1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4316-13 Communications Linesperson

Installs, maintains and repairs external telecommunication equipment, including aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio antennae and limited items of terminal equipment.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examines drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • attaches outgoing and incoming cables to appliances being installed
  • locates faults and tests external plant equipment using instruments such as transmission measuring equipment, ohmmeters, voltmeters and ammeters
  • adjusts, replaces and repairs faulty items at telephone installation centres or fault control centres
  • replaces telephones, fax machines, answering machines and other telephone equipment in homes or small offices
  • erects, tests and maintains aerial wires, cables and radio antennae
  • installs underground cables for telephone and other communications transmissions
  • joins cables and seals sheaths with lead or thermoplastic
  • distributes cable pairs from exchanges or pillars
  • runs telephone cables underground
  • may install lead-ins, internal wiring and equipment at customers' premises

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