Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

Snapshot

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.
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Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
10,800
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1550
  • 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
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
  • installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
  • attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
  • maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
  • conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
  • conducting low-voltage switching operations
  • fitting pole hardware and crossarms
  • preparing lowand high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
  • may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation

Job Titles

  • Electrical Linesworker
  • Technical Cable Jointer

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in ESI - Asset Inspection
  • Cert III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution

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