The AIS Industry Insights Strategy produces quantitative and qualitative research for use by the Industry Reference Committees (IRC) we support.  The information below is drawn from this work, and is complemented by ongoing scanning and analysis of the industry environment domestically, and internationally. It is provided to assist all stakeholders that have an interest in the skills needs of the Electrotechnology industry.

The Electrotechnology industry includes the design, maintenance, installation and repair for all electrical and electronic equipment. The technology stretches across many sectors including mining, manufacturing, ICT and communications, construction, renewables, domestic and commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning. The Electrical Services industry (a subsector within Electrotechnology) involves electrical wiring or fittings in buildings and other construction projects, and repair and maintenance of existing electrical equipment and fixtures. The Electrotechnology industry is an $87.11 billion revenue industry employing almost 340,000 people.

Electrotechnology industry metrics

Revenue ($b) 87.11
Profit ($b) 11.73
Average Wage ($) 72,493.27
Employment Growth (% to 2023) 5.0

Source: IBISWorld Reports on Air Conditioning and Heating Services, Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair, Domestic Appliance Repair and Maintenance, Electrical Services, Elevator Installation and Maintenance, Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services, Telecommunications Services, Wired Telecommunications Network Operation.


The IRC Skills Forecasts focus on the prioritisation of the skill needs of the industry sectors each IRC has responsibility for. They are developed and reviewed annually and submitted on behalf of the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval. The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee has assigned responsibility for the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.

The document is deliberately brief, it does not seek to capture every issue within every sector. It is a snapshot of a continually evolving story that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance their capacity to act.

IRCs are required to consult broadly with stakeholders to ensure a whole-of-industry view about the opportunities and challenges for the workforce and the Training Package review work necessary to meet industry needs. This consultation process occurred throughout December 2017 – April 2018.

Electrotech_cover_300Industry Overview: includes information on the overall value and contribution to the Australian economy, including current challenges and opportunities.

Employment includes information on skills shortages, workforce supply side challenges and opportunities, and key workforce data.

Skills Outlook: contains national and international trends, priority skills for industry and other skills related insights.

Proposed Schedule of Work: draws on the information in the earlier sections to clearly articulate the IRCs priorities for Training Package review and development across the four-year period on a year by year basis.

The 2018 Electrotechnology IRC Skills Forecast is submitted to the AISC for its consideration and approval. Work approved by the AISC becomes part of the overall National Schedule across all IRCs in the National Training System. More detail about AISC commissioned Training Package activity is available on the AIS Projects page.

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AISC National Schedule



For further information please contact:

Jason Lazar
Industry Manager
M 0417 903 566