Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

This qualification is part of the Information and Communications Technology Training Package. It prepares individuals for entry into the telecommunications industry and its convergent technologies, including radio, optical, data and internet protocol (IP) networks. It reflects the role of an operator in the telecommunications industry who can apply a broad range of competencies using a defined range of skills where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection, installation and configuration of equipment in convergence technologies that integrate radio, optical and IP based applications. Duties may include assessing installation requirements, planning and performing installations, testing installed equipment and fault finding. It involves a degree of autonomy and may include some supervision of others. Work is performed according to known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes. Specialist streams are available in: Optical Networks; Cabling Networks; Radio Communications; Telecommunications Networking.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,861

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Prerequisite units may apply.

Structure:

16 units: 7 core; 9 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Locate and identify cable system faults; Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks; Install telecommunications network equipment; Use electrical skills in telecommunications work; Use hand and power tools; Follow WHS and environmental policy and procedures; Work effectively in telecommunications technology. Plus electives.

Further information:

Cabling at customer premises must be carried out according to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner. Refer to "Pathways to ACMA Cabling Provider Rules - Cabling registration" and mandatory industry practical hours required for registration.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 02411J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Box Hill No info No Full time 0.5 year
Box Hill No info No Part time 1 year

At Box Hill Institute, you’re not just a number. Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll get the support you need to succeed in your studies. We keep our higher education courses practical, with a strong focus on job skills to ensure graduates have the abilities that employers require in their particular industry. When you study with us, it’s not just about the journey. We want you to graduate with genuine job opportunities. That’s why eight in 10 Box Hill Institute graduates are employed or pursuing further study within six months of graduating*.

We focus on future proofing our students’ careers by offering higher education qualifications and pathways in exciting growth areas like cyber security, aviation and 3D manufacturing. Our teachers are all expert practitioners with relevant experience and careers in their teaching areas. They bring a wealth of knowledge about their industry, the realities of various career paths and the areas you need to focus on to succeed.

We offer a substantial range of higher education study areas, including:

  • music (applied business, composition, audio production, performance, sound production)
  • commerce (accounting and international business) 
  • community services
  • fashion (fashion and fashion merchandising)
  • early childhood (education and care)
  • hospitality management
  • library and information management
  • science and biotechnology (biosecurity, and science and biotechnology)
  • computer systems.

At Box Hill Institute, you’ll gain industry connections and have work placement opportunities while you study. Many of our undergraduate courses are aligned to career paths that have been defined by the industry sectors we work with, so the courses are relevant and industry-specific. 

Studying with us means that you’ll have access to some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country — from our high-tech recording studios to our working restaurant, where chefs Guy Grossi, George Calombaris and Curtis Stone trained. We operate a Nursing Skills Centre of Excellence, the Pets on Elgar veterinary training centre, information technology labs and our $41 million Integrated Technology Hub — the first of its kind. Our Lilydale Lakeside Campus operates a Tech School, an e-learning centre, a business incubator, a childcare centre, conference facilities, and accommodation. Soon it will open an Edutainment Centre.

Other campus facilities include cafeterias, student lounges, childcare services and libraries. We offer a number of student services, including employment assistance, counselling and a disability liaison service, and support for Indigenous students. We also offer specific literacy and numeracy support to provide eligible students with help to complete their course. This support focuses on workplace reading, writing, numeracy (maths) and communication skills. It is flexible and provides support in classrooms and/or in group tutorials, and with online activities.

Study a degree that will take you places. Contact us at Box Hill Institute today. You can call 1300 BOX HILL or visit boxhill.edu.au.

 

*Source: NCVER 2016

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