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Telecommunications technology refers to the process of disseminating information across Australia and the rest of the world by transmitting data in words, speech, audio, or video.

What does this Industry cover?

Companies in the telecommunications sector make communication possible on a worldwide scale, whether it's through the phone, internet, airwaves or cables, wires or wirelessly.

Telecommunications infrastructure refers to the networks that convey voice and data between users across Australia, as well as our international connections. Wires, fibre, towers, sensors, satellites, radio spectrum, and physical infrastructure like data centres and cable landing stations are all part of the network that delivers communications to and from our devices.

Digital technologies are using telecommunications networks to enhance Australia’s economic productivity.

Job hunting information

Employers are looking for advanced skills in data analytics, software engineering, and cloud computing to deliver on the promises of new and emerging technologies.

As network technologies grow more common, professionals in the ICT Networks sector will need expertise in not only installation and commissioning, but also continuous maintenance, operations, and diagnostics. Protecting sensitive data and reducing cyber threats necessitates the use of comprehensive and consistent data management methods.

Analysing, designing, and developing internet sites; applying artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting language; communicating with network specialists about web-related issues; and developing and integrating computer code with other specialised inputs are all skills that Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers need.

Vendor certifications, such as those given by Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Cisco, have become the industry standard across many ICT professional roles, according to industry.

Information for further research

Peak level associations, government and major employers publish industry information. Accessing industry association sites, including member lists, is a good way of building up an understanding of an industry. Visiting employer websites and looking for careers or employment menus helps identify how employers recruit and the skills they are recruiting.

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