1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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COMMUNICATIONS TRADESPERSONS install, maintain and repair telecommunications equipment and appliances, data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables and radio antennae.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items
  • testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing underground cables for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission


This section contains the following subsection :
              4316-01 Supervisor, Communications Tradespersons
              4316-11 General Communications Tradesperson
              4316-13 Communications Linesperson
              4316-81 Apprentice General Communications Tradesperson
              4316-83 Apprentice Communications Linesperson

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