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Electrical Apprenticeships

The electrical industry is a diverse field encompassing a wide range of expert trade specialisations.

Electrical trades include designing, installing, maintaining and repairing systems and equipment in various settings, such as residential, commercial, and industrial environments.

Those working in the electrical industry may be involved in projects related to power generation, transmission, and distribution, or they might specialise in renewable energy systems, such as solar or wind power.

They may also work with control and security systems, air conditioning, telecommunications, or electrical safety inspections.

Electrical Trade Specialisations

Electrical apprentices are in high demand with a number of qualifications included on the Government’s Australian Apprenticeships Priority List.

In 2024 support payments are available for eligible apprentices on top of attractive wages that will see you earning while you learn your trade.

Get started with an electrical apprenticeship by searching for roles on our Jobs Board, or learn more about electrical trade specialisations:

An electrical apprenticeship typically takes around 4 years.

Your hands-on training will be supervised by an experienced and licensed tradesperson in a real-world work environment, combined with off-the-job study of a relevant qualification usually at Certificate III level.

There are a number of electrical qualifications you can undertake depending on your trade specialisation area.

  • Electrical Qualifications
    • UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
    • UEE32220 Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • UEE30920 Certificate III in Electronics and Communications
    • UEE33020 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting
    • UEE31220 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
    • UEE30420 Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications
    • UEE31420 Certificate III in Security Equipment
MIGAS Electrical Apprentices

Lachlan (L) completed his Electrical Apprenticeship with MIGAS in 2020, alongside current Electrical and Instrumentation dual trade apprentice, Seth.

Become an Electrical Apprentice

If a career in an electrical trade is for you, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees can get you started. View roles available now on Jobs Board

MIGAS is a Group Training Organisation operating in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. We work with host companies to provide electrical apprenticeship opportunities, and will support you throughout your training.

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Electrical Apprenticeship Career Outcomes

An electrical apprenticeship can lead to a range of trade professions and industries including:

  • Electrician
  • Air Conditioning Installation Technician
  • Security Systems Technician
  • Solar Installer
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Shutdown Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Electrical Maintainer
  • Signal Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Fire Systems Technician
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Electrical Leading Hand
  • Powerline Tradesperson
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Cable Jointer
MIGAS Electrician Apprentice Niamh

MIGAS Electrical Apprentice, Niamh, completed her Electrotechnology Electrician qualification.

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Electrical Apprenticeship FAQ

Find out more about apprenticeships in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.