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Hey guys

My partner and I will be moving to England in a few months for around a year or so. I'm a fully qualified electrician in Australia and I'm aware of the steps I need to take to become qualified in the UK. I was just wondering if I could get a job doing security cams or door access systems (extra low voltage) without doing all the 18th edition course etc. I'm only there for a short time and don't really see it being viable spending a few thousand pounds on courses and books if i can get a similar job in the same industry.

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CCTV, alarm systems, access control, all no problem. without UK electrical qualifications you'd be limited to domestic work involving non-notifiable works, ( notifiable works refer to new circuits, replacing CUs, works in bathrooms or other special locations).
 

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so no licence would be required for cctv etc?
we don't have licences here. anyone "competent" can carry out electrical works, subject to a thing called part p, which means that to comply with notifiable works, you need to join a competent persons scheme.( about £500/year fee) which would entail 18th ed. regs as a minimum .not worth the hassle and cost if you're only here for 12 months.
 

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As mentioned above plus, Data cabling, and i guess you could sub contract to an electrical contractor that is signing off the work . Good luck and oh BTW the weather is crap here, bring warm clothes, waterproofs and a wooly hat..lol
 

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I read on here that you can make $600 a day doing rewires. Being an Aussie, you will knock that over in half a day.
Just helping a brother out

I don’t think so mate. Proper built houses over there. Chasing brick, installing capping or conduits.... putting in Noggins for back boxes all takes time.
 

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I don’t think so mate. Proper built houses over there. Chasing brick, installing capping or conduits.... putting in Noggins for back boxes all takes time.
not much brick to chase in a UK new-build,.... all thermalite block with dot and dab board, or studded walls.
 

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I read on here that you can make $600 a day doing rewires. Being an Aussie, you will knock that over in half a day.
Just helping a brother out
Aye...……...could see you OK, sat in the van, freezin' yer goolies off on a building site in December.;)
 

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I thought it was a narrow margin between 20 and 22
20 or less, Tools down it too cold
22 and above, too hot best hit the beach for a tinny and bbq?

I know all there is to know about Australia, having watched crocodile Dundee several times.🙃🙃🙃
 

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Mad Max 1 or Wolf creek is "as Australian" as it gets.
I have spent a couple of months over there , I am far more a Northern Territory guy than a Sydney harbour person.
 

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I worked up in Darwin for 2 years on an Oil & Gas project up there. Was like the Wildwest. Mitchell street 😬
 

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