342211 Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ)

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
342211
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ)
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

342211 ELECTRICAL LINESWORKER (AUS) / ELECTRICAL LINE MECHANIC (NZ)

Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 3
Specialisations:
Electrical Linesworker (Distribution) (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Distribution) (NZ)
Electrical Linesworker (Transmission) (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Transmission) (NZ)
Railway Traction Line Worker

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3422
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3422 ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION TRADES WORKERS

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION TRADES WORKERS prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.
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 Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

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:

installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
conducting low-voltage switching operations
fitting pole hardware and crossarms
preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 997.40