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painting and decorating in australia ??HELP???

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1. Posted by adzytaylor (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hi all,

im planning on going to australia on a whv in november im 21 single and cant fucking wait, im a fully qualified painter and decorater and im going to do the ozintro thing when i arrive just to get me on my feet.

i dont really have a plan other than doing 3 months of fruit picking to get my 2nd WHV.....and try and get job doing painting decorating which happens to be on the skills shortage list.....

can anyone tell me how much im likely to earn?????

has anybody done any painting out there themselves????

ive heard you may need some sort of card to like a cscs card that you need in the you?

what hours do they work down under??

has anyone done any trades at all???

any help would be appreciated


2. Posted by jemma2008 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello.. when are you planning to go in November??

3. Posted by SOMV (Budding Member 57 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

There are two great websites that will give you all the info you need about the trade in Australia:


Every state has different requirements about licensing and registration. I'd double check in Qld and NSW. The others should be fine.

Cheers :)