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Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

Electrical Engineering

After completion of this course students will be ready to work in the electronics industry as an electrical engineering technician

Electrical Engineering Technician

is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

Throughout your studies you will learn technical knowledge that will allow you to give advice to clients in a sales environment.  Students will also gain skills in variable speed drivers, analogue and digital electronics, programmable logic controls and renewable energy. When you finish the course, students will have the ability to design and evaluate electrical systems and equipment.

Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of electronic engineering technician including:

  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector.
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components.
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits.
  • Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components.
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus.
  • Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
  • Fault find and repair complex power supplies.
  • Design and develop advanced digital systems.
  • Troubleshoot communication systems.
  • Develop, enter and verify  control progams for programmable controls
  • Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits
  • Must have graduated year 11 in home country.
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.

Potential Job Forecast:

  • Electronic engineer technicians average weekly earnings is $1,784 per week.
  • The average hours worked in Australia are 46 per week.
  • Electronic engineering draftspersons, technicians have a high proportion of full-time jobs (88 per cent).
  • They can work independently or be part of a larger energy company, mining company and government.

Higher Education Opportunities:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Brisbane, Sydney

Intake

February

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 of 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 with no experience to have their skills assessed. 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.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson (312311) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons is delivered through – Engineers Australia (EA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson is the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical.

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical.

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Electrical Engineering Draftsperson.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Electrical Engineering Draftsperson you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Interviews with Our Students

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William is studying Associate Degree of Civil Engineering at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. He's building up his work experience and will apply for a permanent visa to Australia.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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After finishing high school, Louis decided to Automotive Mechanical at a college on The Gold Coast. After completing this course he obtained the Temporary Graduate Work Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as an Electrical Engineering Technician?

An Electrical Engineering Technician conducts tests of electrical systems, prepare charts and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. An Electrical Engineering Technician also does the following in a normal day:

  • Collects data, performs tests and calculations, graphs results, and prepares charts and tabulation.
  • Estimates materials, costs and quantities.
  • Inspects designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations.
  • Assembles, installs, tests, modifies and repairs electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements.
  • Undertakes electrical workshop functions, such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices.
  • Assists with research and experimentation programs.
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Where can I study to be an Electrical Engineering Technician in Australia?

You can study to be an Electrical Engineering Technician in Brisbane, Australia

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Can foreigners do an Electrical Engineering Technician apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do an Electrical Engineering Technician apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified Electrical Engineering Technician. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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How much does an Electrical Engineering Technician get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Electrical Engineering Technician earns $1,784 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be an Electrical Engineering Technician?

To be a qualified Electrical Engineering Technician in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

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How much is an Electrical Engineering Technician course?

An Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical course, costs $12,400 per year

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How long does it take to become a qualified Electrical Engineering Technician?

It takes 24 months to complete the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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Is the Electrical Engineering Technician course difficult?

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical requires students to have a sound achievement in Australian Year 12 level Math & English

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Can you be an Electrical Engineering Technician without a degree?

Yes, you can become a qualified Electrical Engineering Technician or a Electronic Engineering Draftsperson in Australia with an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical.

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Is it hard to get a job as an Electrical Engineering Technician?

As per Job Outlook, 88% of Electrical Engineering Technicians are employed full time

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How does the future of Electrical Engineering Technician industry look?

As per Job OutLook, the industry for Electrical Engineering Technicians is predicted to have strong future growth

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Are Electrical Engineering Technicians in demand in Australia?

Electrical Engineering Technician is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in Australia

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How many hours a week does an Electrical Engineering Technician work in a week?

As per Job OutLook, Electrical Engineering Technicians work an average of 46 hours per week.

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How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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