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My name is Arnold Bautista, I came from the Philippines and...

My name is Arnold Bautista, I came from the Philippines and migrated here in Australia in 2006. I finish with the Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering in overseas. When I came here I want to pursue engineering course, but I notice that an Electrician Course is also a promising career.

I started to work in a can making industry as an Electrical Trades Assistant in November 2006 . Enrolled in TAFE Granville 2007 in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician 6077 and finished it in 2009 . I apply for a Certificate of Proficiency in the same year at VTT and eventually almost 5 months after they informed me that I lack the domestic experience as this is one of the requirements to get the certificate and they put on hold on my application until I met the requirements. I am a bit discouraged of the results, because I don’t want to leave my current employer. But fortunately someone has offered me to work with him in a domestic/residential every Saturday and sometimes during the week from 2009 to 2013 for me to have that domestic experience without leaving my current employer.

As I finished my experience with him in 2013,   after 4 years I went back to VTT to submit the needed documents for my domestics experience and fortunately they approved my application and grant me that Certificate of Proficiency. After that I apply for Electricians License in Fair Trading. Again, because it took me 10 years since I enrolled in TAFE in 2006 to 2013, requirements for electricians license change, Fair Trading requires me to take the ANZ Wiring Rules 2007 Assessment even though we used ANZ Wiring Rules 2007 during my TAFE course in Granville.

Eventually Fair Trading wants me to have this Assessment 27213 to be taken in TAFE OTEN and put a hold on my application for license.  I am thankful for the support of the teachers specially Paul Frew in TAFE OTEN and also for the online studying it really helps me refresh my knowledge in ANZ Wirin

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