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Electronics Trades Workers maintain, adjust and repair electronic equipment such as business machines, video and audio equipment, and electronic instruments and control systems, and transmit and receive radio messages.
Installs, maintains and repairs electronic business equipment such as multi-function devices, photocopiers, scanners, fax machines and cash registers.
Specialisations: Photocopier Technician
Transmits and receives radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.
Specialisations: Communication Information Systems Sailor (Navy), Communications and Information Systems Controller (Air Force), Operator Specialist Communications (Army)
Installs, maintains and repairs electronic equipment and systems such as audio and visual reproduction equipment, home entertainment systems, computers and electronic security systems.
Specialisations: Audiovisual Technician, Fire Alarm Technician, Home Theatre Technician, Security Technician, Video Technician
Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs electronic instruments and control systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Communication Electronic Technician (Air Force), Electronic Technician (Navy)
Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles. Registration or licensing may be required.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 29,500 workers. The number of workers has fallen over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow moderately to 30,900. Around 20,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Electronics Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
Fixing machines or systems.
Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and what to do about it.
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Reading work related information.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Use rules to solve problems.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic machines, devices, and equipment.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?
How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?
How important is being very exact or highly accurate?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.