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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Network Installation Technician

Working as a Network Installation Technician you will be responsible for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting communications equipment, infrastructure and area networks for home or small to medium organisations. Note: Entry requirements apply.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 5 required

  • Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks
  • Locate, diagnose and rectify faults
  • Repair telecommunication system faults
  • Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • Solve electrical-based telecommunications circuitry and cabling problems

Elective Units – 12 required

  • Estimate and quote for customer telecommunications equipment installation
  • Install and test power saving hardware
  • Effect changes to existing customer premises equipment systems and equipment
  • Cut over customer premises equipment major upgrades
  • Commission an electronic system
  • Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
  • Install configuration programs on PC based customer equipment
  • Build an enterprise wireless network
  • Install hardware to a network
  • Prepare design drawings and specification for a cable installation
  • Install and test power management software
  • Manage the delivery of network infrastructure

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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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 18/19: 2046

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/10/2019. 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, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Network Installation Technician - ICT41219
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
Classification T *
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 26/09/2019, rounded estimates for April 2018 to March 2019. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit our Australian School-based Apprenticeships page for more detailed information.

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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