Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Essential Services Electrical Officer

Working as an Essential Services Electrical Officer you will work in very remote locations to provide the safe and continuous supply of power to the community. You will conduct regular servicing and maintenance of power generation units and attend emergency and call-out situations.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 17 required

  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in multiple path circuits
  • Solve problems in single path circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply generator sets
  • Maintain and repair remote area power generation facilities
  • Maintain safety and tidiness of remote area power supply systems
  • Work safely with remote area power supply systems
  • Maintain operation of remote area power generation plant
  • Apply environmental requirements
  • Operate plant and equipment in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus
  • Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus
  • Maintain, test and verify power systems in a very remote community
  • Perform low voltage electricity network switching in a very remote community
  • Solve problems in electrical network apparatus in a very remote community        
  • Solve problems in low voltage electrical network circuits in a very remote community

Elective Units – 7 required

  • Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply battery banks          
  • Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply photovoltaic arrays
  • Inspect overhead poles, structures and electrical apparatus
  • Joint, terminate and maintain low voltage underground polymeric cable
  • Install and maintain poles, structures and hardware
  • Install and maintain low voltage overhead services in a very remote community
  • Install and maintain low voltage underground services in a very remote community

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.

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IICertificate II
IVCertificate IV
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Energy & Utilities

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: 332

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

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

Industry Growth

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

Industry Size

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

Industry Wage

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

Availability Information and More Details

Essential Services Electrical Officer - UET30921
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: 342211

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