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Electrician (General)

Also known as Electrical Fitter.

Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • testing continuity of circuit
Specialisations
  • Armature Winder
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Heavy Coil Winder
  • Railway Signal Electrician
Job prospects for Electricians in Victoria

Occupations in the Electricians group include Electrician (General), Electrician (Special Class) and Lift Mechanic.

Employment prospects
There are currently 30,300 Electricians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,467.00

Hourly earnings
$38.00

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

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