National code: ICT30519

Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology

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Overview About this course

Keep Australia connected and build your confidence working on a range of technical jobs as a telecommunications tradesperson. Prepare for a versatile career with options to specialise as a cabler and installer or equipment operator, as well as developing customer support skills.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Liaise and communicate with clients

  • Install, test and terminate cabling

  • Work with testing tools in radio frequency and optical fibre cabling

  • Use testing equipment Operate hand and power tools

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Liaise with clients and perform jobs at various sites including clients’ homes

  • Work with testing tools in radio frequency and optical fibre cabling

  • Install, test and terminate cabling

  • Become eligible to register as a qualified cabler with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (AMCA)

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer

  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent customer communication

  • Comfort working with hand and power tools

  • A desire to work at different locations including outdoors

  • A commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) processes and telecommunication standards

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Cabler and installer, Telecommunications equipment installer Telecommunications equipment operator, Telecommunications tradesperson and Telecommunications sales and support technician Security alarm installer


To work as a cabler in Australia, you must be registered. Graduates of the Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology can apply to Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)-approved registrars for their cabling registration. Explore your options and find a registrar.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 6 core and 10 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Use hand and power tools ICTTEN202

  • Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks ICTTEN208

  • Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures ICTWHS204

  • Provide customer service to telecommunications customers ICTWOR308

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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