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North Metropolitan TAFE’s telecommunications qualifications will set you up for a career in Data & Voice Communications, and Electronics & Communications. Our programs provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the telecommunications industry and manage its convergent technologies, including radio, optical, data and internet protocol (IP) networks. 

You will learn how to install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks, software applications, home or small office networks, how to build and maintain secure networks, and connect hardware peripherals. Our courses will see you ready to select, install, test, fault-find, repair and maintain telecommunications and high-performance data services.

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UEESS00052 AB672 Data Communications - Install and Modify Performance Data Communication Structured Cabling Skill set On campus
Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA), open, cabler, cabling, cable, licencing requirements, telecommunications,

Technical training to help you become a registered open cabler

This skill set will help you meet the training requirements to become a registered open cabler as required to work with Extra-Low Voltage by the Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA).

For more information on requirements to become a registered open cabler visit the ACMA website.

UEE20711 A104 Data and Voice Communications Certificate II On campus
TAFEADM, a104, uee20711, TAFE04, L000000, Information, Technology, Library and Digital, L000005, Information Communication Technology, electrotechnology, q000000, q000009, q000015, electronics, data cabler, telecommunications technician, ACMA, Australian Communications and Media Authority, cabler registration, telecommunication cabling, electrotechnological equipment, cabling drawings, Data and Voice Communications Cabler, Sales and Testing of electronic communications equipment (entry level positions)


Are you looking for an electronics career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications you'll be flicking the switch on a career in electronics, as a data cabler or telecommunications technician (with additional training).

It includes ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) requirements for open cabler registration.

Gain these skills
  • Install and maintain telecommunication cabling
  • Secure electrotechnological equipment
  • Assemble and dismantle components
  • Use cabling drawings, standards, codes and specifications
  • Workplace health and safety
UEE40711 A137 Electronics and Communications Certificate IV Online
TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000015, Telecommunications, U000000, U000004

Amp up your career in Electronics and Telecommunications

Complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications and you’ll have the practical skills and knowledge to work with radio/telecommunication, data systems/cabling and computer network hardware.

This course is delivered partially online and on campus over 18 months. If you have completed a Certificate II or a trade certificate in Electronics (or equivalent) you can apply for a credit transfer reducing your study time by either six or 12 months.

Gain these skills
  • Find and repair faults
  • Dismantle, assemble and terminate cable
  • Fabricate electrotechnology components
  • Engineering drawing and project specification writing
  • Supervisory and maintenance management
  • Work safely in the industry
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving ability
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
SC-MES-V1384 Radio Communications for Industry Short course On campus

This two day course is aimed at personnel in the mining, oil & gas industry, and in both public and private defence and security sectors.

You'll benefit from this workshop if you are involved in SCADA, instrumentation, process control and other control/monitoring systems roles such as:  

  • Instrumentation technician/Instrumentation and control engineers
  • Electronic technicians
  • Electrical engineers
  • Process development engineers/Process control engineers
  • Control systems sales/applications engineers
  • Consulting or Design engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Project engineers
Gain these skills
  • Implement simple RF links for control and monitoring system
  • Understand the jargon, terminology and latest techniques of wireless communications
  • Design (using software tools), install and commission (using dedicated test equipment) an effective RF link
  • Perform simple path loss and gain/loss calculations in decibels
  • Learn how to troubleshoot wireless system problems using RF test equipment
  • Select the main components of RF links
  • Conduct a site survey
  • Implement effective security on wireless systems
  • Explain infrastructure requirements for RF systems
Day 1 topics
  • Communication system modes
  • Basic elements of a wireless link
  • Production and composition of an electromagnetic wave
  • Free Space attenuation vs. frequency
  • Factors influencing propagation of radio waves
  • Multipath interference effecting a wireless link
  • Frequency spectrum allocation
  • Gain and loss decibel measurements/calculations with examples
  • Modulation techniques with a practical exercise on digital modulation performance in a wireless environment
  • Spread spectrum techniques
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Antenna types and selection, Diversity methods
  • Transmission lines types and selection
  • Data communication standards
  • Typical RF test equipment used for troubleshooting, system design and commissioning
  • Typical RF measurements with practical examples such as VSWR, return loss, insertion loss, etc.
Day 2 topics
  • Wireless system design procedure and infrastructure requirements
  • Practical exercise in wireless system path profiling using software tools
  • Practical exercise on the implementation of a wireless system design based on
    industry practice



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