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Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

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Carries out specialised design and support functions in telecommunications engineering including optimisation and performance monitoring of telecommunications networks, diagnosis and repair of faults, and the selection and installation of equipment.


Tasks Include:


  • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
Job prospects for Telecommunications Technical Specialists in Victoria

Occupations in the Telecommunications Technical Specialists group include Radiocommunications Technician, Telecommunications Field Engineer, Telecommunications Network Planner and Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 1,300 Telecommunications Technical Specialists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

Average weekly wage
$1,817.50

Hourly earnings
$49.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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