Telecommunications Technician

Also known as Communications Technician.
Installs, maintains and repairs telecommunications equipment and appliances, such as telephones, mobile telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment, in homes, businesses, telephone exchanges and other network sites.
Training time 20 - 80 weeks
Average pay $75,410
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,700

What does a Telecommunications Technician 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


  • Technician Telecommunication Systems (Army)

Related courses

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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications
Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology
Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering
Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering
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Install and Terminate Coaxial Cable
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