Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

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.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $91,911
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 400

What does a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
TAFE
Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
TAFE
Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering