This apprenticeship is ideal for those looking to gain qualifications and experience while working in an electrician environment. They will learn how to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Apprentices will work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning, metering equipment as well as fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies.
Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities, such as online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework.
Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.
Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations, including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.