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Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistants assist Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers to install and maintain electrical and telecommunications systems.


  • installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of electrical or telecommunications systems
  • to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • performs a range of manual tasks such as digging, lifting, cutting and laying cable to assist trade workers.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become an Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistant

  • You can work as an Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in electrical or telecommunications might be helpful.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Cabling

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication Skills

  • Organisational Skills

  • Ethernet Cables/Cards

  • Power Tools Operation

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