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Saving time studying. Saving the world.
“As a species we need to evolve our environmental practices, otherwise we perish. That is where engineers come in – we solve problems.”
Bradley Scott completed a Renewable Energy Engineering course, launching him into the final year of a degree at the University of Newcastle.
“Now I have finished my TAFE NSW studies I am completing my Bachelor studies and then plan to specialise in chemical engineering, specifically in biomass.” Bradley says.
While Bradley’s passion helps him earn his degrees, it’s that same passion for renewable energy that could help the whole world.
“Put simply, it’s about working with our region’s plant materials and exploring how to extract the energy out of them.”
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Do you enjoy figuring out the mechanics of intricate electrical systems and love a good challenge? If so, a career in electrotechnology could be for you.
Study electrical engineering to shine a light on fantastic career opportunities across a variety of specialised fields, while enjoying generous salaries and great flexibility.
We offer a range of electrotechnology courses to suit any level, from a foundational Certificate II right through to Advanced Diplomas.
You will learn everything you need to know from the ground up. You’ll learn basics of electricity, using hand and power tools, safe use of tools and equipment, and how to safely troubleshoot problems by learning and practising on-site with experienced electricians.
In the diploma nad advance diploma courses, you’ll plan and develop electrical integrated systems and complex electronic circuits, develop Printed Circuit Boards, write and test programs for Programmable Logic Controllers, Human Machine Interactive interfaces, design digital and analog circuits, produce energy sector reports and develop strategies to address environmental sustainability issues while you confidently work in various residential, commercial, or industrial settings as an electrical engineer.
Whether you want to work in the Cobar mines, or a bustling metro CBD, there are exciting career opportunities across the industry:
- Electronic installation technician
- Electrician or electrical contractor
- Senior technical officer (electrical engineering)
- Technical officer (electrical engineering)
- Renewable energy installer
- Communication technician
Electrotechnology opens up career opportunities in number of engineering fields that have high demand for skilled workers - electrical, electronics, instrumentation, process control, renewable energy and power.
Follow your passion and enrol in the TAFE NSW Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. You’ll kick-start your career as a licensed electrician or technical in number of other engineering fields in the dynamic electrotechnology industry.
If you are just leaving school, start with the Certificate II in Electrotechnology – Career Start for a great introduction to the industry.
If you look around you, it’s hard to find anything that doesn’t rely on electricity. The computer or phone you are using to read this, the house you live in, the city you reside in, and globally, the world we live in is all powered by electricity. Everything we use in daily life has been manufactured using advance industrial manufacturing facilities where skills of engineers and technicians are in high demand.
It is for this reason that electrical mechanics and technicians continue to be in extremely high demand, with an expected 5.3% increase in job openings to 2024. Currently, there are not enough electricians to keep up with the demand in Australia, which means there is no better time for you to start your career in the electrotechnology industry!
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What job opportunities could an electrotechnology course lead to?
An electrotechnology course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from working in electrical engineering to becoming an electrician. This is an ever changing and expanding field, and can be quite lucrative: the average weekly salary for an electrician is $1,823.
Before deciding which course to kickstart your career in electrotechnology, it’s vital to have a technically sound understanding of electrotechnology and what to expect from the industry. The electrotechnology industry includes the design, assemble and repair of electronic and electrical networks, equipment, facilities for various purposes such as industrial, commercial and domestic.
Qualifications in electrotechnology can lead to job roles like:
- Electrical Technician
- Electronics Engineer
- Special Class Electrician
- Air-conditioning Technician
While electrician and electrical technician jobs might sound identical but there are differences between the two roles. Electricians are responsible for electrical systems of structures and buildings including installing, inspecting, and repairing the systems. On the other hand, electrical technicians are responsible for electrical systems of equipment such as constructing and repairing electrical components of devices that use electricity.
Whether you're just starting out in the electrician sector and electrotechnology career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Electrical Engineering, Electrician, Irrigation, Industrial Electronics and Control, Audiometry, Aeroskills, Electrotechnology, and Security Equipment.