Radio dispatchers provide radio and communications services for the coordination of operational units in transport, courier, emergency, military, security, rescue and road service organisations.
You can work as a radio dispatcher without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job.
Radio dispatchers may perform the following tasks:
In some states and territories, radio dispatchers who work in the emergency services sector (police, fire and ambulance) may be required to be uniformed officers, and therefore must meet the selection criteria for that occupation. Refer to the separate entries for Firefighter, Paramedic and Police Officer - State for full details.
Radio dispatchers are employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, and may be required to do shift and weekend work. Radio dispatchers who have undertaken appropriate training or who have suitable experience are highly regarded and sought after by employers.