Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Courses

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What does an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician do?

An Electrical and Instrumentation Technician, or E&I Technician works with equipment to ensure it operates properly. These technicians can work in a variety of different workplaces including manufacturing plants, paper mills, food processing plants and oil refineries.

E&I Technicians are likely to be responsible for installing equipment, servicing it, troubleshooting problems and making repairs where necessary. This may involve installing and maintaining electrical circuits, repairing motors and generators, fixing robotics and programming controllers.

Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Electrical and Instrumentation Technician.

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How much does an E&I Technician earn?

In Australia, a full-time E&I Technician generally earns $1,550 per week ($80,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for E&I Technicians?

The role of an E&I Technician has experienced stable growth over the past 5 years. It is predicted that there will be a strong growth of this occupation over the next 5 years as the demand for these skills continues to increase.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an E&I Technician?

To work as an E&I Technician, you will need to complete a relevant tertiary qualification. This is typically at least a Certificate III or IV, however many people choose to complete an Advanced Diploma. Depending on the area you want to work in, you might choose an Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities or Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au