Telecommunications Linesworker

Installs, maintains and repairs external telecommunication equipment such as aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio and mobile phone antennae, and limited items of terminal equipment.
Training time 20 - 80 weeks
Average pay $76,642
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 600

What does a Telecommunications Linesworker 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


  • Operator Bearer Systems (Army)

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate