Job Description

Electricians are responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of wiring that brings electrical power into any type of building or structure. Electricians work with systems that can be located in homes, commercial or industrial buildings, and even machines and large pieces of equipment.

Careers Ladder


Given the technical nature of this type of career, qualifications are mandatory. You may like to apply for an electrical apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is usually four years and include training in a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Once you have completed your training you should apply for an Electrician’s Licence.

If you already have some experience but no qualifications and are looking to learn more you might consider a Certificate II in Electrotechnology


  • 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;