The Internet is a great source of information on amateur radio and a good place to start is at Radio and Electronics School Website
On passing your exam you can start on air as soon as the ACMA put you name up on there web site, start looking from about 10-21 days after the exam (only a guide) this will depend on there work load at the time.
For many, this can be the start of a great hobby and/or career in electronics and communications.
You will find all manner of practical information on this site
With a club help you will get your licence just give us a call and away you go into the hobby.
Last update 10/10/2015
Sherbrooke Community Radio Club Inc “VK3KID”