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Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

Snapshot

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

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Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
6,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1914
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
  • assisting with research and experimentation programs

Job Titles

  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Technician

Job Titles

  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Technician

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade
  • Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

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