Develop specialist skills and knowledge within the telecommunications industry to go on to roles like a telecommunications technician or network support technician. Use your problem solving skills to optimise, test and troubleshoot optical devices, network equipment, WAN links and IP services.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Lead and facilitate a team
Test and optimise cell phone or network equipment performances
Work with routers, WAN links, IP servers and switches
Manage client problems
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to manage ICT projects
Experience testing the performance of specialised optical devices
A sound understanding of troubleshooting and providing service support
Potential credit towards the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Specialised skills within the IT industry
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
That you have achieved a Year 12 high school certificate or an equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or
That you have achieved a Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript or
That you have recent or current work experience in the Information Technology telecommunications field as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume or
Before your first day of class you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of x across the five bands of literacy and x across one band of numeracy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success. Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Commitment and drive to manage a heavy course load
Adequate time to complete course work and additional study outside of class hours
Access to a desktop PC, laptop or equivalent computing device and a strong internet connection
Experience in handling tools and equipment
The ability to work outdoors in varied climatic conditions
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Other jobs include: Telecommunications technician, Network support technician, Telecommunication engineer, Field technician, Hardware technician, ICT service technician, IT systems technician and Onsite support technician
There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering). It’s important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by visiting ACMA or your state licensing body.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 6 core and 14 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.
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
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