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Engineering and Related Technologies
Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology
Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance
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This is an intermediate qualification for people training to become telecommunications technicians, and who are engaged in the installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment and plant. The qualification is available in seven strands, reflecting the major sectors of installation and maintenance work within the industry as follows:
. Bearer and Switch - telephone exchange switching equipment, and bearer and multiplexing (transmission) systems.
. Building and Data Cabling - telecommunications cabling systems within buildings for voice and data communications.
. Customer Access Network - the network of copper, fibre, and/or coaxial cables (outside plant) interconnecting telecommunications customers and switching centres.
. Customer Premises Equipment - telecommunications equipment installed in customer premises, such as telephone systems, facsimile, alarm telemetry, digital subscriber lines, electronic funds transfer point of sale terminals (EFTPOS), and cable television.
. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) - installation of ICT cabling and equipment, service and equipment expansion, and maintenance.
. Radio - radio frequency plant and equipment such as point-to-point wireless links, broadcast radio and television, mobile and cellular radio, studio equipment, radar, direction finding systems, and microwave distribution systems.
. Rigging - climb on, rig, and work safely on telecommunications network structures; perform rescues from, and guard against the dangers of electromagnetic radiation while working on telecommunications network structures.
People with this qualification have a basic understanding of the telecommunications industry as a whole, and the skills and underpinning knowledge to install and maintain basic equipment and plant in their chosen sector. The qualification builds on the introductory National Certificate in Telecommunications (Level 2) [Ref: 0338], and is typically gained after two to three years of training and work experience.
More specifically, as well as practical installation and maintenance of basic plant and equipment corresponding to the chosen strand, the qualification includes the following skills and knowledge:
. use and maintenance of basic installation tools;
. fault finding methodology;
. establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships;
. knowledge of the basic concepts of telecommunications in general and for the chosen strand in particular;
. identification and control of hazards in the workplace;
. customer service techniques.
The elective section provides opportunities for candidates to gain knowledge and skills in:
. personal computer operation and maintenance, and computer data management;
. use of personal protective equipment;
. climbing and working on electrical network structures;
. light lifting and rigging equipment operation in the electrical supply industry;
. operating as a traffic controller at roadwork sites;
. residential cabling, telephones, and facsimile machine installation;
. identification and avoidance of driving hazards;
. manual handling of goods.
With further training and work experience, trainees may progress to the national certificates in telecommunications at Levels 4 and 5, which are qualifications for more experienced telecommunications technicians.
Information in this section is provided by Tertiary Education Commission and s updated on a regular basis. If this information is incorrect, please contact TEC to update it. Information below only relates to Domestic Students.
Total Enrolments for National Certificate in Telecommunications for 2015: 0, 2016: 0, 2017: 0 and 2018: 0
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