Electronics Technician - Communications

Electronics Technicians - Communications diagnose faults and repair electronic devices including audiovisual, broadcast, business and medical equipment. Electronics and communications technicians may work in workshops, private homes or manufacturers' factories. They may have a considerable amount of contact with the public. They may work in confined spaces and have to stand for long periods. They may also be required to work at heights on masts, towers and roofs.

Electronics and communications technicians must be aware of safety regulations and must often wear and use supplied protective equipment.

Personal requirements of an Electronics Technician - Communications may include:

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

Electronics Technicians - Communications may complete the following tasks:

  • Attend to breakdowns in electronics and communications equipment
  • Diagnose, test and rectify faults in electronic circuits and apparatus
  • Troubleshoot digital subsystems, amplifiers and circuits
  • Find and repair faults in complex power supplies
  • Service broadcast, microwave and satellite technology
  • Service analogue, digital and data equipment and signals
  • Service fire and security alarm systems
  • Repair cameras, TV receivers, DVDs, computers, business and medical equipment
  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology assemblies
  • Install extra low voltage wiring systems
  • Install electrical and electronic control systems.

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 qualification (e.g. Certificate II in Electronics.)