Are You An Electrical Engineering Draft Persons And Technicians?

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Are You An Electrical Engineering Draft Persons And Technicians?



Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.


This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks such as : -

  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
  • assisting with research and experimentation programs

Job Titles

  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Technician

Job Prospects

Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians is expected to be 5,000. Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).

Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians to November 2020 is expected to grow slightly.

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians have a high proportion of full-time jobs (91.6 per cent). For Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians working full-time, average weekly hours are 39.4 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the eighth decile.

The most common level of educational attainment for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians is Advanced Diploma/Diploma (52.5 per cent).

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians are mainly employed in: Construction; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

Key Indicators

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies. A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.




How many workers are employed in this occupation?



How many work full-time (% share)?



What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?



How does unemployment compare with other occupations?

below average


What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?



What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?



What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?



What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?

slight growth


What will be the level of future job openings?



Those seeking to migrate permanently to Australia in 2017 as an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson or Technician can attended our SKILLSELECT ASSESSMENT SEMINAR on Saturday the 11th of February 2017 at our Makati City Office in our ENGLISH TRANING ROOM FACILITIES.

Thank you and Mabuhay!

January 22, 2017