Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.
Electrical Engineers
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  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth

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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
  • determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
  • developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
  • interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
  • organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
  • establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
  • designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic
  • may specialise in research in areas such as power generation and transmission systems, transformers, switchgear and electric motors, telemetry and control systems.

Job Titles

  • Electrical Engineer

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade
  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Diploma of Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering

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