Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

ICT41215

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of an advanced technician (technical officer), team leader or supervisor with a wide range of telecommunications skills who can 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 qualifications 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.

    The following specialisations can be achieved through selection of specific units of competency:

  • Network Engineering
  • Optical Networks
  • Radio Communications.
  • Licensing/Regulatory Information

    Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit 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.

    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 IV).

    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 IV).

    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 IV).

    Jobs

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

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    34%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    17.6%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Professionals

    13.1%

    Professionals

    Industries

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

    Manufacturing

    23.6%

    Manufacturing
    Mining

    14%

    Mining
    Construction

    13.9%

    Construction

    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 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    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 IV in Telecommunications Engineering 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.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    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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