Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Installs internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $56,606
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,300

What does a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) do?

  • 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

Related courses

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Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
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