Electricity, gas, water and waste services
This industry supplies and supports electricity, gas, water and waste services - important services that keep society working. With a focus on renewable and sustainable technologies, there are exciting careers to explore.
Electricity supply covers the generation, distribution and on-selling of electricity through power grid systems. This also includes renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydroelectricity.
Gas supply covers the distribution of gas, such as natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas.
Water supply covers:
- water storage, treatment and distribution
- drainage services
- sewage collection and treatment.
Waste services covers:
- waste collection, treatment and disposal
- treatment of contamination (including land)
- material recovery activities.
How do I get into the industry?
Some courses in this industry may include:
- Certificate III in Plumbing
- Certificate III in Driving Operations
- Diploma of Water Industry Operations
- Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering
Jobs in this industry
Potential jobs may include:
- technicians, plumbers and other trade workers
- engineers – electrical, mechanical and civil
- treatment plant and factory process workers
- program and project administrators.
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- Electricity distribution102item
- Water supply, sewerage and drainage services115item
- Waste collection services51item
- Waste treatment, disposal and remediation services38item
- Electricity generation39item
- On selling electricity and electricity market operation26item
- Gas supply10item
- Electricity transmission4item