Other titles : apprentice electrician, master electrician
Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
Main duties :
- Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations;
- Pull wire through conduits and through holes in walls and floors;
- Install brackets and hangers to support electrical equipment;
- Install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control and distribution equipment, such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels.
Regions where this career
has the best propspects:
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
Program length: 2 years
This program of study aims to train students in installation, repair, modifying and maintaining circuits, electrical and electronic systems, and communication networks on manufacturing, institutional and industrial construction machinery.