Electrotechnology is a hi-tech industry which covers all aspects of electrical, electronic, instrumentation and communication technologies.
Electrotechnology is a fundamental part of our everyday lives. Working in this industry may lead to a specialised job doing anything from:
- light and power
- to designing and installing new hardware platforms
- conducting networking and automation
- operating virtual enterprises
- the internet and fibre-optics.
Electrotechnology has an incredible future, and as the world relies increasingly on modern technology, demand for people to work in this dynamic industry has never been greater. So there are plenty of highly-paid, cutting-edge jobs out there, and the diversity of jobs allows you to choose the one that suits you best.
The Tasmanian Polytechnic's electrotechnology qualifications can lead to a range of employment opportunities including:
Computer Systems Technician
Install, repair and service computers and associated equipment. The primary objective of an IT systems technician is to help people use IT facilities effectively and to provide telephone, face-to-face and online service to their customers.
Data Communications Tradesperson
Work on radio and television transmitters, and line communication cables and computers as well as broadcasting networks and equipment. They assemble, position, label, install and commission all types of broadcast, microwave and satellite communications equipment.
Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and communication systems, air control and lighting in houses, factories, shops, offices, substations and other premises.
This wide-ranging role can also include connecting systems to the power supply, installing electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, electrical signs, switchboards, motors and other electrical equipment.
Maintain, commission, install and modify measuring devices, process-control and associated equipment. Typical work environments include production and manufacturing industries.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Oversee all aspects of the design, development and operation of machinery for domestic, commercial and industrial uses. Be involved in installing, commissioning, maintaining, fault-finding and repairing refrigeration, air-conditioning components, equipment and systems.