Zone Substation Electrical Technician Apprenticeship

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Do you desire a technically demanding career and like working outdoors in a crew?

A Zone Substation Electrical Technician Apprenticeship could be your perfect career opening.

A Zone Substation Electrical Technician Apprenticeship is a four-year program - a combination of formal TAFE training and on-the-job experience. For training purposes, you may be required to spend periods on rotation at different locations, exploring our footprint and gaining workplace experience.

What do you learn and what qualifications will you gain?

You will have access to the latest training to ensure your skills and knowledge are at the forefront of the industry, completing a Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician, comprising of subjects in Work Health and Safety, Power System Components, Power Distribution and electrical drawing interpretation to provide you with the strongest foundation to power your career.

You will work in a team of highly skilled and qualified Zone Substation Electrical Technicians who are passionate about working to keep the lights on in their local communities. You will gain invaluable on-the-job training in the areas of plant safety practices, science and materials and operation and maintenance of essential electrical zone substation components.

Safety is the number one priority at Essential Energy, and to ensure you are kept safe you will be supervised in every aspect of your work while being mentored and taught safe work practices.

What skills will you acquire?

  • electric and gas welding
  • knowledge of how to operate, maintain and repair HV switchgear and transformers
  • correct use of power tools (e.g. drills, saws and grinders)
  • ability to interpret civil and electrical drawings
  • safe use of test equipment
  • construction skills such as concreting, rigging and cable installation
  • manual skills in using hand tools (spanners etc)
  • wiring of lighting, power and control equipment.

How much will I earn as an Apprentice?

Position Weekly Pay Rate Plus 16% Superannuation Total Weekly Remuneration*
Apprentice - under 21 years^ $674.58 $107.93 $782.51
Apprentice - 21 years and over $1,342.77 $214.84 $1,557.61

Note: Rate as of 1 July 2023, with yearly CPI changes in line with the relevant Enterprise Agreement.
*Allowances are paid in addition to this amount. All costs associated with travelling for training and work are paid for by Essential Energy.
^Pay progression occurs at the end of each year of apprenticeship.

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