Do you have a passion for things that spark, fuse and light? In short, do you have a passion for electricity? Then it’s time you turned that passion into profession. You can turn your passion of electricity into profession by becoming an electrician. You’ll be responsible for the repair, installation of circuits, electric equipments and much more.
So if the path of an electrician is what you want to take, then here is all that you need to know about it.
No profession is possible without education. To become an electrician as well, you need to be educated about the basics, the depth of electricity and all that this job asks for. So you should complete a traineeship and then once you have your electrical license, you can work independently. There are several electrotechnology and instrumentation courses that educate you and get you equipped with the knowledge to understand the basics. This will introduce you to the the way electrotechnology works and you will know, while you’re completing your education, whether this is really something you want to do or not.
Once you’ve received your Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies, you’ll be ready for a four year apprenticeship, upon the completion of which you will receive a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. Your apprenticeship duration will include a very professional and structured training through a training organisation that is registered to give certificates to electricians in making.
Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship and have received your Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, you can apply for your Electrician’s license and then you’re ready to practise professionally and independently.
- Additional Courses
There are other additional courses which you can do along with your profession, of being an electrician, to enhance your knowledge and expertise. You can do a Cert IV in instrumentation which is a course for electricians, who have received their license, to gain a certificate and professional qualification in instrumentation. It will provide an electrician with the basic knowledge and skills that are required in instrumentation and process automation.
- Skills Required
There are some interpersonal skills and attitudes that are required to be a successful electrician. Once you’ve got your electrician’s license, there are some additional skills that employers look for, so that the job of being an electrician is made easy.
For example, employers want that their electricians to have a car license as well so that they are mobile and can reach a location of work easily and quickly. They also look for electricians who have a basic understanding of first aid. Another kind of license that employers look for in their electricians, is an elevating work platform license, so an electrician can perform tasks at an elevated platform as well.
Other interpersonal skills that employers look for are good writing skills, verbal communication skills and self motivation skills. These are especially important to establish a good repute as an electrician and promote yourself or your employer as a trusted brand.
Being an electrician requires certain certifications and qualifications because it entails a lot of technical jobs. But apart from these, it also requires the qualities of being a good professional whom the employers and its clients can trust. This is extremely important to establish a good relationship with clients so that they recall your name each time they have an electrical issue. It’s the way business works. So make sure that you keep up your interpersonal skills along with your technical skills when you’re working as a professional electrician in Australia.