Telecommunications Technician Courses

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What does a Telecommunications Technician do?

Telecommunications Technicians install and maintain fibre optic cables and other telecommunications equipment at businesses, government organisations, and private residences. They mainly work outdoors laying cables and connecting appliances.

As a Communication Technician you’ll be reading maps and schematic diagrams to ensure the correct positioning of cables and equipment as well as using instruments and hand tools to test and repair faulty connections. A typical work day might involve climbing ladders, driving to a remote location, and working from a roof-top, ceiling, or telecommunications tower.

Telecommunications Technician Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Telecommunications Technician.

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How much do Telecommunications Technicians earn?

In Australia, a full time Telecommunications Technician 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 Telecommunications Technicians?

There are approximately 24,700 Telecommunications Technicians employed in Australia right now. Telecommunications Technicians are employed by media and telecom firms as well as construction, manufacturing, scientific, and defence organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Telecommunications Technician?

Telecommunications Technicians require (as a minimum) a Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation. This courses takes 12 months to complete. You might also need a construction industry White Card and working at heights permit. As your career progresses, consider Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications in the telecommunications study stream.

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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