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#1 Steve92

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:17 PM

Hi,

Looking for some advice regarding visas for Australia.

I am a time served automotive mechanic but for the past 4.5 years have been employed in the Offshore oil and gas industry as a mechanical tech but unfortunately will soon be made redundant but feel now would be a good time to make a fresh start . Looking through the skilled independent visa (189) criteria it doesn't seem to show anything for mechanical technicians. Would it be possible to gain a visa simply on my trade qualification (automotive mechanic) then find a job as a mechanical tech in the mining industry for example?

I'm aware the 417 could get me in short term but only allows 6 months with one employer.

Sorry if I should have done a bit more research.

Cheers
Steve


#2 bojogcenik

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 01:07 PM

It think you should give it a go. What country are you from? Are you aware of the Seek website? Look on there for jobs in Australia in the mining industry. Many jobs for mechanics of some sort either in mining or city. Most employers do require however that you have australian residency or work rights.




#3 Paul O

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:26 AM

417 no longer has the 6 months work restriction with one employer.




#4 bojogcenik

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:32 PM

I'm trying to get into the oil and gas. Who did you work for? It's a shame you are being made redundant after 4.5 years working there. Great salary I bet.




#5 AussieDude

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:51 AM

Oil and Gas industry employs many different trades.  Even carpenters are needed on a rig. Offshore is where the money is.

 

But core to all offshore postings is having an offshore or rig working cert.  Meaning you have done all the offshore survival training.

 

99% of O&G staff are provided through labour hire companies that can provide the visa's etc.

 

Check out https://www.australi...as-recruitment/




#6 bojogcenik

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:49 PM

I'm a HVAC refrigeration Tech, done a few years FIFO in the iron ore, have obtained my TBOSIET, Senior first Aid, W@H, Confined space, etc.....

Currently working back in the city on the commercial stuff but will be looking to get back into the offshore. Had some offers recently but had to knock em back due to personal circumstances and rosters weren't suitable anyway. Generally offshore offers even time either 2 weeks on 2 weeks off or 3 on 3 off. some of the offers were for 4 on 1 off. Not suitable for family life.




#7 AussieDude

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:20 PM

Keep us posted.








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