have done all types of work but mainly commercial and domestic. I was just looking for some info on the best place in Aus to head to find work. I was thinking either Perth or Sydney because i have family living there. Also if anyone knows of any companies that sponsor people from the UK could they let me know. I'm currently working in Afghanistan to get some money together so if i can't get a sponsor I have the cash to get by if i get a permanent visa until i find some work

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DannySydney in Sydney, Australia

16 months ago

Hi Fred,

I am from UK currently living and working in sydney as an electrician, have just got my artc cert through and I am planning to fly to adelaide to do a week wiring course an get my license, I am working for a company that mainly does commercial and industrial work, I have 10 years experience in the same work in the UK, the company I am working for are willing to sponsor me but I am very interested in mining work as that is where the money is, could you give me any info on this? googling mining jobs is getting me know where just a lot of agencies that have no jobs!

Danny

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frontline fred in Brisbane, Australia

16 months ago

G'day Danny, I just this day returned from Emerald and Clermont.
Not much in the way of opportunity of cracking a mining job at the moment. I spoke to blokes with years experience and they are finding it difficult.
I imagine if you have no mining experience you would find it impossible competing with blokes that do.
Try agencies in NT. or Wepia. Also, contact OZ mining in Cairns
Western Oz is still the best ticket.
Sorry I am unable to help you at this time.
Frontline Fred

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Sparker in Carlingford, Australia

16 months ago

I just joined and am looking for something in west oz. Before I move I need to rent out my place but do not want to deal with an agent. Have any of you used gumtree, www.realestate.com.au or www.goodspot.com.au?

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colechapman87 in Kingman, Arizona

15 months ago

Frontline Fred in Brisbane, Australia said: Anybody with either or both electrician or lineman qualifications would find work in most mines underground or open cut. Average wage for twelve hour shift with seven (days) on seven of with a fly in fly out situation,all meals on site with accommodation would pull around $140K(Aust) per year.Some sites offer a lot more (Mt.Isa) around $45/$50 per hour and work as much as you wish. Lineys earn a little less around $39 to $40 per hour. Transmission lineys in big demand. Isolated locations but the money is way up there. The food is good. the accommodationis good and the beer is cold after shift. If you wish for more info let me know. Regards, Frontline Fred.

I worked as a transmission lineman for 3 years and did distribution for 6 months! I am extremely interested in working in Australia!! Who do I contact! I have a family I would like to bring! Please email me! Thank you
Cole Chapman
Colechapman87@gmail.com

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philmcgrane in Dublin, Ireland

15 months ago

hi Fred im an electrician i am very interested in working in australia i am 47 years old four children and a house owner here in dublin, is there anywhere i can send my cv / or are there any Irish companies sending electricians over i might get in touch with ?

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paul in Dublin, Ireland

15 months ago

Hi everyone.
I am a recently qualified electrician (industrial/commercial) from Ireland.
Because of my age I would have to get sponsored to work in oz.
I have a TRA and OTSR.
Could anyone point me in the right direction on how to get sponsored or
are there any recruitment agencies that would help me out.
Thanks for your time.

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Tom in Perth, Australia

14 months ago

Hi Fred just wondering if you get black listed from a rio tinto camp will this blacklisting apply to other rio camps,if so how long does it last and can it be removed.

Thanks Tom

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