Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

Snapshot

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.
fc11b110-aec8-4af0-90ce-d3193d6d1db6
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
Top
match
This career is suited to
The Handicrafter
Find out more

Take our Career Quiz to match your "Skill Set Style" with a career.

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

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • Wed 21 Oct , 2020
  • Brookvale, New South Wales
  • Wed 21 Oct , 2020
  • Bibra Lake, Western Australia
  • Wed 21 Oct , 2020
  • Craigieburn, Victoria
View all  

© Department of Education, Skills and Employment, joboutlook.gov.au

Skip Navigation Links.

Just for you

Events, webinars, information & more

Register Now

Follow us

Follow us today on our social networks