What's it like to be an Electrician?
Electricians work with electrical systems and networks in domestic, commercial and industrial settings.
Tasks and duties
- Maintaining and repairing electrical appliances.
- Installing and testing electrical systems and their components.
- Removing potential electrical hazards.
Electricians are skilled in performing a range of services safely, including: installing and electrical switchboards, cables and wiring, and diagnosing and repairing electrical malfunctions. The may also perform maintenance on existing electrical systems. The day-to-day tasks of electricians vary depending on their chosen specialisation.
What can I earn as an Electrician?
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How to become an Electrician
- Enrol in a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (UEE22011). This is a good way to get a sense if being an electrician is a career path you want to pursue further.
- Apply for an electrical apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is usually four years, and will include some structured training through a registered training organisation to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811).
- Apply for an Electrician’s Licence. As licensing and registration requirements may vary between states, you should check with the licensing body in your state.
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