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Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

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Installs internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

Tasks Include:

  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
Job prospects for Telecommunications Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Telecommunications Trades Workers group include Cabler (Data and Telecommunications), Telecommunications Cable Jointer, Telecommunications Linesworker and Telecommunications Technician.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 5,000 Telecommunications Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

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Hourly earnings

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

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