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Certificate III in Electroinstrumentation

Electrical Instrumentation

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.

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.

Common Course Requirements

  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.

Graduate Outcome

Potential Job Forecast:

  • Full time electrical instrumentation technicians earn on average $1348 per week.
  • The average hours worked by an electrical instrumentation technician are 43 hours per week
  • Most electrical instrumentation technicians work for larger construction, manufacturing or mining companies
  • Electrical instrumentation technicians have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (81 per cent).

Higher Education Opportunities:

  • Bachelor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Brisbane, Darwin

Intake

February, April, July, October

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

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (324314) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Electronic Instrument Trades Worker is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker is the Certificate III in Electrical Instrumentation

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 Certificate III in Electrical Instrumentation.

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 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker.

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 an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker. 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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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 Electronic Instrument Trades Workers?

Electronic Instrument Trades Workers install, modify, maintain and repair electronic instruments and control systems. An Electronic Instrument Trades Workers also does the following in a normal day:

  • Examines and tests machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults.
  • Adjusts, repairs, replaces worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintains machines, equipment and instruments, advises users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunction.
  • Installs electronic instruments and control systems.
  • Applies knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems.
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Where can I study to be an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker?

You can study to be an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker on the Gold Coast and Cairns

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Can foreigners do an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker apprenticeship in Australia?

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

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How much does an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Electronic Instrument Trades Worker earns $1,348 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker?

To be a qualified Electronic Instrument Trades Worker in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

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How much is an Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control course?

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control courses costs $12,000 – $13,000 per year. Prices may vary depending on education institute

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How long does it take to become a qualified Electronic Instrument Trades Worker?

It takes 24 months to complete the Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control. Durations vary depending on education institute

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What is the study timetable like for a Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control course?

The Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control is generally 15-20 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days. Timetables vary depending on education institute.

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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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How many hours a week does an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker work in a week?

As per Job OutLook, Electronic Instrument Trades Workers work an average of 48 hours per week.

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Is an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker in demand in Australia?

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in Australia

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Can you be an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker without a degree?

Yes, you can become a qualified Electronic Instrument Trades Worker in Australia with a Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

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Is it hard to get a job as an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker?

As per Job Outlook, 94 % of Electronic Instrument Trades Worker are employed full time

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Is the Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control course difficult?

The Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control requires students to have a completed the equivalent of Australian Year 10

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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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