Junior Telecommunications Technician Courses

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What does a Junior Telecommunications Technician do?

Junior Telecommunications Technicians assist qualified technicians install and maintain fibre optic cables and other telecommunications equipment including network conduit, ariels, antennae, and data transmission appliances. They mainly carry out outdoor labouring work under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson.

As a Junior Telecommunications Technician you’ll be digging, lifting, carrying, cutting and laying cable. A typical work day might involve climbing ladders, driving to a remote location, and working from a roof-top or ceiling.

Junior Telecommunications Technician Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Junior Telecommunications Technician.

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How much do Junior Telecommunications Technicians earn?

In Australia, a full time Junior Telecommunications Technician generally earns $1,224 per week ($63,648 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience and technical expertise (and a trade qualification) you can expect a higher salary than people who are new to the role.

What are the job opportunities for Junior Telecommunications Technicians?

There are approximately 2,400 Junior Telecommunications Technicians employed in Australia right now. Junior Telecommunications Technicians and Trade Assistants are employed by media and telecommunications firms as well as construction, manufacturing, and scientific organisations.

Source: Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Junior Telecommunications Technician?

Junior Telecommunications Technicians receive on-the-job training, but you’ll boost your chances of employment with a Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology or a Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation. These courses take 6-12 months to complete. You might also need a construction industry White Card and working at heights permit.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Telecommunications.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au