Electrotechnology impacts on almost every aspect our lives.
Electrotechnology covers the installation, commissioning, testing, fault finding, servicing, repair and maintenance, and design of electrical, electronic and data systems, networks and equipment for industrial, commercial and residential purposes.
Primarily, the Electrotechnology industry includes the highly recognised technical disciplines and trades of electrical (electrician), air-conditioning and refrigeration (technician), instrumentation and control (technician) and electronics (technician).
It also encompasses, technicians in traditional and evolving technological fields of electrical; electronics; communications including telecommunications and data communications network cabling; computer systems; information technology (IT); business equipment services; gaming machines; instrumentation and control; lifts; refrigeration and air conditioning; renewable and sustainable energy; fire and security; appliances and accessories; and rail signalling and communications.
Additionally, it may involve technicians in Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA) maintenance and repair, or battery, solar, wind and other sustainable and renewable energy technologies installation and servicing.
Typical entry into the industry is via an apprenticeship, for a trade, or traineeship for other occupations. Additional upskilling in vocational education and training programs are available to gain specific industry skill set credentials, or full qualifications at higher levels, which provide a career pathway to broader or higher more complex skills, competence and performance.
Electrotechnology career pathways and qualifications
1. Entry career pathways and qualifications into the Electrotechnology Industry
2. Electrician Career Path in the Electrotechnology Industry
3. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Career Path in the Electrotechnology Industry
4. Instrumentation and control, Electronics, Computer systems and Renewable energy career pathways and qualifications into the Electrotechnology Industry
The titles under each of the qualification nomenclature (e.g. Certificate III) listed in each of the above career pathways reflects the latest and current qualification titles contained in the nationally endorsed Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE11 – Release 1.5). The full list of qualifications, related completion requirements (packaging rules) and respective units of competency referred to therein can be accessed from the following link: Electrotechnology Training Package Qualifications. If the link does not respond go to www.training.gov.au and following the ‘search’ function of the website.
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