Electronic Equipment Trades Workers install, maintain and repair 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.

Either extensive experience or a certificate III in computer systems equipment; custom electronics installations; electronics and communications or similar is needed to work as an Electronic Equipment Trades Worker.

Tasks

  • Examines and tests machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults.
  • Adjusts, repairs, replaces worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintains machines, equipment and instruments, advises users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunction.
  • Installs electronic instruments and control systems.
  • Applies knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems.

All Electronics Trades Workers

  • $1,348 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Average unemployment Unemployment

Electronic Equipment Trades Workers

  • 16,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Electronic Equipment Trades Workers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 20,100 in 2011 to 16,600 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: Electronic Equipment Trades Workers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Construction; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (78%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 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: 4% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Other Services19.7
Construction19.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15.5
Public Administration and Safety10.8
Other Industries34.9

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateElectronic Equipment Trades WorkersAll Jobs Average
NSW32.431.6
VIC25.225.6
QLD21.920.0
SA6.27.0
WA10.010.8
TAS1.72.0
NT1.01.0
ACT1.71.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketElectronic Equipment Trades WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-192.9-5.05.0
20-249.7-9.39.3
25-3426.1-22.922.9
35-4423.2-22.022.0
45-5420.6-21.621.6
55-598.6-9.09.0
60-645.7-6.06.0
65 and Over3.2-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationElectronic Equipment Trades WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree13.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.5-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV35.3-21.121.1
Year 1219.7-18.118.1
Year 113.8-4.84.8
Year 10 and below7.4-12.512.5

Either extensive experience or a certificate III in computer systems equipment; custom electronics installations; electronics and communications or similar is needed to work as an Electronic Equipment Trades Worker.

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Employers look for Electronics Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Communications and media

    64% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  3. Telecommunications

    62% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  4. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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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, 27-4011.00 - Audio and Video Equipment Technicians.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Contact with people

    85% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

Occupational Information Network
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, 27-4011.00 - Audio and Video Equipment Technicians.

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