Electronics and Communications Tradesperson

Electronics and Communications Tradespersons select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/sub-assembly level with options in communications, audio, video and TV, personal computer and networks, security and custom installations.

Personal requirements of an Electronics and Communications Tradesperson may include:

  • Good communications skills
  • Good maths and science
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination

Electronics and Communications Tradespersons may complete the following tasks:

  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
  • Fix and secure equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
  • Document occupational hazards and risks in electronics
  • Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components
  • Troubleshoot d.c. power supplies with single phase input
  • Troubleshoot digital subsystems
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers
  • Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits
  • Find and repair faults in complex power supplies
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifiers
  • Solve fundamental problems in electronic communication systems
  • Maintain documentation
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

Make up and assemble bus bars

  • Assemble and wire control panels
  • Assemble, mount and connect switchgear and controlgear
  • Apply lead-free soldering techniques
  • Solve problems in multiple path a.c. circuits
  • Use engineering applications software

Entry requirements may vary but most employers require Year 10 and some may prefer Year 12. Experience required includes an electrical engineering apprenticeship or traineeship and a qualification (e.g. Certificate III in Electronics and Communications.)