Saw on the news this morning that australia is going to issue licenses that cover the whole country as its done state by state at the moment with different lincensing requirements in each state. Should be interesting (also for plumbers and builders). Anyone have any details of how it will be implemented
In Qld in 2000 they cancelled all lifetime licenses and now you have to renew it every 5 years. Did that happen nationally? I'm all for a national license if it means I don't have to bother renewing it anymore.
#144535 - 12/30/0506:45 AMRe: New Country wide Licensing OZ
I once held a Victorian registration in Melbourne and then when I moved to NSW my registration wasn't recognised. Coming from NZ where registration is nationwide I thought that was absurd.
If Australia is going to remedy this then that sounds like a good move. It does mean however that the government will lose some revenue in licensing fees and of course the lost revenue will have to be made up somewhere else ( think licensing fee hikes for sparkies )
As for the implementation of this system; Does Australia have one electricity legislation for the whole country or does each state have its own act ?
#144536 - 12/30/0504:34 PMRe: New Country wide Licensing OZ
SA went to 3 yr licensing in 2000 also being $180 per 3 years for a workers registration or 340 for a contractors license (1 yr). Im hoping for my contractors license fee to drop. Previous to this their was no licensing fee but you still had to renew every 5 yrs. Looks like interesting times!
#144537 - 12/30/0504:37 PMRe: New Country wide Licensing OZ
Lets hope it doesnt all get bogged done with the state regulators all trying to hang on to their empires. Who knows one day the federal government may wake up and demand all states and territorys fall into line with regards to all types of licensing and laws within Australia. Its a nice thought but i dought ill see it in my lifetime!
#144540 - 12/31/0506:31 AMRe: New Country wide Licensing OZ