342312 Communications Operator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
342312
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Communications Operator
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

342312 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Transmits and receives radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.
Skill Level: 3
Specialisations:
Communication Information Systems Sailor (Navy)
Communications and Information Systems Controller (Air Force)
Operator Specialist Communications (Army)

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

3423 Electronics Trades Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3423
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Electronics Trades Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3423 ELECTRONICS TRADES WORKERS

ELECTRONICS TRADES WORKERS maintain, adjust and repair electronic equipment such as business machines, video and audio equipment, and electronic instruments and control systems, and transmit and receive radio messages.
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 may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

examining and testing machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults
adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintaining machines, equipment and instruments
reassembling, test operating and adjusting equipment
advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunctions
receiving messages by interpreting code and converting to plain language, and writing and typing messages for transmission
monitoring radio traffic, and transmitting and receiving voice messages
installing electronic instruments and control systems
applying knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 208.40