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Electronic Engineering Technicians conduct tests of electronic systems, collect and analyse data, and assemble circuitry in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists.


  • develops, constructs and tests electronic equipment and associated circuitry in accordance with technical manuals and instructions of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists
  • estimates material costs and quantities of electronic circuitry and equipment
  • evaluates performance of electronic equipment
  • inspects designs and finished products for compliance with specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations
  • installs, repairs and modifies electronic equipment.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become an Electronic Engineering Technician

  • You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

    Take an Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

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  • Technical Support

  • Troubleshooting

  • Problem Solving

  • Test Equipment

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