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Posted By Topic: nz to oz

anthony mason
Aug 30 2012 14:53

is ther any thing i have to do to work in nsw...can i install heat pumps as i have been installing ac for 4 yrs....i am a registered electrian as well....
   

Brian W
Aug 30 2012 17:55

No. In Aus you have to have a refrigerant handlers licence. It's not the same as our no loss card, and our 19666 NZQA credit means nothing to them.

You can get a handlers licence if someone sponsors you, but generally you have to do a full air con apprenticeship to get a qual over there.

You can check the nsw state govt website for info on working as a sparky over there. Most states have a written test, and a supervision period before they'll grant you registration.

I think there's info on ewrb's site as well.
   

CW
Aug 30 2012 18:46

"You can check the nsw state govt website for info on working as a sparky over there. Most states have a written test, and a supervision period before they'll grant you registration.

I think there's info on ewrb's site as well."

What an utter load of shit.

You can get a WA and NT licences online, i did my QLD licence over the phone, they couldn't be more helpful.

   

Brian W
Aug 30 2012 19:07

Its not the same for all states, and theres more than three of them. One size doesnt fit all.

Check the link for NSW, since that is where the question referred to, in particular Pathyway 1 notes.

Oh, and by the way, notice I didnt insult the messenger with my reply.
http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Tradespeople/Home_building_licensing/Licence_classes_and_qualifications/Electrical.html
   

Brian W
Aug 30 2012 19:14

And I am aware of the trans tasman mutual recognition agreement of 1998, but i can tell you that its full of exceptions.
   

CW
Aug 30 2012 19:40

YOUR COMMENT;
Most states have a written test, and a supervision period before they'll grant you registration

MY COMMENT;
What a load of shit!


   

Brian W
Aug 30 2012 19:45

Whatever.... hopefully you'll feel better soon.