Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Cablers (Data and Telecommunications) install internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

Overview

Cablers (Data and Telecommunications) install internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

Day-to-day

  • examines drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • installs cabling for telephone, radio, pay tv and computer transmission
  • joins cables and seals sheaths with lead and thermoplastic.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

  • You can work as a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. If you want to gain cabling registration you need to complete a certificate II or III in data and voice communications, telecommunications technology or telecommunications network (build and operate).

    Find a Certificate or Diploma in Telecommunications Technology

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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