What do you need to work as an electronics technician?
Well, according to the Department of Defence job site, you need this:
The essence of electronics is that you do need critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. The ability to work autonomously and troubleshoot systems under the pressure of time constraints. Absolutely this is most correct collection of job skills I have seen for this trade area.
Salaries in the Army, Navy or Air Force for technical personnel are stated at $49,200 PA after the initial year following trade training. Plus allowances etc. That is the base salary and it increases with rank and promotion.
Website accessed 11 March 2016 This link to defence jobs.gov.au salary