3411 Electricians

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
    • installing, testing and commissioning  solar photo voltaic (PV) power generation systems


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

    341111 Electrician (General)

    Alternative Title:

    • Electrical Fitter
    • Electrical Contractor

    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


    • Armature Winder
    • Railway Signal Electrician
    • Solar Installer

    341112 Electrician (Special Class)

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

    Skill Level: 3

    341113 Lift Mechanic

    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