CONTRIBUTION TO NET ZERO
Electricians install new electrical equipment that allows building occupants and industrial energy users to efficiently electrify, reducing their energy use. They play a critical role in decarbonising buildings and industry by installing critical technologies like solar panels and batteries.
Electricians are also critical to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electricity grid, and large-scale solar, wind, hydro and battery projects. They may also be critical to maintaining electric equipment on mining and manufacturing sites
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Business operations and financial activities
- Digital technologies and electronics
- Human resources
- Operating procedures and processes
- Production processes and machinery
- Quality control and inspections
- Science and mathematics
- Work activities preparation
More information can be found in the Australian Skills Classification’s Electrician (General) occupation profile.
COMMON CAREER CHARACTERISTICS
To become an Electrician, you must complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician), which is usually combined with an apprenticeship. Electricians are also required to maintain appropriate licenses and registrations in the state or territory in which they operate.
RELEVANT TRAINING & EDUCATION RESOURCES
Electricians can specialise in rooftop solar installation, energy efficiency and electrification and EVs. They can also expand their services to deliver associated services, like those offered by Home Energy Assessors, Insulation Installers and NABERS Energy Assessors.
Read more about what Electricians do at yourcareer.gov.au.
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