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Telecommunications Linesworkers install, maintain and repair external telecommunication equipment such as aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio and mobile phone antennae, and limited items of terminal equipment.


  • installs cabling for telephone, radio, pay tv and computer transmission
  • joins cables and seals sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erects, tests and maintains aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installs telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Telecommunications Linesworker

  • You can work as a Telecommunications Linesworker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate II or III in telecommunications technology might be helpful.

    Find a Certificate in Telecommunications Technology

  • 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

  • First Aid

  • Commissioning

  • Communication Skills

  • Leadership

  • Cabling

  • 3G Wireless

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