Certificate III Telecommunications Technology


The Telecommunications industry is a fast paced, growing and dynamic business with expanding employment opportunities. For anyone that loves working with their hands in the ever changing world of technology then this is the qualification for you! Graduates will learn how to assess installation requirements, plan and perform installations, test installed equipment and fault finding, copper and fibre connection. The Australian Communications Media Authority (AMCA) for Cabling rules state, if you are planning to connect, install, repair or maintain telecommunications customer cabling that is connected or is intended to be connected to a telecommunications network (for example, cabling in residential, commercial or industrial premises), it is a legal requirement that you are an appropriately registered cabler or someone who is directly supervised by an appropriately registered cabler.


Employment Opportunities:

  • Network equipment installer
  • Voice and data equipment installer
  • IP based security alarms installer
  • Equipment operator

This qualification can lead to licences and endorsements including: 

  • Open cabling licence / registration
  • Structured cabling endorsement
  • Optical fibre cabling endorsement
  • Coaxial cabling endorsement
  • Testing endorsement
Course Requirements

To achieve a Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology 16 units must be completed including 7 core units and 9 elective units.

Core Units

ICTWHS204           Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

ICTTEN302            Install telecommunications network equipment

ICTCBL306            Locate and identify cable system faults

ICTTEN201           Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

ICTTEN202           Use hand and power tools

ICTTEN207            Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

ICTWOR201          Work effectively in telecommunications technology

Elective Units

ICTSAS305      Provide ICT advice to clients

ICTCBL312       Cutover new systems and equipment on customer premises

ICTCBL303       Install and terminate coaxial cable

ICTCBL236       Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling:
ACMA Restricted Rule*

ICTCBL237       Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling:
ACMA Open Rule^

ICTCBL301        Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation

ICTCBL304        Perform cable and system test on customer premises

ICTCBL302        Install and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises

ICTCBL305       Hand over cable systems and equipment


* Prerequisites are ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures; and ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work
^ Prerequisite is ICTCBL236 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule

Course Duration / Method of Delivery

The Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology is delivered over 16 weeks. Content is delivered with weekly classroom/workshop sessions at the Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government to give eligible individuals a government subsidy toward the training costs for a range of Certificate level III qualifications.
Aurora Training Institute is a Pre-Qualified Supplier under this program for the delivery of this Certificate III qualification.
As you can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once, it is important that you consider and compare your training options and ensure they align with your chosen career pathway.
Every student that completes or discontinues a Certificate 3 Guarantee course must complete a Student Training and Employment Survey within 3 months.

Student Contribution Fee

The Student Contribution Fee under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program is $15. This fee represents the total cost to the student to enrol, undertake training and be awarded the qualification.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, you must:

  • Be aged 15 years or above and;
  • Be no longer at school and;
  • Be a Queensland resident permanently residing in Queensland i.e. an Australia Citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • Not have previously completed or currently be enrolled in a Certificate III level qualification (or higher)
    * Certificate III Qualifications completed at secondary school are not counted
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