Communications Operator

Communications Operators transmit and receive radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.

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    Overview

    Communications Operators transmit and receive radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.

    Day-to-day

    • sends and receives messages by satellite communication systems, radio, radio telegraph, radio telephone, morse or radio telex
    • records incoming messages, including navigational and other data, keeping a log of messages sent and received
    • makes minor repairs to radio equipment or radar
    • provides a watch on maritime distress frequencies
    • broadcasts navigational and weather warnings from coastal stations to ships at sea
    • operates equipment which interconnects with inland service.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Communications Operator

    • You can work as a Communications Operator without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a related electronics or communications field is usually required.

      Take a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

    Skills employers are looking for

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