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Old 4th January 2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Hello folks ! first time on here, just posting to see what the work is like for plastering ? got a NVQ level 2 and also many years experiance, anyone have a idea wats the work like ? and the basic pay ? also what city would be suitable ?

any replys would be great thanks

Dave

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Hi Dave,
I'm also a plasterer looking to move and been researching for many months now. It seems to me that Brisbane Qld is fairly busy for the construction game and have many vacancies. The salary for the area is aproximately $30-$40 p/h or £12-£14 p/h (roughly).

The deductions for your salary is 30% so I found out yesterday.

Hope that helps you

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John

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Hi Dave,
I'm also a plasterer looking to move and been researching for many months now. It seems to me that Brisbane Qld is fairly busy for the construction game and have many vacancies. The salary for the area is aproximately $30-$40 p/h or 12-14 p/h (roughly).

The deductions for your salary is 30% so I found out yesterday.

Hope that helps you

regards

John
alright mate thanks for that, any idea on the price of the metre?

cheers

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alright mate thanks for that, any idea on the price of the metre?

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Yeah, I have only seen 1 vacancy and it was $25 m2 (10.00-10.50 m2)But not sure if thats cheap or not because I have not seen anything else to compare it to.

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Yeah, I have only seen 1 vacancy and it was $25 m2 (10.00-10.50 m2)But not sure if thats cheap or not because I have not seen anything else to compare it to.
alright mate thanks, whats the demand for plasterers like ? wat information you have would be greatly appreciated

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Im in the early stages of the visa application so everything I have done is through google and recruitment agencies in Queensland. However It seems to me that the demand is still fairly high but slowly decreasing.....still much better the the uk though with very similar salary as far as i can see.

Are you thinking of renting or buying property when you move? What area's are you interested in?

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Hi Guys, i have just read through your conversation. I have a level 1 at the moment but will be applying for my level 2 in sep. Any ideas what some companys are looking for on the exeperince front?

Any replies would be appreaciated.

Chris

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Hi Chris,
I think they will require a couple years experiance unless you are willing to lower your salary expectations and gain the experiance in Auss. I personally do not have any qualifications but I have been plastering for 10 years + and ran a construction company for 6 years, I will be taking an assessment by "Silver Trowell Assessment" These guys come and assess you on site at your place of work over a period of time and once happy they grant you with a AGF level3 recognition which is an Australian qualification, If you feel you have gained enough skills maybe you could try this method to speed up the process, but it does come at a price............ alumpy £3000 in fact.

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John

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Many thanks for the reply john. Would a british level 2 be sufficent or would have to be this silvertrowel company. £3000 is a lot of cash. But would pay it if its gets me to Oz!!!!!!! Where are u in your application stage? Any companys interseted yet? what about living renting or buying?

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Many thanks for the reply john. Would a british level 2 be sufficent or would have to be this silvertrowel company. £3000 is a lot of cash. But would pay it if its gets me to Oz!!!!!!! Where are u in your application stage? Any companys interseted yet? what about living renting or buying?
My application was just logged before christmas so very early, we are looking to go to a smallish town an hour or so from Brisbane qld so good for getting home if need be and visitors and such. We are renting a house over their, looking for a 3+ bed with plenty of room we have a budget of £700 per month for rent and you can get some lovely homes for that money so just fingers crossed everything goes smoothly. What bout you?
I think a level 2 NVQ will be fine it just depends on how soon you want to be over there, I would say the silver trowel option is quicker but more expensive?


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