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What does a Linesworker do?

Linesworkers install and repair outdoor telecommunications aerials and cables. They examine maps and schematic drawings, then run the data transmission equipment that connects cable TV, radio, broadband, phones, security systems and fire alarms.

As a Linesworker you’ll be cutting and splicing cables, installing splitter systems and distribution hubs — as well as running diagnostic tests and carrying out repairs. Linesworkers are also called cablers and telecommunications riggers.

Linesworker Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Linesworker.

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How much do Linesworkers earn?

In Australia, a full time Linesworker generally earns $1,656 per week ($86,112 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 you can expect a higher salary than people who are new to the role.

What are the job opportunities for Linesworkers?

There are approximately 1,800 Linesworkers employed in Australia right now. Linesworkers are mainly employed media and teleco providers as well as construction, security, engineering, government, and defence organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Linesworker?

Linesworkers need to complete the Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation. This course takes 6-12 months to complete. You might also need a construction industry White Card and working at heights permit. As your career progresses, consider the Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Design and the Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering.

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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