Electrical instrumentation is one of the fastest growing industries, not just in Australia but all over the world.

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (342315) – is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) .

Electrical instrumentation technicians troubleshoot, repair and maintain the various parts needed to keep electronic machinery running smoothly and effectively.

Many industrial firms now use automation practices that require highly programmed electronic equipment to do work that used to be performed by people. Due to high intensity of how much these automated machines are used, they run into quite a number of problems and need experts to be able to upgrade, alter and fix issues that may arise. Looking forward, employment for instrumentation technicians is expected to grow strongly.

The Course 

Certificate III in Electroinstrumentation


Course Duration: 24 months

Location: Brisbane

Intake Dates: Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct

Cost: $12,000 per year

Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  3. The course includes 360 hours of vocational placement.

Graduate Outcome: 

Graduates will meet the educational qualifications to work as an electrical instrumentation technician in Australia and will be skilled in many aspects of the trade including but not limited to:

  • Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities.
  • Apply occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace.
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components.
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits.
  • Fix and secure electro technology equipment.
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications.

Job Forecast & Career Information:

  • Full time electrical instrumentation technicians earn on average $1050 per week.
  • The average hours worked by an electrical instrumentation technician are 40.1 hours per week.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years).
  • Most electrical instrumentation technicians work for larger construction, manufacturing or mining companies.
  • Looking forward, employment for instrumentation technicians to November 2018 is expected to grow strongly.
  • Electrical instrumentation technicians have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (93.8 per cent).

Education Pathways:

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (342315) – is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List .

  • Certificate III in Instrumentation & Control
  • 2 years on the job experience

Options for a Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Have a read through this article which details how by studying the right course it could greatly increase your prospects of obtaining a permanent visa.

*Note* It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.


If you are interested in studying Electrical Instrumentation & Control in Australia contact Pathway to Aus to speak with one of our Education Agents. We can explain to you the course costs, duration and education providers so you better know your options.

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