How to become a Broadcasting Technician

Broadcasting technicians install, start up, maintain and repair equipment used for the transmission and reception of television and radio broadcast signals. This includes transmitters, microphones, mixing desks, tape recorders, CD players, computers, television cameras and telecine equipment. They may also work on microwave and satellite equipment used for the transmission and reception of voice, data and images.

Personal requirements of a Broadcasting Technician

  • Normal eyesight and colour vision
  • Good with hands
  • Technical ability
  • Aptitude for mathematics and science
  • Adaptable and willing to learn about emerging technologies
  • A fast and methodical approach to work

Education & Training for a Broadcasting Technician

To become a broadcasting technician you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. You can also become a broadcasting technician by completing a VET qualification in electronics and communications. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit

Additional Information
When working at heights, industry standards require broadcasting technicians to complete a Work Safely at Heights short course provided by a Registered Training Organisation. You may need to have an electrical licence.
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