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$1,656 per week


Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.


  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment.


  • working outdoors.

To become a Telecommunications Trades Worker

  • You can work as a Telecommunications Trades Worker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II or III in telecommunications technology is usually required.

    Find a Certificate in Telecommunications Technology

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

  • Interested in developing your digital skills? Try one of 2000 free online courses at

    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Cabling

  • Troubleshooting

  • Organisational Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • First Aid

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