Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

ICT20315

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $2000

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Average Course Duration: Not available

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of a new entrant into the telecommunications industry who can apply a range of competencies in a varied work context from installation to operation of telecommunications equipment and products.

The qualification has a generic outcome if no specialisation has been undertaken. When a specialisation has been selected then the qualification has one of the following outcomes.

Cabling

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for the installation of telecommunications equipment, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises.

Networking

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for 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.

Radio Communications

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for the installation and maintenance of telecommunications radio communications equipment installed in base stations. It prepares an individual for entry to the industry in a general area of installation of telecommunication radio communications equipment and connection of wireless base stations.

Rigging

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for the installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment installed on structures requiring rigging skills. It prepares an individual for entry to the industry in a specialised area of installation of telecommunication equipment on high structures including radio towers or for installation and connection of wireless base stations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Cabling at the customer premises must be carried out 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.

Refer to "Pathways to ACMA Cabling Provider Rules - Cabling registration" and the mandatory industry practical hours required for registration.

Dogging and rigging are classified under the National Standards for licensing persons performing high risk work. Age restrictions apply to eligibility for licencing. Please refer to the relevant federal and state legislation to ensure compliance with the regulations.

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.

Jobs

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

Technicians and Trades Workers

45%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Labourers

19.3%

Labourers
Professionals

10.1%

Professionals

Industries

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

Construction

34.3%

Construction
Manufacturing

11.1%

Manufacturing
Other services

10.6%

Other 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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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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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. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Information and Communications Technology Career Pathway

Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Information and Communications Technology.


Stream

ICT Client Support
ICT Hardware & Software Maintenance and Support
ICT Systems & Database Design and Administration
Telecommunication Networks
IT Networks & Security
Multimedia Design & Creation
NBN

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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