Virtual work experience

Electrical Technician

Spark your curiosity for all things electrical—it's time to flex your skills as Inland Rail’s latest Electrical Technician. Learn how to install, modify, and repair signalling and communication systems. Set yourself up with an electrifying skill set and gain a taste of what it’s like to work alongside chief electrical specialists.

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Duration:
4 weeks
Per week:
2-4 hours
Age:
14 - 19
Outcome:
Microcredential
Duration:
40 minutes
Age:
14 - 24
Outcome:
Microcredential

Summary

The logistics

Join our new Electrical Technician work experience and discover how technicians keep our railway tracks safe and running. Learn to investigate faults in communication systems and conduct necessary repairs; while keeping yourself and others safe in tricky electrical scenarios. Over the next four weeks, you’ll engage with practical problem solving and gain industry knowledge of electrical equipment, maintenance, and safety. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain exclusive feedback from mentors and leading industry experts at Inland Rail on your final project.


Is this for you?

You...

  • Are curious about machines and how electrical mechanisms work 
  • Enjoy fixing and tinkering with things
  • Want to work in the field, not at a desk
  • Are looking to build practical industry skills 
  • Would like an industry mentor and career guidance


Then this experience was made for you!


‍What you will gain

  • A cool toolbox of engineering and analysis techniques
  • Technical and soft skills to boost your professional growth
  • Understanding of electrical safety processes 
  • Industry knowledge of wayside signalling equipment
  • Feedback on your work and progress from industry mentors and a program facilitator 
  • Certified microcredential titled, ‘Electrical Technician work experience at Inland Rail’, to kick-start your career in areas related to electrical maintenance and repair, as well as related fields

To join

You need:

  • Yourself 
  • A can-do attitude
  • Dedication to complete weekly activities
  • A computer, laptop or phone 
  • An internet connection
  • A comfy place to study (yes, even your bed)

You don't need:

  • To limit yourself
  • To break the bank (our virtual work experiences are free)
  • The latest tech
  • Industry experience 
  • A uni degree

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