Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation - ICT20219

JB Hunter

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This is an entry-level qualification for telecommunications linesworkers working on the construction and maintenance of high-speed national broadband network (NBN) infrastructure.Linesworkers may:perform cable and infrastructure work underground, which may involve civil and construction work such as site preparation, building of enclosures, installing mounting brackets and hauling underground cableswork above ground to install fibre or metallic aerial cable and infrastructure, which may also include installing aerial lead-in cables to customer premises and providing traffic management.Licensing/Regulatory Information Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used may be subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Information and Communications Technology Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.Cabling on the customer side of the network termination device 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.


  • Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for telecommunications projects
  • Jumper metallic conductor cable in the access network
  • Haul underground cable for installation and maintenance work
  • Remove non-friable asbestos
  • Work on and resolve recurrent network faults
  • Install underground telecommunications infrastructure
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Use radio frequency measuring instruments
  • Install aerial cable for communications applications
  • Construct underground telecommunications infrastructure
  • Erect aerial cable supports
  • Remove and replace electronic circuit boards in carrier equipment
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures
  • Install, test and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
  • Work safely near power infrastructure at a telecommunications workplace
  • Install an above ground equipment enclosure
  • Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs
  • Work effectively in a telecommunications network environment
  • Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Install and terminate coaxial cable
  • Install and terminate hard-line coaxial cable
  • Install lead-in module and cable for fibre to the premises
  • Install underground cable for communications applications
  • Work effectively in the digital and telecommunications industry
  • Joint metallic conductor cable in access network
  • Install telecommunications network equipment
  • Prepare site for support installation
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • Use optical measuring instruments
  • Joint and terminate coaxial cable
  • Provide first aid
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Haul and fix aerial cable
  • Install underground enclosures and conduit
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Install aerial and underground cable lead-ins
  • Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors
  • Work safely at heights
  • Provide customer service to telecommunications customers

Standard entry requirements


Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood No information available No
  • Part-time or day release
  • Flexible Delivery
Kellor east - Melbourne - VIC No information available No
  • Part-time or day release
  • Flexible Delivery

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