Electrical Instrumentation

Electrical instrumentation is one of the fastest growing industries, not just in Australia but all over the world.

About Course

  • Course Overview
  • Requirement
  • Outcomes

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (342315) – is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Electrical instrumentation technicians troubleshoot, repair and maintain the various parts needed to keep electronic machinery running smoothly and effectively.

Many industrial firms now use automation practices that require highly programmed electronic equipment to do work that used to be performed by people. Due to high intensity of how much these automated machines are used, they run into quite a number of problems and need experts to be able to upgrade, alter and fix issues that may arise. Looking forward, employment for instrumentation technicians is expected to grow strongly.

Graduates will meet the educational qualifications to work as an electrical instrumentation technician in Australia and will be skilled in many aspects of the trade including but not limited to:

  • Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities.
  • Apply occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace.
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components.
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits.
  • Fix and secure electro technology equipment.
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications.
Common Course Requirements
  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
Graduate Outcome

Potential Job Forecast:

  • Full time electrical instrumentation technicians earn on average $1348 per week.
  • The average hours worked by an electrical instrumentation technician are 43 hours per week
  • Most electrical instrumentation technicians work for larger construction, manufacturing or mining companies
  • Electrical instrumentation technicians have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (81 per cent).

Higher Education Opportunities:

  • Bachelor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering

Course Details

Price (p.a)

$10000 - $15000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Brisbane, Darwin

Intake

February, April, July, October

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Solid Plasterer (333212) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Plasterers is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Plasterer is the Certificate III in Solid Plastering.

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Plasterer


Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Solid Plasterer you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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