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Telecommunications Engineering Professionals design, construct, install, service and support telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities.
Designs and develops telecommunications systems, devices and products.
Plans, designs, and monitors complex telecommunications networks and associated broadcasting equipment.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 9600 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, or relevant vendor certification is usually needed. Around four in five workers have a university degree. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Telecommunications Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.