Electrical Technician Courses

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What does an Electrical Technician do?

Electrical Technicians install and maintain telecommunications equipment and appliances (network equipment, broadband routers, switchboards, telephones) at businesses, government organisations, and private residences. They attach cables and wires to appliances and replace faulty or damaged equipment.

As a Electrical Technician you’ll be travelling to client homes or businesses, sometimes working in regional or remote areas. You’ll need good problem solving skills as well as the ability to explain to a client how to use their new phone or WIFI router.

Electrical Technician Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Electrical Technician.

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How much do Electrical Technicians earn?

In Australia, a full time Electrical Technician generally earns $1,823 per week ($94,796 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience and technical expertise you can expect a higher salary than people who are new to the role.

What are the job opportunities for Electrical Technicians?

There are approximately 12,700 Electrical Technicians employed in Australia right now. Electrical Technicians are employed by media and telecommunications providers as well as construction, manufacturing, scientific, and defence organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Electrical Technician?

Electrical Technicians require a Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation but a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications will also be helpful. These courses take 12 months to complete.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Telecommunications.

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