1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      General Electrician
      Electrical Fitter
      Electrical Mechanic

Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • examines wiring diagrams and installation areas to plan layout of wiring systems
  • responds to break downs, diagnoses and repairs electrical systems and ancillary equipment
  • positions and installs electrical switchboards
  • installs sheathed cables
  • measures, cuts and installs plastic conduit and pulls wires through
  • splices, twists and solders wires and applies tape or terminal caps
  • connects installed wires to circuit breakers, transformers, timers and other electrical equipment
  • installs and connects items such as switches, lighting fixtures and earthing systems
  • connects electrical systems to power supply
  • tests continuity of circuit
  • may install, modify, maintain and repair electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, lighting, motors, electric signs or switchboards

Armature Winder
Electrical Contractor
Heavy Coil Winder

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