Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology
This is a pre-vocational program.
This program suits new entrants to the telecommunications industry wanting to learn and apply a range of skills in a varied work context, from installing to operating telecommunications equipment.
You will learn the skills 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 on customer premises.
Cabling at customers' 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.
This program will also meet the academic requirements for the structured cabling and optical fibre specialisations (previously known as endorsements).
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.
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.
This program focuses on the rules and practical aspects of copper, optical fibre and computer cabling installations. It comprises six core and nine specialist units in the major study areas.
The following list shows the program structure:
- Organise and monitor cabling to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards
- Use hand and power tools
- Use electrical skills in telecommunications work
- Work effectively in a telecommunications team
- Install, splice and terminate optical fibre cables
- Install, terminate and certify structured computer cabling installation
- Place and secure customer cable
- Install and test an internet protocol
- Install telecommunications earthing system
- Follow work, health and safety, and environmental policy and procedures
- Alter services to existing cable system
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Program code: C2224
National curriculum code: ICT20315
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.
You may be employed to work on large projects for the major Australian telecommunications carriers such as Telstra, Optus, NBN, TPG or more.
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.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’*.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).