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Telecommunications Linesworker

Telecommunications Linesworkers install, maintain and repair external telecommunication equipment such as aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio and mobile phone antennae, and limited items of terminal equipment.

Overview

Telecommunications Linesworkers install, maintain and repair external telecommunication equipment such as aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio and mobile phone antennae, and limited items of terminal equipment.

Day-to-day

  • installs cabling for telephone, radio, pay tv and computer transmission
  • joins cables and seals sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erects, tests and maintains aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installs telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Telecommunications Linesworker

  • You can work as a Telecommunications Linesworker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate II or III in telecommunications technology might be helpful.

    Find a Certificate in Telecommunications Technology

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