3424 Telecommunications Trades Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Telecommunications Trades Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRADES WORKERS install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
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
installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 370.80