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Communications Operator

Communications Operators transmit and receive radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.

Overview

Communications Operators transmit and receive radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.

Day-to-day

  • sends and receives messages by satellite communication systems, radio, radio telegraph, radio telephone, morse or radio telex
  • records incoming messages, including navigational and other data, keeping a log of messages sent and received
  • makes minor repairs to radio equipment or radar
  • provides a watch on maritime distress frequencies
  • broadcasts navigational and weather warnings from coastal stations to ships at sea
  • operates equipment which interconnects with inland service.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Communications Operator

  • You can work as a Communications Operator without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a related electronics or communications field is usually required.

    Take a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

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