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.

Indicative Skill Level:
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)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

    • 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


341111 Electrician (General)
341112 Electrician (Special Class)
341113 Lift Mechanic


Alternative Title:

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

Skill Level: 3


Armature Winder
Electrical Contractor
Heavy Coil Winder
Railway Signal Electrician


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

Skill Level: 3


Alternative Title:

Lift Electrician
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