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Note: This program has been replaced by C4387 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology.
This program is based on the nationally-accredited Telecommunications Training Package is an entry point to the telecommunications industry.
This program introduces the principles of telecommunication signalling, telecommunication networks operations, design and optical communication, and the network cabling diagnostic skills.
The program covers:
- internet cloud
- circuit and packet switching
- copper and fibre cabling
- customer premises equipment
- broadband networks
- network functional groups.
Following this program, you may go on to the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering.
* Programs may change as training packages are updated.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll gain telecommunications industry experience throughout your progression in this program with visits to industry sites.
Graduates become technical officers or technicians specialising in the fields of telecommunication systems and communication networks.
As a telecommunications technician, you'll likely work in the operations departments of telecommunications carriers.
The growing use of telecommunications infrastructure in large business enterprises means there's increasing work available in providing system administration and support interconnecting with public telecommunications infrastructure.
Technicians are sometimes required to maintain complex telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities at a station, doing maintenance, testing, alignment, modification and operation of electronic equipment.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Internationally recognised Cisco certified network associates (CCNA) industry certification is integrated into this program.
Program and course information
Make the global, local
With a growing dependence on networks, careers in telecommunications are vital. Use this program to get your first job in the telecommunications industry or as a starting point for further study.