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This program suits new entrants into the telecommunications industry wanting to learn and apply a range of skills in a varied work context, from installing to operating telecommunications equipment.
This program specialises in cabling to reflect the role of an operator who installs telecommunications equipment, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises. It is suited to new entrants with limited industry experience.
You will learn the skills required to effectively install and maintain equipment and cabling for telecommunications applications, which include telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks (LANs and WANs), and multimedia.
You will experience extensive practical work in a simulated commercial environment while learning about cabling rules. You will also be trained to use typical commercial telecommunications equipment, in preparation for future employment.
Telecommunications cablers install and maintain cabling for networks across a wide array of communications platforms in both analogue and digital formats.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
This program is delivered face-to-face with most materials available online through Blackboard, our online learning management system.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, and group discussions. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Learning throughout the semester includes demonstration, report on workplace visits, and practical tasks.
You'll be able to find work as a cabler in the telecommunications industry to service both private dwellings and commercial buildings.
As a cabler you will provide basic technical and practical services to support various telecommunications networks in industrial applications.
Employment can be obtained through contractors working on large projects for the major Australian telecommunications carriers such as Telstra, Optus, NBN, TPG or more.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Cabling at customer’s premises must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner. The Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology covers these industry requirements.
Graduates will have completed the academic requirements to gain open registration under ACMA Cabling Provider Rules (CPR).
After accruing 80 hours of on-the-job cabling work experience you may obtain restricted cabler registration and after a further 280 hours you can obtain Open Registration.
This program will also meet the academic requirements for the structured cabling and optical fibre specialisations (previously known as endorsements).
Program and course information
Your career starts here
The world wants to be connected. In this program, you can develop the entry level skills needed to get a start in the telecommunications industry.