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Automotive Electrician
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Automotive Electrical Fitter.

Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
  • adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
Job prospects for Automotive Electricians in Victoria

Occupation in the Automotive Electricians group include Automotive Electrician

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 1,000 Automotive Electricians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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