Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Working as an Electrical Maintenance Technician in the electricity supply industry, you will undertake maintenance, diagnostic and repair of electrical, electronic and instrumentation equipment and systems. You will comply with drawings and instructions for new installations and commission start up of new equipment.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 820 weighting points

  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
  • Evaluate performance of low voltage electrical apparatus
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
  • Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
  • Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
  • Develop and connect electrical control circuits   
  • Carry out operational checks on in-service electrical plant
  • Control permit to work operations
  • Facilitate workplace communication
  • Monitor and implement environmental site plans and procedures

Elective Units – 460 weighting points

  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers    
  • Maintain complex electrical equipment
  • Conduct single energy source isolation procedures for permit to work     
  • Diagnose and repair faults in complex electrical equipment
  • Modify complex electrical equipment
  • Inspect electrical generators and diagnose faults
  • Conduct technical inspection of process plant and equipment
  • Conduct routine generator electrical maintenance

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.

Job Pathways

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector

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Maintenance - Electrical / Electronics

IICertificate II
IIICertificate III
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Energy & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 0

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 29/3/2022. 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.

Availability Information and More Details

Electrical Maintenance Technician - UEP40322
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencements

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ANZSCO Classification: 399213

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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