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  • Skilled Occupation TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers > Electronics and Telecommunications Trades Workers Electrical Distribution Trades Workers Electrical Linesworker


      Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.

      Skill Level: 3


        Electrical Linesworker (Distribution) (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Distribution) (NZ)
        Electrical Linesworker (Transmission) (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Transmission) (NZ)
        Railway Traction Line Worker
    Average Income:
    The average salary for an Electrical Linesworker is $ 105,190 per year.
    Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 36.5
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3422 Electrical distribution trades workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Electrical Linesworker

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    457 Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Electrical Linesworker
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    21/02/2018 Round Results:

    21/02/2018 (current)
    189 Visa
    489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
    Number of total invitations
    Points Score
    Visa date of effect
    10/11/2017 5:47 PM
    10/02/2018 12:42 AM
    07/02/2018 (Previous)
    189 Visa
    489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
    Points Score
    Visa date of effect
    31/10/2017 6.14 pm
    3/01/2018 2.25 am

    Unofficial Results
    189 Visa
    489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)

    Occupation Ceiling for Electrical Linesworker :
    Results : 2 / 1000 (Available: 998) (Ceiling Value) [0.20% Filled]

    State and territory nominated visas is not subject to occupational ceiling limitations

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    Electrical Linesworker job description, duties and education requirements


      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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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