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Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment
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Electricians
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
140,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1451
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • testing continuity of circuit
  • installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts

Job Titles

  • Electrician
  • Electrician (Special Class)
  • Lift Mechanic

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Electronics
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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