Emigrate As An Electrician To Australia
Job titles in this field:
- Electrician (General)
- Electrician (Special Class)
- Lift Mechanic
- Electrical Fitter
- Armature Winder
- Electrical Contractor
- Heavy Coil Winder
- Railway Signal Electrician
- Lift Electrician
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Government Report On Job Prospects
Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions. Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with high average salaries. It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified with a positive skills assessment.
- Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Electricians is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
- Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose very strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Electricians to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly.
- This is a very large occupation (165,500 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
- Electricians have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (93.8 per cent). For Electricians working full-time, average weekly hours are 40.6 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the seventh decile. Unemployment for Electricians is average.
- The most common level of educational attainment for Electricians is Certificate III/IV (74.4 per cent).
- Electricians are mainly employed in: Construction; Manufacturing; and Mining.
This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies.
A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.
|How many workers are employed in this occupation?||165,500||10|
|How many work full-time (% share)?||93.8||9|
|What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?||1400||7|
|How does unemployment compare with other occupations?||average||5|
|What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?||61.7||9|
|What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?||18.1||8|
|What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?||19.8||8|
|What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?||strong growth||8|
|What will be the level of future job openings?||high||10|
ELECTRICIANS design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and may specialise in servicing and repair lifts, escalators, airconditioning, machinery and related electrical equipment.
- 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
- installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts
Electrician (Special Class)
Alternative Title:Electrical Fitter
Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Heavy Coil Winder
Railway Signal Electrician
ELECTRICIAN (SPECIAL CLASS)
Services and repairs intricate and complex electrical and electronic circuitry. Registration or licensing is required.
Alternative Title: Lift Electrician
Designs, installs, maintains, services and repairs electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment. Registration or licensing is required.
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