Becoming an apprentice?

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN,

NO HECS DEBT!

If you are searching for an exciting career, one that opens the door to a huge range of opportunities, Electrotechnology could be for you!

It’s one of the most dynamic and growing industries. At NECA we’re here to help you complete a national qualification that supports a career in data/ communication, home automation, renewable energy, construction, the installation of lights, power, air conditioning, fire protection, building management systems and more.

Once qualified you can start your own business and take your trade and work anywhere in the world.

ON / off THE JOB TRAINING

On the job training

Become an Apprentice with NECA and earn while you learn with Australia’s top electrical contractors.

Here at NECA we will help place you with electrical contractors, “Host Trainers” to gain practical on-the-job training.

During your apprenticeship, you may get experience with a variety of host employers or stay with one employer, enabling you to gain skills across the full range of your trade. You can feel secure knowing we will look after and support you and you won’t be out of work.

On the job training

All apprentices attend an intensive induction that includes basic electrical testing, elevated work platform training and we help you enrol in your certificate course at TAFE.

While you are learning you are earning as we cover your wages throughout your apprenticeship. We’ll also provide protective clothing and equipment and you will have a dedicated Industry Careers Consultant to mentor you along the way.

THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES

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DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL

Electrical contractors involved in the domestic and commercial sector are considered to be the heart of the industry. They carry out their daily duties on multi-storey buildings, shopping centres, apartments and houses.

  • Installation of main and sub-main switchboards
  • Power and lighting systems
  • Emergency and exit lighting
  • Installation of powerpoints and power supplies to specialised equipment
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DATA AND COMMUNICATION

This area of the electrical contracting industry is always evolving in phone, optical fibre systems and internet connected devices.

  • Computer cabling design and installations
  • Telephone/voice systems design and installations
  • Optical fibre communication technology
  • Building management systems
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INDUSTRIAL AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

Keep business going by helping to install, maintain and repair electrical systems and electronics in factories and warehouses and the growing field in renewable energy systems.

  • Installation and testing of main switchboards
  • Installation and testing of power outlets and lighting
  • Connection of power supply to production line equipment
  • Installation and testing of renewable energy equipment and systems
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ELECTRICAL SUPPLY INDUSTRY – POWERLINES

Aiming high? Working on the transmission of electricity from power stations through high voltage transmission networks to distribution to homes and business via sub stations could be just what you are looking for.

Or go deep and be a cable jointer looking after the insulated power supply and control cables installed in under-ground pipes.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE

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BE AGED 15 YEARS OR OVER

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COMPLETED AT LEAST YEAR 10

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A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

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AN ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN COLOURS

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AN ABILITY TO WORK AT HEIGHTS, IN CONFINED SPACES AND AROUND MOVING MACHINERY

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GOOD COMMUNICATION

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GOOD PRESENTATION

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A GOOD GRASP OF ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS

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BE PUNCTUAL

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AN INTEREST IN THE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AS A CAREER

APPRENTICESHIP FAQs

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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE APPRENTICESHIP?

There are no required qualifications, however you must be over the age of 15 and have completed at least year 10.
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HOW DO I APPLY?

There are three (3) stages to our recruitment process.

  • Aptitude Exam
  • Interview
  • Pre-Employment Medical

Before you are invited to the aptitude exam, please fill out an expression of interest form.

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DO I NEED TO BUY MY OWN TOOLS WHEN I START AN APPRENTICESHIP?

No. NECA Apprenticeships provides you with all the tools you need.
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HOW LONG DOES THE APPRENTICESHIP GO FOR?

The apprenticeship lasts for a total of 4 years. For the first three years, you will be required to work four days on site to gather on-the-job experience, and one day undertaking technical studies. The fourth year will consist of only on-the-job training.
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HOW MUCH DOES THE APPRENTICESHIP COST?

The apprenticeship is free. NECA covers costs of studies.
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IS THE APPRENTICESHIP NATIONALLY RECOGNISED?

Yes, the apprenticeship is recognised nationally.
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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE APPRENTICESHIP?

There are no required qualifications.
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CAN I APPLY AS A MATURE AGE APPRENTICE?

NECA Electrical Apprenticeships is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants over 21 years of age to apply for employment as adult apprentices, however due to the vast variance between the wage rates for adult apprentices and junior apprentices, NECA will only offer employment to suitable adult apprentices if a host employer is willing to employ and pay the higher wage rates. If you are successful with the pre-selection testing, you may be invited to attend an interview. Often mature age candidates successful in the recruitment process are placed on a reserve listing. A reserve listing status means that while NECA finds you a suitable candidate, we will need to locate a suitable host trainer willing to pay the higher rate for placement. Once this is confirmed, your application will progress to the two final stages of recruitment, an interview and a pre-employment medical.
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DO YOU HAVE TO BE A PERMANENT RESIDENT?

Yes. You must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.

Expression of interest

Are you interested in becoming an apprentice?

Where are you headed?

searching for an exciting career?

If you are searching for an exciting career, one that opens the door to a huge range of opportunities, electrotechnology could be for you!

It’s one of the most dynamic and growing industries. At NECA we’re here to help you complete a national qualification that supports a career in data/communication, home automation, renewable energy, construction, the installation of lights, power, air conditioning, fire protection, building management systems and more. Once qualified you can start your own business and take your trade and work anywhere in the world.