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Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship

The career pathway for an electrical fitter can allow you to specialise as switchboard builders, armature winders, or electrical instrument fitters who test, repair and maintain electrical measuring equipment used in industry.

An Electrical Fitting Apprenticeship will prepare you for a job where you will typically work on the development and maintenance of major electrical infrastructure including the wiring between electrical components or in major machinery used in industries like mining or manufacturing.

They are sometimes referred to as an Electrical Fitter Mechanic.

How Long is an Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship?

Completing an electrical fitting apprenticeship typically takes 3-4 years.

You will gain an nationally accredited qualification, UEE33020 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting, while undertaking hand-on training in a real-world setting.

Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship

What is an Electrical Fitter

An Electrical Fitter is a skilled tradesperson who specialises in assembling, installing, and maintaining electrical systems and machinery in industrial and manufacturing settings.

Their main responsibilities include reading and interpreting electrical schematics and diagrams, assembling and installing electrical equipment and machinery, and testing and troubleshooting electrical systems to ensure they operate safely and efficiently.

Electrical fitters are also responsible for conducting routine maintenance on electrical systems and machinery, as well as diagnosing and repairing any faults or issues that arise.

Some of the specific tasks an electrical fitter might perform include installing and maintaining switchboards, control panels, and distribution boards, installing and maintaining motors and generators, and connecting and testing electrical wiring and cabling. They may also work with more complex electrical systems, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and automation systems.

The work day for an electrical fitter can vary depending on the specific job and industry, but it typically involves a combination of hands-on work, problem-solving, and collaboration with other tradespeople and professionals.

Tasks include:

  • Reviewing job specifications and blueprints
  • Assembling, installing, and testing electrical equipment, machinery, and systems
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with electrical systems and equipment, and implementing solutions to fix the problems
  • Collaborating with other tradespeople, such as electricians, mechanics, and engineers, to ensure that all aspects of the project are completed safely and efficiently
  • Conducting routine maintenance and inspections on electrical systems and equipment to ensure that they are operating correctly and safely
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed, including any repairs, modifications, or upgrades to electrical systems and equipment

Electrical Fitter Apprentice Skill Requirements

An electrical fitter apprentice should possess a range of skills and qualities that are essential for success in this field. They include:

  • Technical Skills

    Electrical fitter apprentices must have a strong understanding of electrical systems, equipment, and machinery. They should be able to read and interpret technical diagrams and schematics, and have knowledge of electrical codes and safety standards.

  • Problem-solving Skills

    You will be troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with electrical systems and equipment so strong analytical skills and an ability to think creatively and develop solutions to complex problems are ideal.

  • Attention to Detail

    Electrical fitting apprentices must be able to work with precision and accuracy to install and maintain electrical systems, and follow detailed instructions.

  • Physical Fitness

    Electrical fitter apprentices must have good physical stamina and be able to work in a variety of environments, including confined spaces and at heights. They should also be comfortable lifting heavy equipment and working with hand and power tools.

Find an Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship

Looking for a challenging and fulfilling career in the electrical industry? If you are a problem-solver with a strong technical aptitude, an electrical fitting apprenticeship could be the right fit for you.

Consider an electrical fitter apprenticeship and gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in this exciting field.


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.