Electrical Apprenticeship


Electricians are highly hands-on and are involved in day-to-day work with electrical systems. This may include installing and repairing electrical networks in industrial, domestic and commercial settings. In this role your daily activities will include: testing, repairing, installing and maintaining electrical circuits and wiring.

By starting your electrical apprenticeship you’ll also be involved in:

  • Reviewing wiring diagrams and blueprints to determine sequences and methods of operation.

  • Measuring and laying out installation points.

  • Connecting wires and cables to terminal points and connectors.

  • Diagnosing and testing wiring faults by using electronic equipment.

  • Installing electrical switchboards.

  • Testing circuits.

  • Testing refrigeration and air-conditioning systems

  • Testing, adjusting and installing electrical parts within lifts.

Skills You Will Need:

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to problem-solve

  • An eye for detail

  • A passion for fixing and repairing

  • An ability to plan


Career options available:

  • Electronic Equipment Technician: People who are involved in installing, servicing and repairing electronic equipment across domestic industrial and commercial settings. You may work with machines including: televisions, computers, ovens, office equipment or lifts.

  • Lift mechanic: Electricians who specialise in designing, building, installing, maintaining and repairing lifts and their electrical parts to ensure they function properly and safely.

  • Automotive electrician: People who install, repair and maintain wiring and electronic components in vehicles.

  • Cable Joiner: People who are involved in constructing, repairing and maintaining insulated power supply systems and cables in underground pipes, trenches and overhead high voltage supply systems.

Potential entry level qualifications

  • Certificate II in Electronics

  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

  • Cert II in Automotive Electrical Technology

  • Cert III in Automotive Electrical Technology

  • Cert IV in Automotive Technology

  • Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration


Looking to start your career in Electrical Technology?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to kick-start your career. You get paid on-the-job training, whilst also completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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