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Data and Voice Communications Technician

Working as a Data and Voice Communications Technician you would select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain telecommunications and high performance data services in buildings and premises. It includes ACMA requirements for Open Cabler Registration.

Summary of Training

  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Participate in voice and data communications work and competency development activities
  • Install and connect data and voice communication equipment
  • Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
  • Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling
  • Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling
  • Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks
  • Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
  • Maintain documentation
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Plan an integrated cabling installation system
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Assemble and connect telecommunication frames and cabinets
  • Install aerial telecommunication cables
  • Install underground communication cables
  • Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks
  • Set up and configure the wireless capabilities of communications and data storage devices
  • Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems

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 incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. 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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Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 12517

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, 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, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Data and Voice Communications Technician - UEE30420
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

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Commencements

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