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Electrician Apprenticeship

Electrician Apprenticeships provide comprehensive training and practical experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, testing and commissioning of electrical equipment and systems used in industrial, commercial, and domestic settings.

Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.

An electrician apprenticeship offers a pathway to obtaining an electrical trade qualification, which can open many doors to diverse career opportunities.

How Long is an Electrician Apprenticeship?

The typical length of an electrical apprenticeship is 3-4 years.

During your training you will be paid to work and gain hands-on experience and skills under the supervision of qualified Electricians, and complete a nationally accredited qualification such as a UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.

MIGAS Electrician Apprentice Anna

Anna completed her Electrician Apprenticeship with MIGAS, completing her on-the-job training within the mining sector.

What is an Electrician

Depending on the certificate and practical specialisation completed, an electrician may find themselves working in businesses that manufacture or repair electrical equipment and machinery, repairing and maintaining electronic devices, or running their own small business as an electrical contractor.

Electricians' work is essential for ensuring that electrical systems are installed and functioning safely and efficiently. Their role is critical in construction, maintenance, mining and resources, and energy industries.

With the right training and experience, electricians can develop their skills and advance their careers, enjoying job security and a rewarding and fulfilling career in the electrical industry.

Electrician Salary

Wages for electricians in Australia vary based on the industry and specialisation chosen. On average, a qualified electrician can earn between $90,000 and $110,000. (Seek)

As an Electrician Apprentice, you will paid under the Electrical Award or an EBA provided by your employer. Your actual salary will depend on the age you commence your electrician apprenticeship, and any Modern Award inclusions, employer or host benefits, and relevant government support.

Indicative weekly wages for an electrician apprentice in 2024:

  • Aged under 17 years: $555.63 to $897.27 per week

  • Aged 17 to 20 years: $609.01 to $897.27 per week

  • Aged over 21 years: $875.93 to $956.20 per week

Read more about Electrician Apprentice Salary Rates in Australia.

Electrician apprenticeships are included on the Government's Australian Apprenticeship Priority List, providing additional support payments to eligible apprentices in 2024.

Electrician Apprentice Skills Requirements

As an apprentice electrician, it's important to possess the following skills:

Technical skills: A good apprentice electrician should have basic technical skills to comprehend electrical concepts and understand how electrical systems work. This includes being able to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, and technical manuals.

Physical fitness: Electrical apprentices must have good physical fitness to perform tasks such as lifting heavy objects, working in confined spaces, and climbing ladders.

Attention to detail: A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is essential for an apprentice electrician to ensure that electrical systems are installed and maintained correctly.

Problem-solving: The ability to identify and solve problems is crucial for an apprentice electrician to identify and resolve electrical issues in a timely and efficient manner.

Safety consciousness: Apprentice electricians must be safety-conscious and have knowledge of safety rules and regulations related to electrical work.

Adaptability: Electrical apprentices must be adaptable and willing to learn new technologies and methods as the electrical industry evolves.

Find an Electrician Apprenticeship

Are you ready to learn the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful electrician? Apply for an electrical apprenticeship with us and kickstart your career in the electrical industry.

MIGAS employs school leavers and mature aged electrician apprentices, so whether you’re fresh out of high school or looking to make a career change, don't miss out on the opportunity to start your career in the electrical industry.

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MIGAS Electrical Apprentice Zach

MIGAS Electrician Apprentice, Zach, receiving his certificate of completion from State Manager, Angela.

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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.