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Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

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Standard course fee:
$7,470.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $1,050.00

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Program Type
Traineeship
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11 - 17 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Course overview

This is an entry-level qualification for telecommunications technology operators who may:

  • install telecommunications equipment, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises
  • perform fault-finding on a limited range of digital reception equipment for both cable television and free-to-air television reception, for either a customer or an enterprise
  • install and maintain telecommunications radio communications equipment in base stations and connect wireless base stations
  • install and maintain telecommunications equipment on high structures including radio towers or for installation and connection of wireless base stations.

The qualification is suited to an individual undertaking work experience, or in a probationary period in employment.

It is particularly applicable to school-based delivery as an entry-level pathway to employment and is suitable as an Australian traineeship or apprenticeship pathway, except for the units of competency that involve high-risk work age restrictions.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Information and Communications Technology Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Cabling at the customer premises must be carried out according to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner.

High risk work (HRW) licences are required for dogging work and rigging as outlined on the Safe Work Australia website.

The model WHS Regulations require people performing HRW to be over 18 years of age and to hold the right HRW licence. HRW licences are issued by state/territory governments: refer to the relevant body to ensure compliance with regulations.

How to apply

How to apply

  • Some training providers will let you enrol online while others may not. All training providers will need to see some documentation, like personal identification or school results, and all will ask you to have a Unique Student Identifier. Once you've found a training provider you like the look of, get in touch with them to see how they can help you enrol.
  • You can visit this provider’s course offering/s on provider’s website.
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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.