What is an Electrical Apprenticeship?
An electrical apprenticeship is a 4 year period during which an apprentice is employed to learn all about, and become qualified in the electrical trade. It combines practical experience in the workplace with structured off the job-training at a training provider such as the College of Electrical Training.
The term of an apprenticeship in the electrical industry is four years and includes on and off the job training.
In Western Australia apprenticeships are delivered under a competency based training system. Workplace and off the job training and assessment procedures are used, based on the skills the apprentice should acquire over the term of the apprenticeship. Off the job training is either one day per week or as a block (anywhere from 1-3 weeks at a time) at a provider such as the College of Electrical Training, and the rest of the time is spent on the job.
Apprenticeships offer you the ability to earn money while you learn a qualification and build practical skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Undertake manual tasks.
- Self-motivation and have a positive attitude to work and training.
- Strong communication skills.
- Liaise with customers, clients and management.
- Provide evidence of colour vision testing.
- Be able to pass ongoing drug and alcohol screening.
- Good mathematics skills and a willingness to learn.
Applicants are required to complete the online application form and upload the following documentation/evidence:
- Citizenship/Permanent Resident
- Licences & Permits
- Electrotechnology qualifications (e.g. Certificate II in Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship or Certificate III in Electrotechnology)
- Education (Academic Statements)
- National Police Certificate (must be obtained within the last 3 months, if the applicant is over 18 years)
- Construction Induction Training - White Card (if applicable)
- Energy Space - National Readiness Assessment Certificate of Results
- Colour Vision Certificate