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Service Technician

Install, maintain, test and repair various equipment or systems.

What's it like to be a Service Technician?

Service Technicians install, maintain, test and repair various equipment or systems. They may be required to travel to a client’s location, to provide these services. Service Technicians may specialise in a particular area such as air-conditioning and refrigeration, electrical, fire alarms, security systems, and audio-visual equipment.

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The qualifications or licensing you’ll need to work as Service Technician will depend on the field in which you specialise. A trade qualification may be an advantage.

  1. If you’re interested in refrigeration, consider undertaking a Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32211).
  2. If you’re interested in electrical servicing, you’ll need to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811).
  3. You could also consider mechanical servicing. You’ll need to do complete a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (MEM30205).

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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

This certificate gives you the skills to maintain and repair electrical systems. It also includes the requirements for an Electrician's licence.

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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

This certificate gives you the skills to select, install, test, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment.

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Nov 2018
Service Technician work is different every day.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Air conditioning service
The good things
The job is very diversified and can be challenging. Both physically and mentally. The ability to diagnose faults from Customers feedback and past experiences is an important part of the job and will a...
The challenges
It takes a long time to learn the various faults and correctly diagnose them. Training and continual learning is paramount as appliances change regularly and different faults appear. Job installations...
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Nov 2018
Being a Service Technician is a way of life...
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Electronics & Diploma of Computer Systems
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Service Centre for a Manufacturer of Pumps
The good things
It is satisfying to be able to solve a problem, especially the ones that are left of center and not so common. Helping people with little issues is great and the thanks they provide with the smiles on...
The challenges
Challenges generally include not being given the whole story or all the information around problem that leaves you either guessing and or having to go back and forth trying to extract the information ...
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