Earn While You Learn
An electrical apprenticeship is an exciting career option for both young people leaving school and for current out of trade or electrical apprentice’s looking for a change in experience or direction.
With nationally recognised qualifications, an electrical qualification could be your passport to a world of exciting career opportunities.
An electrical apprenticeship provides a combination of employment and structured training (On the Job and Off the Job training) enabling apprentices to achieve relevant industry skills.
The duration of this apprenticeship is normally a nominal term of 4 years; however, as a competency-based program, it is possible to complete the qualification in a shorter time.
For more information on apprenticeships, please call the Department of Education and Training – Apprenticeships infoline on 1800 210 210 or visit their website: http://apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au/apprentices/index.html
How do I become an electrician?
To become a licensed electrician, you have to successfully undertake an electrical apprenticeship. As an apprentice, you will learn to install and maintain electrical components, wiring, equipment and systems.
To gain the necessary competencies, you may be rotated between industry employers and will be expected to travel between work sites.
Once qualified, licensed electricians can expand their skills for specialised areas of the electrical industry, including but not limited to:
- home automation
- C-BUS and TEBIS systems that control lighting, security, home theatres
- air conditioning
- residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Other career paths for consideration could include:
- Air Conditioning
- Control Systems
- Fire Protection
- Installation and Servicing
- Plant Servicing
- Signalling (Rail)