You usually need to undertake an apprenticeship in electrical powerlines (transmission or distribution) to work as an Electrical Linesworker.
Registration with the relevant state or territory board is needed to work as an Electrical Linesworker.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- electrical linesworker licence
- rigging tickets
- potential apprentices with colour blindness may need to discuss their eye condition with their training provider and employer around whether it will prevent them from gaining their technical qualifications
- elevated platform ticket
- manual drivers licence
- first aid certificate
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Transmission & Distribution VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
Useful links and resources