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An electrical engineering draftsperson prepares detailed drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required in Australia. Electrical engineering draftsperson is a Skill Level 2 occupation.




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Group: 3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of an electrical engineering draftsperson is to assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems. The number of job openings for electronic engineering draftspersons going forward is expected to be low.



  • 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


Skill Level

Most occupations in the electrical engineering draftsperson unit group (Group 3123) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 


In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. 


Registration or licensing as an electrical engineering draftsperson in Australia may be required.


Occupations within the Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same electrical engineering group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson is currently assessed with EA - (Engineers Australia); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson in Australia is $ 87,481 for male employees and $ 70,450 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 36.3 Females: 27.9 Persons: 34.8


Source: (Group 3123) Electrical engineering draftspersons and technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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