Electricity, gas and water supply

The electricity, gas and water services industry - also known as utilities- provides households and businesses with essential power, water and lighting. .The people working in the utilities sector maintain our power stations, look after our electricity grids, distribute our gas, monitor our water and collect our waste. It requires very specific skills and knowledge.

The technology and resources that make these services are changing at a rapid rate. There are many skilled trades and professional level occupation opportunities available.

Typical jobs:

  • Electrician

  • Waste Management officer

  • Electrotechnology electrician

  • Water treatment plant operator

  • Gas Mains Layer

  • Safety Inspector

Would it suit me?

The industry could suit you if you:

  • Are very technically minded and like working with machinery and equipment

  • Are very organised and time efficient

  • Like learning new technology and are adaptable

  • Like solving problems

  • Are good at maths or science

How do I get into the industry?

Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:

  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

  • Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

  • Diploma of Electrical Engineering

  • Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations

  • Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Electricity, gas and water supply

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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