Job Description

Electricians work with electrical systems and networks in domestic, commercial and industrial settings. They plan, install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Electricians are responsible for more specific jobs depending on their specialisations and the industries they choose to work in. 

Careers Ladder


To start a career as an Electrician you must complete a traineeship or apprenticeship. Qualifications in this field of work are required to ensure knowledge and competency.

Through TAFE or another recognised training establisment, consider enroling in a Certificate II in Electrotechnology. 

For apprenticeships, it is usually four years, and will include some structured training through a registered training organisation to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Apply for an Electrician’s Licence. As licensing and registration requirements may vary between states, you should check with the licensing body in your state.


  • Competent
  • Communicator
  • Detail Orientated
  • Efficient
  • Interpersonal
  • Self-motivator
  • Thorough
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Maintenance
  • Installation
  • Technical Minded
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Australian Electrical Standards
  • Testing

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;