High Voltage Operator


High Voltage Operator

You can generate as much renewable energy as you like, but without me it's not going anywhere. I connect the high voltage electricity grid together. Underground conduits, overhead lines, you name it I'm connecting it. It's thanks to me that we can move electricity from site to substation to the community.


Outdoor project sites and substations Using hands and tools to control or feel objects Working at heights
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details


  • Building and Construction  
  • English Language  
  • Education and Training  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Transportation 


  • Certificate III or IV electrical power line or cable joining 
  • Often part of an apprenticeship. 
  • Licensing or registration required 


  • Salary 56% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Decline in future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

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Upper Primary

Grade 5 & 6

Students explore the basics of electricity. Students will learn how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits.

Lower Secondary

Grade 7 & 8

Students explore how energy sources such as the sun and wind can be harnessed to produce electricity, and ways to store it.