Opportunities In Australia For Telecommunications Technical Specialists!

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Opportunities In Australia For Telecommunications Technical Specialists!



Telecommunications Technical Specialists develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems and microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.


This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave 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

Job Titles

  • Telecommunications Field Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer-Technologist

Job Prospects

Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Telecommunications Technical Specialists is expected to be 5,000. Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).

Employment for this occupation fell in the past five years and fell slightly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Telecommunications Technical Specialists to November 2020 is expected to grow very strongly.

This is a very small occupation (3300 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities may be quite limited in some regions.

Telecommunications Technical Specialists have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (97.1 per cent). For Telecommunications Technical Specialists working full-time, average weekly hours are 37.2 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations).

The most common level of educational attainment for Telecommunications Technical Specialists is Certificate III/IV (67.7 per cent).

Telecommunications Technical Specialists are mainly employed in: Information Media and Telecommunications; Manufacturing; and Construction.

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies. A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.




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above average


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very strong growth


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Those seeking to migrate permanently to Australia in 2017 as a Telecommunications Technical Officer-Technologistcan attended our SKILLSELECT ASSESSMENT SEMINAR on Saturday the 11th of February 2017 at our Makati City Office in our ENGLISH TRANING ROOM FACILITIES.

Thank you and Mabuhay!

January 26, 2017