Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology - ICT30519


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is for telecommunications technology operators who assess installation requirements, plan and perform installations, test installed equipment, and fault-find when issues arise with installed equipment.Telecommunications technology operators may work on: customer cabling networks digital reception technologyoptical networks premises cablingradio communicationsrigging, which also involves installing and maintaining radio antennas on high structures such as radio towers, and building and mounting sections of radio masts for a complete radio structuretelecommunications networkingwireless networks.Licensing/Regulatory Information Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.Cabling at the customer premises must be carried out according to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, in line with the specifications of the access network owner. High risk work (HRW) licences are required for dogging work and rigging as outlined on the Safe Work Australia website.The model WHS Regulations require people performing high risk work to be over 18 years of age and to hold the right HRW licence. HRW licences are issued by state/territory governments: refer to the relevant body to ensure compliance with regulations.


  • Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for telecommunications projects
  • Determine and apply technologies within a telecommunications system
  • Remove non-friable asbestos
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Install and manage network protocols
  • Work on and resolve recurrent network faults
  • Operate and maintain radio communications technical instruments and field equipment
  • Provide infrastructure for telecommunications network equipment
  • Install network cable equipment
  • Supervise worksite activities
  • Install a complex digital reception system
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Install WiMAX customer premises equipment broadband wireless access equipment
  • Repair and replace telecommunications network hardware
  • Install mobile telecommunications in motor vehicles
  • Modify and cutover cable
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Maintain hybrid fibre coaxial broadband cable network
  • Use radio frequency measuring instruments
  • Conduct radio frequency measurements
  • Maintain an electronic system
  • Install aerial cable for communications applications
  • Implement traffic management plan
  • Commission an electronic unit
  • Collect and analyse technical information
  • Conduct basic tests and analyses of telecommunications copper cabling
  • Work safely on live optical fibre installations
  • Construct and test a radio communications device
  • Install radio plant and equipment on telecommunications structures
  • Provide infrastructure for telecommunications network customer equipment
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Estimate and quote for customer telecommunications equipment installation
  • Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures
  • Install optical fibre splitters in fibre distribution hubs
  • Install, test and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
  • Work safely near power infrastructure at a telecommunications workplace
  • Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • Locate, identify and rectify telecommunications network faults
  • Locate and identify cable system faults
  • Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks
  • Apply introductory programming techniques
  • Care for computer hardware
  • Plan a home based business
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks
  • Install systems and equipment on customer premises
  • Create scripts for networking
  • Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Install and terminate coaxial cable
  • Perform tests on optical communication system and components
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Implement system software changes
  • Train customers in new technology
  • Conduct basic identification and fault-finding within cabling networks and customer equipment
  • Install lead-in module and cable for fibre to the premises
  • Install underground cable for communications applications
  • Provide ICT advice to clients
  • Cut over new systems and equipment on customer premises
  • Identify requirements for customer telecommunications equipment
  • Use operational safety in a telecommunications rigging environment
  • Install digital reception equipment
  • Hand over cable systems and equipment
  • Work effectively in the digital and telecommunications industry
  • Build a telecommunications radio structure
  • Install telecommunications network equipment
  • Install ribbon fibre cable in the FTTX distribution network
  • Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule
  • Schedule resources
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Manage spare parts
  • Recover customer premises equipment
  • Connect internal hardware components
  • Develop integrated digital reception systems
  • Use optical measuring instruments
  • Design communications wiring systems for customer premises
  • Locate and rectify digital reception equipment faults
  • Organise resources
  • Use rigging practices and systems on telecommunications network structures
  • Install a radio communications antenna and feedline
  • Resolve technical enquiries using multiple information systems
  • Organise material supply
  • Protect against electromagnetic radiation and systems hazards when working on telecomms radio sites
  • Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Lift Rule
  • Provide basic system administration
  • Install underground enclosures and conduit
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Test cables and systems on customer premises
  • Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors
  • Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation
  • Work safely at heights
  • Maintain cable network
  • Install and configure internet protocol TV in a home network
  • Provide customer service to telecommunications customers
  • Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Construct aerial cable supports

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Campbelltown College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
  • Part-time : 36 months
Lidcombe College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
  • Part-time : 53 weeks

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