Telecommunications Traineeship

Location: Victoria and Tasmania
Duration: 1-2 Years
Qualification: Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology

Do you love playing with technology? Then a Telecommunication Traineeship might just be for you.

With emerging technologies such as NBN, fibre optics, data & networking, access control, voice and data technologies, and audio visual, this traineeship will give you skills to become:

  • NBN fibre installer
  • NBN splicer telecommunications
  • Network equipment installer
  • Telecommunications voice and data equipment installer
  • IP based security alarms installer
  • Telecommunications equipment operator
  • Telecommunications tradesperson

Telecommunication technicians gain the skills to be involved in the selection, installation and configuration of equipment in converging telecommunications technologies that integrate radio, optical and internet protocol (IP) based applications.

Telecommunications technicians can be involved with:

  • Ribbon fibre cable splicing and terminating
  • Using optical and RF measuring instruments
  • Electrical skills
  • Network equipment installation
  • The use of hand and power tools
  • Occupational Health and safety (OHS)
  • Sustainability practices

To become an telecommunication technician you have to complete an telecommunications traineeship, which is an Australian Traineeship comprising of on-the-job and off-the-job education (a Certificate III in Telecommunication Technology) and workplace experience. The off-the-job training will be provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

The nominated RTO will conduct a language, literacy and numeracy assessment which will be used to determine suitability for the course and/or identify additional support.

The physical ability to perform the inherent nature of telecommunications work. This will involve a medical assessment.

Qualifying as a telecommunication technician involves:

  • One-two years commitment to your telecommunication traineeship
  • Attending paid work with a ‘host employer’ for the duration of the telecommunication traineeship
  • Attend off-the-job training at trade school where you will complete a Certificate III in Telecommunication Technology, which will provide you with an ACMA Open Cablers License as well as specialised cabling endorsements for optical fibre, structured and coaxial cabling
  • Successfully complete all requirements.

Ideal telecommunication technician will be:

  • Passionate about technology
  • Enjoys hands on work
  • Enjoys problem solving
  • Enjoys working in teams
  • Has a strong work ethic
  • Has a drivers license with a reliable vehicle (desirable)
  • Completed year 12 (desirable)

A well paid career as a telecommunication technician with scope to grow within this industry or a stepping stone to allied industries such as electrical and security.


  • You earn while you learn
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Dedicated Industry Careers Consultant, who will guide you every step of the way, from the day they interview you, through to completion. Whether this is one, two or four years from now, your Industry Careers Consultant will always be there for you to discuss training needs, workplace performance or to have a general chat about work or life, or both
  • A head start to your career!

To become a Telecommunication Trainee you need to apply for a traineeship .

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