Telecommunications Technician

Telecommunications Technicians install, maintain and repair telecommunications equipment and appliances, such as telephones, mobile telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment, in homes, businesses, telephone exchanges and other network sites.

Overview

Telecommunications Technicians install, maintain and repair telecommunications equipment and appliances, such as telephones, mobile telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment, in homes, businesses, telephone exchanges and other network sites.

Day-to-day

  • locates faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaches wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusts, replaces and repairs faulty items, and tests equipment using electronic instruments
  • installs telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Telecommunications Technician

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

    Find a Certificate in Telecommunications Technology

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