Can you become an electrician without an apprenticeship in Australia?
No. In Australia, you must complete an apprenticeship to become a licensed electrician.
An electrician apprenticeship is typically 4 years in length and includes a mixture of study and on-the-job training. As part of your apprenticeship you will complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820).
After completing your apprenticeship and obtaining your qualification, you can apply to your state’s electrical board for an electrician’s licence.
There are several options for starting your training as an electrician apprentice. You can:
- Enrol in a Certificate II of Electrotechnology (UEE22020) where you will have a chance to decide if becoming an electrician is right for you
- Apply for a school-based apprenticeship program which places you with a qualified electrician as a part-time apprentice – open to Year 10, 11 and 12 students
- Apply for an electrician apprenticeship with local businesses or through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) like MIGAS
Read more about different electrical apprenticeship trade specialisations such as:
- Electrician Apprenticeship
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship
- Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship
- Instrumentation and Control Apprenticeship
- Data and Voice Communications Apprenticeship
- Security Systems Apprenticeship
Visit the MIGAS Jobs Board to find electrical apprenticeships available now.