Considering a career as an electrician, but not sure what it might involve? Electricians and other electrotechnology workers deal with installation, fit-out and maintenance of electrical systems in domestic and commercial settings. In this industry, there are endless opportunities for career growth, with positions available from the trade level through to management and even owning your own business.
As technologies continually evolve, the electricity and electrotechnology industry provides flexible and challenging avenues for career development. There will always be a need for qualified electricians across domestic, commercial, industrial and mining settings in Western Australia and further abroad.
Want a job that doesn’t look the same day in, day out? As an electrician, you’ll be working on projects in a diverse range of workplace environments. If you have a special interest, you can specialise in particular areas such as solar power, mining, construction or automation.
Whatever your career or study goals are, we are here to support you on your journey. Enrol in an electrical course at WA’s top training provider and get a flying start towards an engaging and rewarding career.
Electrical and Electrotechnology Courses
Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?
When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.
Gain these skills:
- Work effectively in the construction industry
- Use hand and power tools
- Interpret drawings
- Take electrical and electronic measurements
- Solder components
- Workplace health and safety.
Begin a career that illuminates the world.Enrol in an apprenticeship that will light the way to a bright career selecting, installing, setting up, testing, fault finding, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.
Charge up your career today.
When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).
You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, installing low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances, arrange and connect circuits, troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits, using hand and power tools, interpreting drawings, taking electrical and electronic measurements, and workplace health and safety.
This qualification provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. It includes Electrical Regulatory Authority Council (ERAC), or their successor’s, Essential Performance Capabilities for an ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s license’.
Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training through an Australian Apprenticeship, may be required. To obtain an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence in most jurisdictions the qualification must be completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway. Where required for Licencing, the certification documentation issued must indicate if the qualification was completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway.
Compliance is in your career path.Learn to confidently perform testing and tagging, while meeting compliance and ensuring the safety of staff on the worksite. The safety of others and the appliances they use will be in your hands.
Conduct in-service safety inspections and testing of single phase portable electrical equipment in your workplace.
You will need a basic understanding of portable appliance testing equipment and you will only be trained in your specific make and model of portable appliance tester to be used in your workplace.
Topics covered include:
- Ensuring portable electrical equipment is safe to operate in accordance with Western Australian legislation and regulations
- Inspecting and testing portable equipment to the standards set out by AS/NZS3760:2010
- Tag equipment and complete documentation to record results of the inspection and testing procedures to the standards set out by AS/NZ3760:2010
Compliance has never been simpler.Upon completion of this skill set, individuals will receive their White Card, along with skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe on-site.
Enter and work on a construction site.
During this 1 day course you will gain the basic knowledge to safely enter and work on a construction site and includes hazard identification and prevention of workplace accidents and injures. Under Work Health and Safety Legislation you must have a White Card to enter a construction site.
Topics covered include:
- Health and safety requirements
- Construction hazards and control measures
- Health and safety communication and reporting process
- Incident and emergency response procedures