2333 Electrical Engineers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Electrical Engineers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic
may specialise in research in areas such as power generation and transmission systems, transformers, switchgear and electric motors, telemetry and control systems

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 910.30
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
2 193.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 966.80