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Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation

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$8,000.00
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21 - 31 months (full-time)
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  • 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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Entry-level employment

Course overview

This qualification is for telecommunications operators working on the construction and maintenance of high-speed national broadband network (NBN) infrastructure, and on required technology.

Telecommunications technology operators may:

  • perform equipment and system installation work on a customer network to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including connecting and jointing of copper cable, diagnosing and rectifying copper cable system faults, and migrating, remediating and augmentation of copper services to maximise benefits of the high-speed broadband connection
  • splice, test and fault-find on live fibre cable in the NBN fibre distribution network
  • perform equipment and system installation work on a customer network to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including diagnosing and rectifying fibre system faults, working with active equipment, and performing integration and commissioning activities to maximise benefits of the high-speed broadband connection
  • perform underground and aerial equipment and system installations from the tap to the optical node to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including connecting and terminating hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cabling, diagnosing and rectifying HFC system faults
  • install, activate and assure HFC equipment and systems from the last connection point of the network to the customer premises – tap to network termination device (NTD) – to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services.

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 Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Cabling at the customer premises downstream of the NTD 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.

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.