UNIT GROUP 3132 TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS
TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems and microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

 
At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

    • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
    • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
    • developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
    • providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
    • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
    • liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
    • providing ongoing operational support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of telecommunications network performance malfunctions, defects and faults

Occupations:

313211 Radio communications Technician
313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer
313213 Telecommunications Network Planner
313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist


313211 RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN

Installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Skill Level: 2


313212 TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIELD ENGINEER

Plans, designs, commissions and monitors complex telecommunications networks and associated equipment, provides technical advice and information, and identifies complex problems and initiates action to resolve them.

Skill Level: 2


313213 TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK PLANNER

Plans the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure.

Skill Level: 2


313214 TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICAL OFFICER OR TECHNOLOGIST

Carries out specialised design and support functions in telecommunications engineering including optimisation and performance monitoring of telecommunications networks, diagnosis and repair of faults, and the selection and installation of equipment.

Skill Level: 2