How to become an electrician

To become an electrician you have to complete an Australian Apprenticeship, being the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Entry requirements vary, however employers are attracted to candidates who have completed a
Pre-Apprenticeship and meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements to ensure your reading, writing and numeracy skills are at the required level for the course.

If you have substantial work experience or experience in a like or allied trade, for example plumbing, general building construction, bricklaying, carpentry, horticulture, electronic security, telecommunications, data & communication, AV technicians, engineering or mechanical trade.


Whether you’re a school leaver, looking for a career change or just finished an awesome gap year…below is the pathway to becoming an electrician.