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Please note: This program is not available for midyear (Semester 2) entry.
This qualification is suited to an advanced technician (technical officer), team leader or supervisor who requires a wider range of telecommunication skills.
You will learn to install and maintain:
- enterprise networks in emerging and converging technologies
- optical and wireless equipment for high speed broadband network infrastructure
- internet protocol (IP) based network telecommunications equipment
- IP based networks in home networks and small and medium enterprises
- telecommunications, data cabling and cabling products in line with the specifications of the access network owner
- telecommunications access network cabling and infrastructure, systems and customer equipment.
The qualification also enables technicians to assess installation requirements of converging voice, video and data IP networks, plan and perform installations and test installed equipment and fault find. It may also involve a degree of autonomy and may include limited supervision of others.
*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.
Learning throughout the semester includes demonstration, oral presentation, report on workplace visits, exercise on practical tasks.
Graduates become technical officers or technicians specialising in the telecommunications industry.
As a telecommunications technician, you'll likely work in the operations departments of a telecommunications carrier.
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 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 increasingly vital. Use this program to get your first job in the telecommunications industry or as a starting point for further study.