Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Electrical Instrumentation Fitter

Working as an Electrical Instrumentation Fitter you would select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of physical/chemical phenomenon and related process controls.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 920 weighting points

  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • Find and rectify faults in process final control elements
  • Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
  • Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
  • Set up and adjust PID control loops
  • Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops
  • Set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals
  • Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring

Elective Units – 140 weighting points

  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies 

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

Job Pathways

Electrotechnology

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 12517

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Electrical Instrumentation Fitter - UEE31220
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

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Part Time
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ASbA
Classification A A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship
T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship
* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 342315

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only.

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