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Silhouettes of five men who are doing their Mature Age Apprenticeships. There is a Plumber, an Electrician and a carpenter

An electrician fixing some electrical equipment, he has a tool belt and earmuffs for protection.

Electrician Apprenticeship is another extremely popular Apprenticeship in Australia. Electricians are in charge of maintaining all types of electrical systems, networks, facilities and appliances. There will always be demand for Electricians, however, due to the potential dangers involved in the profession, the only way to become an Electrician is by completing supervised training.

How to get an Electrician Apprenticeship in Australia?

  • You must first complete an electrician apprenticeship that will allow you to obtain an AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) certificate III, this should include two years of practical training, or a certificate IV. You can secure one through an established company or under a contractor.
  • Get in contact with your state’s local Electrician Licensing Authority to find learn more about what the registration prerequisites in your specific area.
  • One general requirement that every Electrician Authority has, is for the candidate to take various assessments to measure your competence.
  • Once you pass these assessments and any other prerequisites you will need to fill in the application forms, together with your electrician apprenticeship certificates, photograph and any other relevant supporting documents.
  • You can now submit your application and if everything is in order, you will receive a Electrician licence, which means you are able to carry out works without the need of supervision.

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A good first place to look for Electrician Apprenticeships in Australia would be by contacting Energy Australia, as they offer four different Apprenticeship programmes that are completely paid. The only requirements to apply for their Apprenticeship are to be an Australian citizen, have basic mathematics skills and for you to have completed high school.

You can contact Energy Australia by phone on 1300 063 884 or by post

Energy Australia, GPO Box 4009, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia

 Some essential qualities needed to get an Electrician Apprenticeship:

  • Great hand-eye coordination
  • Good eyesight.
  • No colour-vision problems, as you will need to distinguish between coloured wires.
  • Very methodical approach to working
  • Great technical ability
  • Be responsible.

-Mature Age Apprenticeships.org Team

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