Electrical Skills Assessment Australia
The Down Under Centre is proud to have Future Skills International working from our Centre. They deliver the Australian Government approved Skills Assessment for the purpose of migration and registration for electricians holding a UK or Irish passport. We deliver the Practical Electrical Assessment monthly from our UK (London) Training Centre.
Prior to completing a Skills Assessment for Australia, the Down Under Centre advises you to speak to a MARA approved migration agent. There is no point completing a skills assessment for Australia if you can’t use your new qualification once in Australia!!
PROCESS FOR THE ELECTRICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT FOR AUSTRALIA (OTSR)
The Down Under Centre assists new clients daily. We specialise in Electrical Skills Assessments and are the home of the Future Skills International Practical Assessment, delivered monthly from our training and assessment venue.
It’s a three stage process for the electrical skills assessment.
1. SKILLS ASSESSMENT EVALUTATION: Give our office a call today to speak to one of our trained staff who can advise if you are eligible for the Electrical Skills Assessment. We are opened Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
2. DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT AND ADMIN FEE – $955 AUD
DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT – $625 AUD: You are required to gather all evidence for Future Skills International to assess. In short, you need to prove you have the skills required to complete the Practical Assessment. You need to prove you have worked as an electrician for more than 3 years if you hold your country of residence qualifications. If you don’t hold any qualifications, you must supply proof you have been working in the electrical industry for 7 years. It’s very straightforward – please visit downundercentre.com/future-skills-international_partner for more information, or fill in our enquiry form. We are open to the public 5 days a week 0203 376 1555.
GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION FEE – $330 AUD: The Administration Fee is collected from all candidates through the authorised RTO performing the Skills Assessment.
3. PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT. Once Future Skills International has passed your Stage 2 Application, you will then be advised to contact our UK office to organise your 1-day Practical Assessment. During the Practical Assessment you will be tested on your electrical qualifications. You are not required to know the Australian electrical standards at this point but you will need to pass 3 practical assessments and a technical Interview. The Practical is:
Wiring of a switchboard with circuit breakers, two way switching and power outlets – you will be tested to see if the board works. Motor control circuit, draw a circuit and wire a motor that runs when pressing the start button the contactor energises and turns on a three phase motor. The applicant must demonstrate a competent safe disconnect and reconnect procedure as part of this assessment. Test board, simulating a domestic installation with a few faults you need to find.
THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE ALSO OFFER A VALUED AGENCY SERVICE TO GUIDE YOU STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE PROCESS.
TESTIMONIALS – ELECTRICAL SKILL ASSESSMENTS: downundercentre.com/testimonials
ELECTRICAL GAP TRAINING AUSTRALIA.
Once you have completed the Electrical Skills Assessment (Offshore Technical Skills Record – OTSR), your next step is to get registered as an approved Australian electrician and start work!
Once you arrive in Australia you need to visit the Electrical Regulator for your Australian State or Territory. You will apply for your provisional Australian electrical registration. You will need to supply relevant identification to the Regulator.
As Australia is a big country, please remember to check this link to find the appropriate regulator licencerecognition.gov.au/Pages/Authorities.aspx.
The Down Under Centre’s Agency Service can also help you to navigate this stage in the process.
Once you hold your provisional electrical registration you are required to complete the Minimum Australian Context Gap (MACG) Training. This training is to teach you the Australian electrical regulations to ensure you achieve the skills required to work in a licensed Australian trade. This link runs through the course requirements:
The Electrical GAP Training Course is broken into two sections: 1) further training delivered by an approved Australian Registered Training Organisation. 2) complete on the job training through an E-profiling – basically a tick sheet your employers run through. Again you are not alone as the Down Under Centre can point you in the right direction.
Remember to get in touch with E-profiling as soon as you start your new job as an electrician in Australia.
It is also important to know that whilst you are on your electrical provisional registration you must be under general supervision as it’s against the law for anybody to practice as an electrician without holding their full electrical Australian registration…a good thing as it protects your trade!
Find out more about the Electrical GAP Training Course here
White Card Australia
As an Electrician, you will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account.
Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.
ELECTRICAL JOBS AUSTRALIA
Electrician in Australia is a licensed trade so it’s very well protected by industry. It’s against the law for a tradesperson to work in the electrical fields without holding an Australian electrical registration. This also means that there is electrical work currently all over Australia as registered electricians only are approved to work as electricians.
The Down Under Centre is not a recruitment company but we work with Sparky Hire, an Electrical Recruiter based in Sydney. They currently have a large number of electrical jobs in Australia.
To find out more about electrical jobs in Australia, please call our UK office on 0203 376 1555