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Telecommunications Technician Designer

Telecommunications Technician Designers have a range of telecommunications skills and extensive knowledge of the access, building and core networks and client capabilities of the service provider. They can: design the customer access network; design the building network; design the core network for the service provider and asset owners; and design carrier equipment infrastructure.

Summary of Training

  • Create technical documentation
  • Apply knowledge of regulation and legislation for the telecommunications industry
  • Design network projects
  • Conduct site surveys to identify carrier installation requirements
  • Prepare design drawings and specifications for telecommunications installations
  • Estimate and quote for carrier telecommunications equipment installations
  • Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Work effectively in telecommunications technology
  • Design, install and configure an internetwork
  • Prepare activity plans and specifications for a fibre to the x installation
  • Assign a transmission path
  • Design infrastructure for telecommunications network installations
  • Design dense wavelength digital multiplexing installations
  • Determine and confirm client business requirements
  • Undertake a civil site survey
  • Develop detailed technical design

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Information Technology & Telecommunications

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Organising & Clerical

Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 3230

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Telecommunications Technician Designer - ICT41115
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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