Telecommunications technicians install, maintain and repair equipment and appliances such as telephones, mobile telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment across a range of communication networks. They may specialise in the areas of cabling, customer access network or customer premises equipment.

Where telecommunications technicians workers are employed

Telecommunications technicians may work in a variety of small, medium and large enterprises including telecommunications carriers and their contractors, network and exchange equipment suppliers, customer premises equipment suppliers and installation or maintenance service providers.


Full-time telecommunications technicians in South Australia generally earn between $1,000 and $1,249 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Telecommunications Cable Worker

Job prospects

The telecommunications industry is subject to continuing and rapid technological change. In 2011 there were 665 people employed full-time as telecommunications technicians in South Australia compared with 802 in 2006.

How to become one

Usually you need to complete a traineeship in telecommunications. You can also do a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in telecommunications.   For more information see traineeships.   Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

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