Electrical Apprenticeships

Kick start your Career with an Electrical Apprenticeship

Among the many apprenticeships offered by ATEP, Electrical Apprenticeships are one of the most popular. ATEP places the selected candidates with vetted host employers who provide the on the job training for the duration of the apprenticeship.In that period, apprentices will also complete off the job training at Tafe.

The apprentices employed through ATEP learn skills which lead to their qualification as an electrician and give them excellent opportunities for their future career.

Electrical with ATEP

Our Electrical Apprenticeships are mainly full time apprenticeships delivered in various locations in Victoria but we have the occasional school based electrical apprenticeship as well.

Apprentices who complete their electrical apprenticeships with ATEP are considered highly competent electrical technicians once on the job market.


What we provide

Successful applicants enjoy the following benefits:

  • We place you with a host employer who will be responsible for your training in all the skills required to become a qualified electrician.
  • We make certain you are enrolled at Tafe and up to date with your profiling.
  • Your allocated employment consultant will support and mentor you throughout the apprenticeship period. This dedicated person will visit you at your place of work, or Tafe, so as to coordinate placements, training and arrange safety gear.
  • An apprenticeships paid employment; we ensure that all our apprentices are paid in accordance to the Award wages, contribute to super and comply to all other legal obligations.


As long as an applicants committed to the trade and meets the position’s criteria, he has every chance of being put forward for the job.

Basic preparation for the candidates:

  • Completion of a per apprenticeship course in electric technology is an advantage as many host employers will request this as a selection criteria.
  • Commitment to the trade and to a 3 to 4 year apprenticeship.
  • A car & license is desirable as apprentices work on different job sites and need to be able to reach the different locations independently and punctually.
  • Apprentices must be prepared to accept different placements during their apprenticeship. For a variety of reasons, ATEP may have to implement rotations between different host employers.

Skills and experience acquired

After completing an apprenticeship through ATEP, you just have to take the “A Grade” examination and then you can register yourself as an electrician.

You will then be in a position to provide your acquired expertise to various areas of the industry: commercial, domestic and industrial. This will include installation, repair, maintenance and testing of electronic and electrical equipment and appliances.

You will be able to read mechanical, architectural and electrical drawings, diagrams and specifications that will help you to determine the job requirements. This is crucial to planning, installing, connecting, assembling,testing and signing off on a job.