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Course Duration: 24 months

Cost: $6,500

The Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology prepares an individual for entry into the mainstream industry of Telecommunications convergence technologies of radio, optical, data and IP networks.

Students will be assessed utilising a practical, hands-on approach, which can be held either at the student's workplace or at Broadband Connects training office, giving each student adequate guidance through the training process.

There are no prior qualifications required in order to enrol.

Total number of units = 16 

6 core units, plus...

10 elective units

The elective units selected must consist of:

  • At least 1 elective unit from Group A Workplace Technical Practice.

The remaining required elective units selected may consist of:

  • Up to 2 elective unit from Group B General Workplace

  • Up to 8 elective units from any of the elective groups with no more than 2 of these units from Group G Work Health and Safety

Core units 

ICTTEN202 Use hand and power tools

ICTTEN208 Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks

ICTTEN315 Determine and apply technologies within a telecommunications system

ICTTEN317 Locate, identify and rectify telecommunications network faults

ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

ICTWOR308 Provide customer service to telecommunications customers

Elective units 

Group A Workplace Technical Practice 

ICTTEN207 Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

ICTTEN312 Install telecommunications network equipment

ICTTEN313 Work on and resolve recurrent network faults

ICTTEN322 Provide infrastructure for telecommunications network customer equipment

Group B General Workplace 

BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business

BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practises

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

ICTEDU301 Train customers in new technology

ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients

ICTWOR202 Work effectively in the digital and telecommunications industry

ICTWOR301 Organise resources

ICTWOR302 Organise material supply

ICTWOR303 Schedule resources

ICTWOR304 Manage spare parts

ICTWOR305 Supervise worksite activities

ICTWOR306 Resolve technical enquiries using multiple information systems

ICTWOR307 Collect and analyse technical information

Group C Telecommunications Cabling 

ICTCBL238 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Lift Rule

ICTCBL246 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule*

ICTCBL247 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule*

ICTCBL301 Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation

ICTCBL303 Install and terminate coaxial cable

ICTCBL305 Hand over cable systems and equipment

ICTCBL306 Locate and identify cable system faults

ICTCBL311 Install systems and equipment on customer premises

ICTCBL313 Modify and cutover cable

ICTCBL314 Install network cable equipment

ICTCBL316 Install ribbon fibre cable in the FTTX distribution network*

ICTCBL322 Install, test and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises

ICTCBL323 Test cables and systems on customer premises

ICTCBL324 Cut over new systems and equipment on customer premises

ICTCBL325 Maintain cable network

ICTCBL329 Install underground cable for communications applications

ICTCBL330 Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for telecommunications projects

ICTCBL333 Install aerial cable for communications applications

ICTCBL334 Install underground enclosures and conduit

ICTCBL335 Construct aerial cable supports

Group D Digital Reception Technology 

ICTDRE301 Install digital reception equipment

ICTDRE302 Locate and rectify digital reception equipment faults

ICTDRE303 Install a complex digital reception system

ICTDRE305 Develop integrated digital reception systems

ICTDRE314 Design communications wiring systems for customer premises*

ICTTEN402 Estimate and quote for customer telecommunications equipment installation

ICTTEN415 Install and configure internet protocol TV in a home network

ICTTEN432 Identify requirements for customer telecommunications equipment

Group E ICT Use 

ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software

ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components

ICTICT304 Implement system software changes

ICTICT306 Migrate to new technology

ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols

ICTNWK409 Create scripts for networking

ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques

ICTSAS303 Care for computer hardware

ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration

ICTSAS308 Run standard diagnostic tests

Group F Optical Networks 

ICTBWN302 Install optical fibre splitters in fibre distribution hubs

ICTBWN303 Install lead-in module and cable for fibre to the premises

ICTBWN307 Use optical measuring instruments

ICTBWN308 Work safely on live optical fibre installations*

ICTBWN309 Perform tests on optical communication system and components

ICTTEN318 Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors

Group G Work Health and Safety 

CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos*

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

ICTWHS201 Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs

ICTWHS205 Work safely near power infrastructure at a telecommunications workplace


UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

Group H Radio Communications 

ICTBWN306 Use radio frequency measuring instruments

ICTRFN301 Install a radio communications antenna and feedline

ICTRFN302 Install mobile telecommunications in motor vehicles

ICTRFN303 Install WiMAX customer premises equipment broadband wireless access equipment

ICTRFN304 Construct and test a radio communications device

ICTRFN305 Operate and maintain radio communications technical instruments and field equipment

ICTRFN406 Maintain hybrid fibre coaxial broadband cable network

ICTRFN407 Conduct radio frequency measurements

Group I Telecommunications Network 

ICTCBL331 Conduct basic identification and fault-finding within cabling networks and customer equipment

ICTTEN301 Provide infrastructure for telecommunications network equipment

ICTTEN307 Repair and replace telecommunications network hardware

ICTTEN312 Install telecommunications network equipment

ICTTEN316 Conduct basic tests and analyses of telecommunications copper cabling

ICTTEN319 Recover customer premises equipment

ICTTEN320 Commission an electronic unit

ICTTEN321 Maintain an electronic system

ICTTEN322 Provide infrastructure for telecommunications network customer equipment

ICTTEN416 Install, configure and test an internet protocol network

Group J Telecommunications Rigging 

ICTTCR201 Use rigging practices and systems on telecommunications network structures

ICTTCR202 Use operational safety in a telecommunications rigging environment

ICTTCR203 Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures

ICTTCR301 Build a telecommunications radio structure*

ICTTCR302 Install radio plant and equipment on telecommunications structures*

ICTTCR303 Protect against electromagnetic radiation and systems hazards when working on telecomms radio sites

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