1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Radio Despatcher
      Communications Controller
      Control Room Operator

Provides radio and communications services for the coordination of operational units in transport, courier, military, emergency, security, rescue and road service organisations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • receives and relays radio or telecommunications messages from operational units, customers, the public or organisations such as the police, ambulance and fire services
  • coordinates radio or network communications between operational units
  • maintains prescribed records of messages received and relayed
  • establishes and maintains communications during emergency situations
  • prepares reports of communications traffic handled
  • may coordinate the movements of mobile units
  • may monitor alarm systems

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