Electricians (Special Class) service and repair intricate and complex electrical and electronic circuitry.

    An apprenticeship in electrical mechanics is needed to work as an Electrician (Special Class).

    Tasks

    • Examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation.
    • Measures and lays out insulation reference points.
    • Selects, cuts and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors.
    • Uses electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults.
    • Repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts.
    • Positions and installs electrical switchboards.
    • Connects electrical systems to power supply.
    • Tests continuity of circuit.

    More about Electricians

    All Electricians

    • $1,823 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Electricians (Special Class)

    • Unavailable Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 51 hours Average full-time
    • 39 years Average age
    • % female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Electricians (Special Class) (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 60 in 2011 to 90 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Electricians (Special Class) work in Victoria and South Australia and Western Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Construction; Manufacturing; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (95%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 51 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 39 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 0% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    • TAS

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    An apprenticeship in electrical mechanics is needed to work as an Electrician (Special Class).

    Membership with Master Electricians Australia may be useful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • construction induction card (white card)
    • driver's licence
    • Psychometric or aptitude tests

    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 Electrotechnology VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

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    Employers look for Electricians who have good people skills, are reliable and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Building and Construction

      78% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    2. Mechanical

      73% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    3. Mathematics

      61% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Design

      57% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    5. Customer and Personal Service

      54% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2111.00 - Electricians.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      96% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    2. Spend Time Standing

      94% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Contact With Others

      92% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    5. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      91% Important

      How often are you there sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2111.00 - Electricians.

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