Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation

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Course Overview

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Description

This qualification is for telecommunications operators working on the construction and maintenance of high-speed national broadband network (NBN) infrastructure, and on required technology.

Telecommunications technology operators may:

  • perform equipment and system installation work on a customer network to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including connecting and jointing of copper cable, diagnosing and rectifying copper cable system faults, and migrating, remediating and augmentation of copper services to maximise benefits of the high-speed broadband connection
  • splice, test and fault-find on live fibre cable in the NBN fibre distribution network
  • perform equipment and system installation work on a customer network to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including diagnosing and rectifying fibre system faults, working with active equipment, and performing integration and commissioning activities to maximise benefits of the high-speed broadband connection
  • perform underground and aerial equipment and system installations from the tap to the optical node to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including connecting and terminating hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cabling, diagnosing and rectifying HFC system faults
  • install, activate and assure HFC equipment and systems from the last connection point of the network to the customer premises – tap to network termination device (NTD) – to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services.
  • Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

    Cabling at the customer premises downstream of the NTD 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.

    Student Outcomes

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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    Satisfied with Training

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

    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 III).

    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 III).

    Jobs

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

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    49.8%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    16.7%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Labourers

    15.8%

    Labourers

    Industries

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

    Construction

    24.3%

    Construction
    Manufacturing

    18.8%

    Manufacturing
    Other services

    13.6%

    Other services

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

    Financial Assistance

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    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

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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 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


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


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