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How long is an electrician apprenticeship?

It typically takes four years to complete an electrical apprenticeship and become a qualified electrician in Australia.

During your apprenticeship you will undertake on-the-job training and classroom learning, which counts towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820).

A Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician provides the skills and knowledge you need to install, test, repair and maintain electrical equipment.

Once you have completed your Certificate III, you can apply for an unrestricted electrical licence from your State Government.

An unrestricted electrical licence allows you to perform electrical work without supervision.

If you’re interested in becoming an electrician, working for an electrical contractor, or starting your own contracting business, you’ll need to complete an electrician apprenticeship and earn an electrical licence.

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