Getting Your Australian Electrical License

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A positive Skills Assessment leads to an OTSR (Offshore Technical Skills Record) which is also equivalent to all of the technical components of Certificate III in Electrotechnology in Australia. So what happens next in getting Your Australian Electrical License?

Getting Your Australian Electrical License
The good news is that team at Let’s Go! are here to take care of all of your Australian electrician paperwork and not just your Visa.

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This means that we will arrange everything to do with Skills Assessment and make sure you have all the relevant Australian forms completed to apply for your Provisional Electrician License so its ready to go as soon as you land in Australia.



A positive Skills Assessment (OTSR) means that you will have satisfied all of the technical components of Certificate III in Australia. Essentially you become exempt from these modules. One thing that the OTSR doesn’t exempt you from of course is the Australian Context.

The Australian Context is the next stage in getting your Australian Electrical License
When you arrive in Australia we will have arranged your Provisional License so that you can start work immediately. This is done through EnergySafety Australia and allows the holder to work towards their A Grade license.

The Provisional License is not limited to any employer supervisor and is designed to allow you to satisfy all the relevant parts of your required Record of Achievement during your first few months Down Under. It is valid for the first 12 months although we find that many clients achieve this sooner.

The Provisional License costs just $74 AUD

The Australian Context is the minimum requirement for a non Australian trained electrician to receive the A Grade License. When all the units have been successfully completed the full Certificate III in Electrotechnology is awarded.



How long will my Australian Context Training take?
For core units the required hours are a total of 155 and consists of:
Apply Australian practices in the workplace: 9 hours
Document workplace/occupational hazards and risks in electrical work: 7 hours
Apply Australian Earthing Systems and requirements: 20 hours
Select Australian protection devices / systems for single and three phase low voltage circuits: 35 hours
Select and arrange equipment for Australian single and three phase LV installations: 60 hours
Conduct Electrical installation, testing and verification: 16 hours
Verify compliance and functionality of general Australian electrical installations: 8 hours

For elective units the required hours are a total of 12 hours and you must pick one of the following:
Find and rectify faults in Australian energy supply network equipment
Lay and connect for multiple access to Australian telecommunication services
Select and arrange equipment for special electrical installations
Develop, enter and verify programs for PLC’s using ladder construction set



Your Electrician Migration team at Let’s Go! is on hand right the way through the process from start to finish. We see it as our mission to get you fully established in Australia and not just securing your visa.

To find out more about the process simply take our online visa assessment and an Electrician Immigration specialist will be in touch to answer any and all questions you may have and work out the best and most viable Australian Migration Pathway Solution for you and your loved ones.

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