12 Sep 2008 2:14 AM
My husband has his practical test next month and we were wondering if any of you mechanics out there could let us know what is involved?
Is it basic and easy or quite hard etc? My husband is a great mechanic but is getting nervous about the test as he knows our future depends on it... bless him!!
Many thanks... Laura|
12 Apr 2010 3:48 AM
It may have been a while back but how did your husband's VETASSESS go? My husband's is booked for the end of May and we would be really grateful for any info you may have....
Marie-Louise & Russ |
13 Apr 2010 1:08 AM
|Hi Marie-Louise & Russ
You're right, it was a long time ago!
All was ok... my husband said that it made his YTS look hard! It was very easy, basic mechanics. Each person was given a car to work on with a list of things wrong with it. You then had to repair it. Colin said it was the sort of stuff a trainee could do.
So... don't worry about it and good luck with your application.... we applied in April '09 and are still in the UK... it's a long wait unless you are sponsored.
14 Apr 2010 4:28 AM
|Thank you for your response. It is good news on that front as went on another site and some of the comments posted worried us slightly. Fingers crossed we pass that bit!
I have noticed from your posts that things really do seem to be on hold. Are you using an agent or doing it yourself?.... Our agent is keen for us to get cracking with everything as they are bringing in more changes around June time so seem to think that might affect state sponsorship visa's as well.... Think we just have to be very paitent...
Marie-Louise & Russ|
14 Apr 2010 7:48 PM
No, we don't have an agent, we thought it was a bit of a waste of money unless you have complications. Our application is just sat queuing now... It's very upsetting for us. Even if we swap to a 176 state sponsor, the wait is still about 18 months from now.... so we may as well wait on our 175. Only 2 years to go!
I'm finding it very hard to cope with, but.... if you know this when you apply (which you do) then that is half the upset over. We thought we would be there by now, but it is not to be. So, I have to get on with things, try and put Perth to the back of my mind and wait for the day the visa arrives.
Good luck.... don't worry about the vetassess.... you will be fine.
14 Apr 2010 9:56 PM
I know what you mean, this is our second attempt! We tried about 4/5 yrs ago and we failed due to Aussie agent say the information we provided was fine... We have a new agent (recommended by many on here) who has been really good and I feel more positive in the potential as they don't cut corners and tell you how it is! I am sure we will all get over to Oz at some point.
Will keep you posted!
19 Apr 2010 5:41 PM
Hopefully one quick question to ask your hubby... did he get tested on electrics or have to diganose and repair an electrical fault? Russ is really concerned as he has nothing to do with the electric side of things... If it is a of a choice things such as take the gear box out, find a water leak etc he should be fine... but this electric thing is worrying me more than him...
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19 Apr 2010 6:44 PM
I will ask him later and let you know :)|
20 Apr 2010 8:24 PM
|Thanks Laura....Our agent called yesterday I have to sort out my passport as I need to get it changed to my married name before we submit to make life easier... Wonderful.
21 Apr 2010 5:44 AM
There was no indepth electrical diagnosis. Colin had to check resistant in HT leads, test a battery and charging system and that was about it.
Colin wants me to reiterate that the test is very basic. You are asked a few questions relating to the tasks they set.
Don't worry about it, Colin says it was easy peasy and you would be able to perform the tasks and answer the questions after your first year as an apprentice!
21 Apr 2010 5:36 PM
|Thank you Laura and Colin for your help. I will try and put my nerves on the back burner until the practical is over. I will keeping you posted about D day!