This is the smallest industry in Australia. It covers electricity supply, generation, transmission and distribution, gas supply, water supply as well as sewerage and waste disposal. The workforce is highly skilled, and VET is the main training pathway. Many of the workers are male and part-time work is rare.

Job Profiles

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Chemical and Materials Engineers

Chemical and Materials Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, supervise industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical change, and investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assess and develop their engineering and commercial applications.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum & Power Plant Operators

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production equipment, pump gas and oil from wellheads, refine and process petroleum products, and operate boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,023 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Civil Engineering Professionals

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,916 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,455 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,552 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,175 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Electricians

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Engineering Managers

Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,355 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Environmental Scientists

Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,541 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Stationary Plant Operators

Other Stationary Plant Operators includes a range of occupations such as Boiler or Engine Operators, Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators, Cement Production Plant Operators, Concrete Batching Plant Operators, Concrete Pump Operators, Paper and Pulp Mill Operators, Railway Signal Operators, Train Controllers, Waste Water or Water Plant Operators and Weighbridge Operators.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,411 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,300 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III
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