Assistant Broadcast Technician

Assistant Broadcast Technicians work in television or radio broadcasting where they install, test, repair, set up, and operate the electronic equipment used to record and transmit radio and television programs, cable programs, and motion pictures.

Personal requirements of an Assistant Broadcast Technician may include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of current and emerging telecommunications technologies
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

Assistant Broadcast Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
  • Solve problems in frequency dependent circuits Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACA Restricted Rule
  • Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACA Open Rule
  • Work effectively in the screen and media industries
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Follow occupational health and safety procedures
  • Solve problems in d.c. power supplies with single phase input
  • Solve problems in digital components of electronic apparatus
  • Carry out repairs of predictable faults in audio and video replay/recording apparatus
  • Find and repair faults in electronic apparatus
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Install and manage network protocols
  • Determine and action network problems

This occupation requires a certificate level of skill in broadcasting such as Certificate III in Broadcast Technology. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.