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1. Posted by ozeire (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Guys

Have someone that aksed me a question and wondering if any of you could help

Hi all!
We are planning to move the family (2 +3 kiddies) to Oz, Melbourne next September but would like to know more about the rates of pay my hubbie could expect as a shuttering/formwork carpenter. Cannot seem to find the info on the net..perhaps someone has first hand experience?

Any assistance greatly appreciated!



2. Posted by strayalien (Budding Member 120 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm a carpenter myself in Sydney where the pay is sometimes a little higher but not much.If your qualified with a few years experience you should be able to get $35 an hour no worries.
A lot of formwork firms will want you to get your formwork ticket.
You will also have to get an O.H@S card....similar to Ireland.
You most probably will have to set yourself up with your own A.B.N ,company name and registar for G.S.T.
All that stuffs only takes a few days and formwork chippies are always in high demand so
NO Worries Mate.

3. Posted by koonyungdi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Strayalien!

My husband id a formwork carpenter and has about 17 years experience! What are the general hours/days he would work in a week and where does he go to get his formwork ticket?

All info greatly appreciated!