Snapshot

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?
141,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1415
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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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

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

Featured Job
  • Apprentice Electrician (2nd/3rd year)

  • ELECTROPLEX PTY LTD
  • 2nd or 3rd Year Apprentice Electrician; You will assist and learn all domestic and commercial installation and maintenance work and some industrial, whilst working with some of the best Electricians in Sydney.
    • Van available for right candidate
    • Uniform supplied
    • Great team environment
  • Trades & ServicesElectricians
  • Fri 16 Nov , 2018
  • Sydney, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Thu 15 Nov , 2018
  • Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory
Featured Job
  • Electrician Apprentice

  • Aran Electrical Services
  • incoming electrical works will be attended by electrician. all work plan is going to be discuss for the day and Apprentice task is discussed during this time. Apprentice assist electrician as per plan provided this includes; unloading, load, materials and tools, pull wire, conduit and install electrical device and at finishing work clean up work area at the end of work.
    • Trades & ServicesElectricians
    • Wed 14 Nov , 2018
    • Heathwood, Queensland
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