Training in this sector provides skills in Electrotechnology for employment as an electrician. Pre-employment courses are designed as a stepping stone to further study and specialisation in the computer or electronic industries.An apprenticeship course allows you to perform safe electrical work in a variety of situations and environments. Tradespeople are able to work across many industries and may find employment as supervisors or with experience may run their own business. Training also provides skills in electronics, including computers, and may lead to further study in the field.
Almost everything powered uses electricity and electronics in some form, from miniature microphones to high-speed trains. This is a rapidly developing, high-tech sector spanning occupations in the electrical, sustainable energy, electronic, communications and information technology fields. New fields, such as data communication, home automation, intelligent systems for facilities management, and more sophisticated fire and security systems, are constantly emerging. Qualifications in Electrics or Electronics could see you involved in a wide variety of vital products and systems. You have the opportunity to manufacture and maintain lifts, escalators, refrigeration and air conditioning, computer systems, fire protection and security alarms, navigation equipment, entertainment equipment, wireless technology, solar energy equipment, robotics systems or computer controlled production systems.There are jobs available in Electrical Engineering, Design, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Fitting, Mechatronics and Instrumentation. The skills you gain in Electrics or Electronics could also see you moving into ICT (Information Communication and Computer Technology), Aerospace or Photonics. (www.makeit.net.au)
Customised training & skill sets
GOTAFE is committed to assisting the Electrotechnology industry to identify, pursue and achieve growth and development. We can help businesses succeed through the provision of quality, customised industry training, anytime, anywhere. Through recognition of your employees' existing skills and knowledge and analysis of their needs, we can target training and development which will minimise time off the job and maximise benefits to your business.
Short courses are held regularly on topics such as:
- Disconnect/Reconnect Licence
- Licenced Electricians Assessment - Practical (LEP)
- Licenced Electricians Assessment Tuition - Practice and Theory
- PLC users course
- Portable Electrical Equipment - Testing and Tagging
- Registered Electrical Contractors Course
GOTAFE's Electrotechnology Centre has highly experienced and qualified industry experts in their field. Trainers provide the latest training and leadership to help develop students, apprentices, businesses; and as a result elevate the profile of the electrotechnology industry in the Goulburn Valley and North East regions of Victoria.
Our partnerships with the Electrotechnology Industry
GOTAFE Electrotechnology Managers and trainers work closely with industry to ensure our training of the automotive workforce is addressing the required skills needed to work effectively, efficiently and safely.
Programs can lead to positions such as:
- apprentice electrician
- electronics technician
- licensed electrical tradesperson
- switchboard manufacturer
- data cabler
- electrical lineworker
- refrigeration mechanic