If you are looking for a rewarding job that will allow you to work in construction, in one the highest paid roles in the construction sector, perhaps you may want to study Electrotechnology. Australia is recognised for providing some of the highest skilled Electricians in the World. The Certificate III in Electrotechnology course will provide students with the required skills to work in the building and construction industry as a Electrician in Australia.
Electrician is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
What does a Electrician do?
Electricians cover some of the most important aspects of any construction project. Some of the tasks you will be competent in and be able to under take are: solve problems in D.C Circuits, Terminate cables cords and accessories for low voltage circuits, Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits, Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector, Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits,Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services, design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes + Much more.
- Full time Electricians earn on average $$1200.00 per week.
- The average hours worked by a Electrician In Australia is 40.1 hours per week.
- Electricians can work for them self or be part of a larger company.
Certificate III in Electrotechnology
Duration: 24 months
Common Course Requirements:
- Must have graduated year 10 in home country
- Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components
- This course includes 400 hours of vocational placement
Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as a Electrician in Australia and find employment in the building and construction industry. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of the Electrical Trade including
- Plan and organise work
- Develop and connect electrical control circuits
- Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
- Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
- Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
Electrician (341111) – is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.
- Certificate III in Electrotechnology
- 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 soul the purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
Job Forecasts & Facts
- Over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for Electricians is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings can arise from employment growth and people leaving the occupation. Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
- Employment for this occupation rose strongly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Electricians to November 2018 is expected to grow strongly.
- This is a very large occupation (145,400 in November 2013) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
- Electricians have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (94 per cent). For Electricians working full-time, average weekly hours are 41.1 (compared to 41.1 for all occupations) and earnings are above average – in the eighth decile. Unemployment for Electricians is below average.
If you are interested in studying to be a Electrician 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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