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Electrician (General)

Electrician (General)
ANZSCO Code: 341111

General Electricians install, test, connect, commission, maintain and modify electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

Occupation description

General Electricians install, test, connect, commission, maintain and modify electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

Their job involves:

  • determining the load requirements for electrical wiring in buildings and premises using blueprints, wiring diagrams, codes and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation.
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points.
  • selecting, cutting, connecting and installing wire and cable to terminals and connectors.
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults.
  • repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts.
  • positioning and installing single and three-phase electrical switchboards.
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply.
  • testing continuity of circuit.
  • installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts.
  • installing, testing and commissioning solar photo voltaic (PV) power generation systems.

How will I be assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as an Electrician (General).

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below; 

In addition to these guides, find information on assessment for your specific occupation:

Technical Interview

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical interview with our assessor. The assessor will ask you questions about the knowledge required to work in your trade in Australia and how you apply that knowledge.

For more information about the technical interview, see Technical Assessment Guide.

Practical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 2, an assessor will assess you via a Practical Assessment where you will complete a series of work-based tasks that demonstrate your trade skills.

For more information about the Practical Assessment, see Technical Assessment guide. 

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website: http://training.gov.au/Search.

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application