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$1,586 per week


Switchboard Operators operate telecommunication switchboards and consoles to assist callers establish telephone connections, and receive caller inquiries and fault reports.


  • operating switchboards and consoles to connect, hold, transfer and disconnect telephone calls
  • responding to callers' inquiries by providing information such as telephone numbers, dialling codes, call costs, time delays and service difficulties
  • investigating operating system problems and informing maintenance services
  • alerting emergency services when required
  • recording details and determining charges for designated types of calls
  • may monitor the efficiency of systems and maintain service sampling records.


  • stressful.

To become a Switchboard Operator

  • You can work as a Switchboard Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as business or clerical studies.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Switchboard Operator

  • Communication Skills

  • Organisational Skills

  • Computer Skills

  • Writing

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