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3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
  • assisting with research and experimentation programs

Occupations:

  • 312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • 312312 Electrical Engineering Technician

312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

Prepares detailed drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Detail Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer
  • Relays Draftsperson
  • Substation Design Draftsperson

312312 Electrical Engineering Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Electrical Engineering Technical Officer

Conducts tests of electrical systems, prepares charts and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Instrument Technician