Electrician ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

22.1% 29.3% 22.7% 6.7% 14.2% 2.0% 1.7% 1.3%

Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/electricians?occupationCode=3411


Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment. Automotive Electricians are excluded from this unit group.

Automotive Electricians are included in Unit Group 3211 Automotive Electricians.


Requisite Education:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

Registration or licensing is required.


Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • Yes, at least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Detailed Tasks:

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • testing continuity of circuit
  • installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts
  • installing, testing and commissioning¬† solar photo voltaic (PV) power generation systems


341111 Electrician (General) ANZSCO

Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Hot water solar system installers and Labourers who install solar panels are excluded from this unit group. Hot water solar system installers are included in Unit group 8214, Insulation and Home improvement installers. Labourers are included in Unit group 8999, Other Miscellaneous Labourers.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Long Term

Alternative Title:

  • Electrical Fitter

  • Electrical Contractor


  • Armature Winder
  • Railway Signal Electrician
  • Solar Installer


341112 Electrician (Special Class) ANZSCO

Services and repairs intricate and complex electrical and electronic circuitry. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Long Term


341113 Lift Mechanic ANZSCO

Designs, installs, maintains, services and repairs electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Long Term

Alternative Title:

  • Lift Electrician


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