3424 Telecommunications Trades Workers

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
    • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
    • attaching wires and cables to appliances
    • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
    • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
    • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
    • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
    • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment


    • 342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
    • 342413 Telecommunications Linesworker / Telecommunications Line Mechanic

    342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

    Installs internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

    Skill Level: 3

    342413 Telecommunications Linesworker / Telecommunications Line Mechanic

    Installs, maintains and repairs external telecommunication equipment such as aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio and mobile phone antennae, and limited items of terminal equipment.

    Skill Level: 3


    • Operator Bearer Systems (Army)