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

1. Students need to be at least 18 years old.
2. Academic requirement: Completion of Australian Year 12 OR overseas equivalent.
3. Present English language proficiency evidence

      • IELTS, PTE, etc. (IELTS: 6.0 overall – no band less than 5.5; OR equivalent). The test result must be valid within 2 years at the time of the visa application.
      • Some Education Institutions offer an in-house English Placement Test that you can take to meet the English entry requirements.
      • Exemptions apply if:
        – you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
        – you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
        – you have completed at least 5 years of study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.

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:

Course Details

Price (per year)

$25 000 - $30 000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Brisbane

Intake

January/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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