How to become a Telecommunications Technician

Telecommunications technicians install, maintain and repair telecommunications and broadcasting networks and equipment.

Personal requirements of a Telecommunications Technician

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • Able to perform routine repetitive tasks as well as non-routine or highly analytical tasks
  • Able to show initiative
  • Good with hands
  • Normal colour vision
  • Able to work at heights and in confined spaces
  • Good customer service skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Prepared to undertake continuous training and development

Education & Training for a Telecommunications Technician

To become a telecommunications technician you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.4%

NSW 26.2%

NT 1.8%

QLD 20.5%

SA 5.4%

TAS 2.5%

VIC 29.3%

WA 11.9%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 97.7%

Female 2.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 7.5%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 24.5%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 42.9%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 12.9%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 12.2%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 37.7%

Above 35 years: 62.7%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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