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Telecommunications Trades Worker

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

Overview

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

Day-to-day

  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,656 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Telecommunications Trades Worker

  • You can work as a Telecommunications Trades Worker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II or III in telecommunications technology is usually required.

    Find a Certificate in Telecommunications Technology

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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