Telecommunications Trades Worker

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

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$1656 per week
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    Overview

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

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • 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.com.au(External website, Opens in new window)

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

    Skills employers are looking for

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