Telecommunications and IT Networking

Throughout this course students will learn to carry out specialised design and support functions in telecommunications engineering. This may include optimisation and performance monitoring of telecommunications networks, diagnosis and repair of faults, and the selection and installation of equipment.

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

is currently on Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

Technology is advancing at a fast pace and this course educates students in an occupation that will become increasingly in demand both in Australia and around the world.

Students will learn to develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems. Common tasks learnt throughout the course include

  • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of communication systems
  • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
  • providing ongoing operational support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of telecommunications network performance malfunctions, defects and faults

Qualifications embedded in the program

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology – Networking
  • Diploma of Information Technology – Networking
  • Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

This course may lead to the skill assessment for Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist. These occupations are being assessed by Engineers Australia through Non-Accredited Pathway which is known as CDR (Competency Demonstration Report) pathway. This occupations may make you eligible for the general skilled migration visas and temporary graduate work visa.

  • Must have graduated year 11 in home country.
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  • This course may include vocational placement

The number of Telecommunications Technical Specialists is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to grow over the next 5 years.

  • Location: Telecommunications Technical Specialists work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (97.5%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%) showing part-time work may be hard to find.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 35.2 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
Course Details

Price (per year)

$5 000 - $10 000, $10 000 - $15 000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth

Intake

January, April, July, September

Steps to Studying in Aus

Here are the steps you need to take before receiving an invitation to apply for the visa.

1

Get in Touch

You can give us a call, send an email or enquire online using the form down below.

2

Set Study Goals

One of our consultants will reply to any questions that you may have and assist in determining your overall study goals whilst in Australia.
3

Find a Study Path

Our consultants will then talk students through a range of study options that best suit your needs and develop a study path.
4

Enrol to a School

Once a specific education provider has been chosen, your consultant will then help students complete their school application and assist throughout the entire enrolling process.
5

Apply for Student Visa

Once your enrollment has been confirmed, our qualified migration agents will assist in applying for your student visa.

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Graduate Visa - Pathway To Aus

Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Pathway to Aus

Why Use Pathway to Aus?

Pathway to Aus has assisted thousands of student’s study or migrate to Australia. We are here to support you throughout your journey and make the transition as easy and smooth as possible. Our experienced team of Education and Migration agents are ready to work with you to help you achieve your education and migration goals.

No cost to you

We're a free service for students. We're paid by the education institutes

Registered Migration Agents

Honest and accurate education and migration advice from registered Education and Migration agents

Ongoing support

We will provide you ongoing support throughout your migration journey.

Partnered with education institutes

Pathway to Aus has partnered with 100’s of education institutes across Australia

Interviews with Our Students

Feel free to check these interviews with some of our students.

Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don't find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists?

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists carry out specialised design and support functions in telecommunications engineering including optimisation and performance monitoring of telecommunications networks, diagnosis and repair of faults, and the selection and installation of equipment.

An Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists also does the following in a normal day:

  • Installs, maintains and diagnoses malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic communication systems.
  • Configures and integrates networks and technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems.
  • Develops and records logs of the details, locations and statuses of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintains the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards.
  • Provides technical advice and information, and monitors the performance of complex networks and equipment.
  • Plans the development of customer access network infrastructure.
  • Liaise with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitors contractual obligations and performance delivery.
  • Provides ongoing support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of network performance malfunctions, defects and faults.
What do you do as a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Where can I study to be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists?

International students can study to be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, the Gold Coast and Sydney

Where can I study to be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Can foreigners do a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

Can foreigners do a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists apprenticeship in Australia? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

How much does a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists earns $95,000 a year, on average

How much does a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists get paid? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

What qualifications do I need to be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists?

To be a qualified Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists in Australia you need to have successfully completed an Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

What qualifications do I need to be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

How much is an Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering course?

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists courses cost $10,000 – $12,000 per year. Prices may vary depending on education institute

How much is an Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering course? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

How long does it take to become a qualified Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists?

It takes 24 months to complete the Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists. Durations vary depending on education institute

How long does it take to become a qualified Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

What is the study timetable like for a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists course?

The Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering is generally 15-20 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days. Timetables vary depending on education institute.

What is the study timetable like for a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists course? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

How many hours a week does a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists work in a week?

As per Job OutLook, Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists work an average of 41 hours per week.

How many hours a week does a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists work in a week? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Is a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists in demand in Australia?

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in Australia

Is a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists in demand in Australia? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Can you be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists without a degree?

Yes, you can become a qualified Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists in Australia with Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

Can you be a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists without a degree? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Is it hard to get a job as a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists?

As per Job Outlook, 91% of Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists are employed full time

Is it hard to get a job as a Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

How does the future of Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists industry look?

As per Job OutLook, the industry for Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists is predicted to have stable growth

How does the future of Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists industry look? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

Is the Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists course difficult?

The Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists course requires students to have a completed the equivalent of Australian Year 10

Is the Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologists course difficult? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

How do I get started? was last modified: January 23rd, 2022 by PTA

GET IN TOUCH

In case of questions, feel free to reach out to one of our experienced Registered Migration Agents.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Contact details

Give us a call

Australia: 0755 265 900
Argentina: (11) 7368 - 8134
Philippines: 63 968 363 5296
United Kingdom: 02039 483 865

Send an email

info@pathwaytoaus.com

Gold Coast Office

Shop 9/ 2563 Gold Coast Highway,
Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4218

UK Office

Down Under Centre, 48 Haven Green
London, W5 2NX, United Kingdom