Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

ICT20113

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification has been designed as a pathway for students for entry to the industry.

This qualification provides students with skills and knowledge to enhance their entry-level employment prospects in apprenticeships and traineeships in a range of industries, including telecommunications, information technology and electronics.

Cabling Technician Stream

This qualification reflects the role of operators in the telecommunications industry who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context of installation of telecommunications and data cabling and cabling products on customer premises according to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner.

Digital Reception Stream

This qualification reflects the role of operators in the telecommunications industry who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context of installation of a limited range of digital reception equipment for either a customer or an enterprise. They would perform limited fault finding on a range of digital reception equipment for both cable TV and free to air TV reception.

Networking Stream

This qualification reflects the role of operators in the telecommunications industry who apply a broad range of competencies of converging technologies in a varied work context to install and maintain IP networks with security in the home and small to medium enterprise networks. They would install software, and configure and test emerging technology network elements in IP networks, including secure wireless LANs, servers and routers for enterprise networks.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Dependent on the stream completed, possible job titles relevant to a pathway for this qualification include:

  • cabler and installer
  • data cabler
  • equipment installer
  • IP-based network installer
  • SME business network installer
  • subscription TV installer
  • telecommunications equipment operator
  • TV and digital TV antenna installer.
  • Prerequisite requirements

    There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate II).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    47.5%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    21.6%

    Labourers
    Sales Workers

    9.5%

    Sales Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    24.3%

    Construction
    Other Services

    15.5%

    Other Services
    Accommodation and Food Services

    12.6%

    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    JobTrainer

    If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

    For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

    Subsidised Training

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. Compulsory repayment threshold information is available on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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