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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Nick and Sez, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Nick and Sez

    Nick and Sez Guest

    Hi guys we are planning to emigrate to QLZ but first need i need to know whether or not to go via the TRA route or the Vetasess.
    I am a plumbing and heating engineer with ACS tickets like most guys but i dont know which way to go, also how much work is around on the gold coast at the moment where we are planning to go. need lots of advice if poss guys as we are a bit unsure which way to go.

    many thanks Nick.:eek:

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hiya Nick
    Plumbers do have it tough when they arrive in Qld as their UK qualifications mean next to nothing over here. For most guys a college course is required to bring you up to Aussie Spec before you can work alone. Depending on what up to date qualifications you have there are certain sections you have to complete before you can have a Qld Plumbing Licence.

    But first you need a visa,lol,,,,,

    To start you need to have your skills assessed by Vetassess (if i am right presuming you are currently in the UK) ,this link should give you some good information on what is required of you to gain a positive assesment,,

    At the moment state sponsorship is proving popular as these visas are being processed much quicker than a standard skilled visa . You will however have to check that QLD are still sponsering your profession.
    When we applied for a visa i enrolled an agent to help as there is sooo much paperwork to complete. If you don't want to do that most agents will give you a free telephone consultation and at least point you in the right direction.

    Job wise, the Gold Coast is a bit slow like most populated areas, sites like and should give you a guide of what work is about, just be aware you will not be fully licensed for a good few months after arrival.

    Hope this helps a little and good luck with everything
    Cal x

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