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Trade types

We have a variety of trade types on offer through our apprenticeship program. The apprenticeships that are available are varied in line with the needs of our business.

When we are advertising for apprenticeship applications the details will be shown on our Positions and locations webpage.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all people to apply for our apprenticeships.

Apprentice Electrician

UEE30811 - Certificate lll in Electrotechnology Electrician (RTO Code: 5235)

Entry requirement: To apply for this trade type you must have at least one of the following:

  • completed Year 12 and passed Senior Maths A or General Maths, English and a Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a 1Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, or
  • have relevant work experience.

As an apprentice electrician you'll learn how to install and maintain high-voltage electrical equipment in substations, as well as how to install the wiring and equipment pertaining to the transmission systems. You'll also do electrical works associated with domestic and commercial applications.

During your apprenticeship you'll have the opportunity to work in differing working environments to give you experience in both the domestic and commercial aspects of the trade. For example, you may undertake work for our high-voltage customers that include Powerlink, electricity generation companies and mines.

Jade is in the first year of her electrician apprenticeship. See what Jade has to say about what it's really like to be an Apprentice Electrician.


Communications Technician

UEE30911 - Certificate lll in Electronics and Communications

Entry requirement: To apply for this trade type you must have at least one of the following

  • completed Year 12 and passed Senior Maths A or General Maths, English and a Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a 1Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
  • have relevant work experience.

Our communications technicians are responsible for a diverse range of tasks that relate to constructions and maintenance of our communications network, fibre optics and substation control and monitoring equipment over large geographical areas.  Task,s Include:

  • Travelling to rural and remote locations
  • Working at heights – including climbing communications towers
  • Fibre Optic splicing
  • Installation and maintenance of radio links
  • Installation and maintenance of mobile communications equipment in company vehicles
  • Installation and maintenance of Ethernet and industrial/carrier equipment
  • Installation and maintenance of substation communications equipment
  • Installation and maintenance of Battery and Solar Systems at remote communications sites.

Distribution Linesperson

UET30612 - Certificate lll in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead (RTO Code: 5235)

Entry requirement: To apply for this trade type you must have at least one of the following:

  • completed Year 12 and passed Senior Maths A or General Maths, English and a Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a 1Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
  • have relevant work experience.

Distribution linespersons perform a range of tasks from customer service, fault response and overhead and underground construction and maintenance.

As an Apprentice Distribution Linesperson you'll learn how to:

  • Install and maintain electrical equipment, public lighting, overhead conductors and cables, and underground polymeric cables
  • Conduct switching operations
  • Maintain poles, towers and associated hardware
  • Install and replace energy meters and associated equipment.

Underground Cable Jointer

UET30812 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing

Entry requirement: To apply for this trade type you must have at least one of the following:

  • completed Year 12 and passed Senior Maths A or General Maths, English and a Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a 1Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
  • have relevant work experience.

Underground cable jointers create and maintain the infrastructure of our business.

As an apprentice underground cable jointer you’ll learn how to:

  • Make and repair joints in power cables installed in underground pipes, pits and trenches to protect the integrity of our power supply
  • Prepare cable terminations for electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • Install, maintain and test underground infrastructure including transformers, high and low voltage switchgear

The role is challenging, and requires good hand skills and workmanship. While cable jointers are part of a team, they often work independently. This can be in enclosed spaces, deep excavations or at height. They’re often exposed to oil compounds and need to handle hot substances. Cable systems can be up to 33kV.

Given the hazardous environment, cable jointers are expected to follow work safety practices, to control environmental impacts and comply with relevant laws. Every day, they need to identify and eliminate hazards and potentially dangerous situations.


Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting)

MEM30205 - Certificate lll in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting)

Entry requirement: To apply for this trade type you must have at least one of the following:

  • completed Year 12 and passed Senior Maths A or General Maths, English and a Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a 1Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
  • have relevant work experience.

As an apprentice studying this trade you'll:

  • Learn how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products
  • Repair and replace components, parts or other items
  • Install plant and machinery
  • Design and manufacture modifications to existing components, parts and other items
  • Maintain plant and equipment
  • Undertake construction and commissioning work.

For more information

Check out our frequently asked questions, or if you'd like to talk to us about our apprenticeship program, please phone 1800 932 077 or email us at ApprenticeRecruitment@energyq.com.au.

You can also find more detailed information on these apprenticeships on the Department of Education & Training website.

Footnote

1 While Certificate II in Electrotechnology is advantageous, it doesn't guarantee you progression through the recruitment process.