Telecommunications Tradesperson

Telecommunications Tradespersons install telecommunications services and network equipment.

Personal requirements of a Telecommunications Tradesperson may include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good eyesight
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces

Telecommunications Tradespersons may complete the following tasks:

  • Install telecommunications services and network equipment
  • Place and terminate cables; install jumpers and wires; undertake proof tests such as wire testing, circuit commissioning and power tests; analyse system faults; assemble, erect, position and label equipment
  • Estimate costs, install and maintain telephones and other business communication systems at customers’ premises
  • Operate call tracing facilities; install, test and carry out restorative and routine maintenance on all types of telecommunications, switching and transmission equipment
  • Maintain and adhere to operational procedures, complete appropriate documentation and develop and maintain good relations with internal and external customer

This occupation requires a certificate level of skill in Telecommunications Cabling. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.