The main source of Australia's electricity generation is coal. Coal-fired plants also constitute a majority of generating capacity. Now, and in future years, an increasing number of gas-fired power stations and other renewable energy sources will be used to generate more power nationally, including hydro, wind and biomass.
A career in the power generation industry provides opportunities for professional development and training to ensure the industry has the capabilities to meet Australia's current and future energy requirements. Most electricity generators offer the following programs:
- Trainee and apprenticeship programs
- Graduate and undergraduate development programs
- Engineering scholarships and bursaries
- Leadership development programs
There is a wide range of apprenticeships available to individuals wishing to develop a successful and rewarding career in the power generation industry, including:
- Electrical and electronics