Electrical Instrumentation Apprenticeships

An Electrical Instrumentation Apprenticeships will prepare you for a job where you will primarily focus on the measurement, automation and control of systems used to monitor and maintain temperature, pressure and flow in processes for industries such as mining, oil and gas, food and manufacturing.

Electrical Instrumentation takes a curious mind. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will develop the skills essential for investigating systems, installing equipment, servicing them and ensuring everything is operating at peak performance. This qualification offers opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries. You could find yourself working for large multinational organisations, such as Honeywell, BHP Billiton or even Arnott's Biscuits.

There are major two pathways to become qualified in both Instrumentation and Control – either as an apprenticeship completing the UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control or as a specialisation for an electrical tradesperson who has already completed the Certificate IV in Instrumentation.

This trade typically requires a five-year apprenticeship, with opportunities for Dual Trade qualifications in the HVAC industry. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the job Electrical Instrumentation

Examine and test faulty electronic instruments and control systems to diagnose faults
Install electrical and electronic control systems and insulated cables
Measure and record information relating to physical and chemical events within systems and their components
Calibrate equipment to make sure they are operating correctly and at optimum potential
Maintain and repair electrical plant, machinery and instrumentations in a commercial bakery
Pursue further training in order to specialise in new electronic technologies and advance your skills
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Skill Requirements for success in Electrical Instrumentation Apprenticeships

  • Strong math skills
  • Normal colour vision
  • Manual dexterity
  • Diagnostic ability
  • Capability to colour code


  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Instrumentation
  • Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
  • Certificate III in Electrician/Instrumentation
  • Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation

Available Apprenticeships

3rd or 4th Year Electrotechnology Apprenticeship

Moorebank, NSW | JOB ID 5655

Continuing 3rd or 4th Year Electrical Apprenticeship on offer for a motivated and mature minded individual

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship

Derrimut, VIC | JOB ID 5909

Interested in mechanical and electrical roles but unsure which one to choose? This Air-Con and Refrigeration Apprenticeship could be perfect for you

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW | JOB ID 5926

Exciting opportunity for you to start your trade career with this Air-Con and Refrigeration Apprenticeship based around the transport industry