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My husband and I are just begining the process of moving to Perth. I'm a registered Veterinary Nurse with the A1 assessor qualification so don't think I'll have a problem getting a job. My husband is a qualified electrician and we are unsure about whether his UK qualification is recognised in OZ. I know electricians are on the skills list but was wondering if he would have to do any further training and if he would be able to work whilst he does this. Can anyone help?

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Hi Kezza,

Welcome to the forum.

I can't help you personally since I don't know the qualifications but I found this website in google and that may help - EE-OZ | Electrician's - Electrical Licensing

If it doesn't try finding the association for electricians in Australia and contacting them.

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Hi There,
My husband and I are just begining the process of moving to Perth. I'm a registered Veterinary Nurse with the A1 assessor qualification so don't think I'll have a problem getting a job. My husband is a qualified electrician and we are unsure about whether his UK qualification is recognised in OZ. I know electricians are on the skills list but was wondering if he would have to do any further training and if he would be able to work whilst he does this. Can anyone help?

Hi there,

Welcome to the forum.

We have a friend who had his own business back home for 15 years. He also grew up here in australia when he was a teenager with his dad who was an electrician and started an apprentice here.
Now he is back in Australia he has had to go back to college for 6 months to get the qualification that is recognised by australia. he goes to college twice a week and sometimes on a sat morning to take an exam. We have been told from friends of ours that are tradies that an electrician has the hardest time getting what they need. once you get this though you you can set up on your own and you will be flying..............

Hope this helps!

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Hi There,
My husband and I are just begining the process of moving to Perth. I'm a registered Veterinary Nurse with the A1 assessor qualification so don't think I'll have a problem getting a job. My husband is a qualified electrician and we are unsure about whether his UK qualification is recognised in OZ. I know electricians are on the skills list but was wondering if he would have to do any further training and if he would be able to work whilst he does this. Can anyone help?

Also,

I wanted to check on this first, but our friend works as an electrician whilst doing his Contractors licence. He is doing the Contractors licence so that he can set up on his own. Up until this time he has been working and earning $1000 per week $26.00 per hour. With this he gets a van which he takes home every night, petrol and mobile phone along with superannuation.
Once he finishes his Contractors licence he can earn $65 - $110 per hour!
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hi your qualifications dont mean anything untill youve had them assessed by vetassess. this entails writing up your work history in depth and if accepted you can take a written exam. when you pass you'll then be sent dates and venues where you can take the practical exam then you'll have your a class electricians licence. written exam - $600. practical exam - $1600 and this can now all be done in the uk. im using an agent to sort all this out as theres a lot to do.
good luck m8 and see you there one day soon. hope this helps.

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Hi

Hubby electrician and has all relevant qulifications for here in uk. We have application lodged with vetassess and are just waiting for date to be practically assessed, which will hopefully be sometime in April we have been told. Will try and keep you updated to what happens

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hope it all goes well im not that far ahead yet.please do keep us updated, how hard it was etc.
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Thanks everyone for your help. We are going to the Australian Expo in Leeds next weekend. I'll post any info I get. Cheers
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hi your qualifications dont mean anything untill youve had them assessed by vetassess. this entails writing up your work history in depth and if accepted you can take a written exam. when you pass you'll then be sent dates and venues where you can take the practical exam then you'll have your a class electricians licence. written exam - $600. practical exam - $1600 and this can now all be done in the uk. im using an agent to sort all this out as theres a lot to do.
good luck m8 and see you there one day soon. hope this helps.
Hi Coynie

Can you give an idea of how much / what evidence to submit? I am an electrician going through the Vetassess process without much help - since this is a relatively new process. Any advice on this from other sparkies who have been through the process? How much and what evidence did you submit? If anyone was unsuccessfull - do you know why?

PLEASE HELP!!

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