What's it like to be an Electrician?
Electricians work with electrical systems and networks in domestic, commercial and industrial settings.
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.
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How to become an Electrician
- Consider completing a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22020). This is a good way to sample this career path before committing to further training.
- Complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820) as part of an apprenticeship. This typically takes 4 years and includes structured training through a registered training organisation and workplace experience.
- 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 for specific details.
- Ensure you have other relevant licences that may be required, such as a certification to work at heights and/or in confined spaces. You may also need to gain a White Card which will allow you to work on a construction site.
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