How to become an electrician in Brisbane

How to become an electrician in Brisbane

So you want to become an electrician in Brisbane hey? We don’t blame you! The electrical industry is a rewarding trade both financially and in terms of job satisfaction. Metropolitan will take you through all you need to know about becoming an electrician in Brisbane.

How do I become educated in electrical practices?

Great question! The best place to start is with a basic certificate in electrotechnology. This is the perfect way to sense if being an electrician in Brisbane is for you.

Once you have completed the course, you can apply for an electrical apprenticeship. If you don’t have any contacts, gaining an apprenticeship can be difficult. Although there are a number of institutions in Brisbane that can assist in your search. We recommend you to review the Queensland Government apprenticeships resource list to get started and to take advantage of.

Electrical apprenticeships usually last for four years, some organisations will also require you to attend trade school and complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology. When you have completed your apprenticeship, you can apply for an electrical license. Electrical work can only be carried out by a person who has this license. It is an offence in Queensland to conduct unlicensed electrical work.

And what’s more, once you are fully licensed, you can think about joining the electrician Brisbane team here at Metropolitan.

Why should I become an electrician in Brisbane?

Becoming an electrician in Brisbane is a challenging, but rewarding, process. Once you are a qualified electrician, you will enjoy benefits such as:

  • No day will ever be the same
  • Financial gain
  • The ability to work for yourself
  • The ability to further educate yourself to increase your wage and work in different areas

Of course, there are downsides, but the positives far outway the negatives.

What are the job prospects like?

As a matter of fact, there is a lack of qualified electricians in Australia. The field is expected to grow over the coming decade and there are not enough qualified electricians to meet the demand. So now is the perfect time to become an electrician.

The main reason behind the decline is the decline in electrical apprenticeship. The shine has disappeared from the trade industry, and more young people are choosing to go to university instead of completing a trade. What does this mean for you? Well, it’s your time to shine. Becoming an electrician in Brisbane has never been easier.

You also have the possibility to make a very respectable wage. There really is a whole host of reasons to become an electrician in Brisbane.

Thinking of migrating to Brisbane to become an electrician?

Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and the capital of the ‘Sunshine State’. And yep, you guessed it – they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing. Brisbane boasts an amazing climate that is near perfect all year round! Why wouldn’t you want to move to Brisbane to become an electrician? The state already has a thriving community of ex-pats, many of whom work in trades. So, why wouldn’t you want to join them? Before you jump on a plane, there are a few things to consider.

Before a migrant electrician can legally work, they must prove that they have the required skills as outlined in Certificate III. You must complete a skills assessment through Trades Recognition Australia. Once you have successfully completed the assessment, a restricted registration is usually granted. This allows you to work under supervision whilst completing Australian context gap training.

Please note: the information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute professional advice.


Published: 15 Sep, 2020

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