What does this industry cover?
Workers in this sector can work across a number of industries including manufacturing, communications, mining, construction, renewables, domestic and commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning.
The development of packaged home automation systems is changing consumer’s behaviour, allowing them to use smart devices to communicate with each other and monitor and adjust their electricity usage. This increased use of technology is creating opportunities and changes in the Electrotechnology Industry.
Renewable technology and clean energy are being promoted by government. Projects across the country include the usage of batteries and pumped-hydro to store energy, wind generation, and solar heating and cooling and the phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons to reduce carbon emissions.
Some qualifications that are undertaken by Australian Apprentices in this sector can lead to an occupation that is listed on the National Skills Needs List, and may lead to additional incentives and personal benefits.