Certificate III in Telecommunications



Vendor and Industry Specific

Flexible Delivery Options

Study Part-time or Full-time

625 Hours

Classroom, Online and Workplace Training

12 Subjects

Units of Competencies

Traineeship Option

Earn and learn at the same time

Telecommunications cablers install and maintain cabling for networks across a wide array of communications platforms in both analogue and digital formats. In this program, you'll gain theoretical and practical knowledge of indoor and outdoor domestic, commercial and industrial cabling and equipment.

You'll learn the skills required to install and maintain equipment and cabling for telecommunications applications. This includes telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks (LAN's and WAN's) and multimedia.

If you are a new entrant with limited industry experience, this program will suit you. You'll experience extensive practical work in a simulated commercial environment while learning about cabling rules. You'll also be trained to use typical commercial telecommunications equipment, in preparation for future employment.


The Certificate III in Telecommunications incorporates the following Industry Certifications;

  • ACMA Cabler Registration
  • Cisco CCNA
  • CompTIA A+

    * Please note that Exam Vouchers and Registrations fees are not included unless negotiated with Training Manager during Enrolment

Core Units (6)

  • BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ICTCBL3015A Locate and identify cable system faults
  • ICTTEN2008A Use electrical skills in telecommunications work
  • ICTTEN2140B Use hand and power tools
  • ICTTEN3250A Provide infrastructure for telecommunications customer equipment
  • ICTWHS2170B Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures

Total = 6

Electives (6)

The following subjects have been carefully chosen to ensure you get the best results when you are ready to join the workforce:

  • ICTEDU3053A -Train customers in new technology
  • ICTCBL2136B - Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule
  • ICTCBL2137B - Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule
  • ICTCBL3009B - Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation
  • ICTCBL3010B - Install and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
  • ICTCBL3011B - Install and terminate coaxial cable


Total = 6

Online Learning Units

The following subjects will be studied via Online Learning.  This can be done either in the Classroom or from home or workplace:

  • BSBSUS301A
  • ICTCBL3015A
  • ICTTEN2008A
  • ICTTEN2140B
  • ICTTEN3056A
  • ICTWHS2170B

Total = 6

RPL / Credit Transfer

If you have previously studied or worked in industry, you may be eligible for RPL.

RPL allows you to prove your current skills to progress faster in your studies.

To apply for RPL and get a copy of the RPL Kit, please contact IT Futures


There are NO Prerequisites to enrol in this course.

Entry Requirements

A basic level of the English Language, Literacy & Numeracy skills.


The following are examples of delivery options:

  • Face to face
  • Instructor-led
  • Classroom based
  • Online
  • Distance
  • Traineeship
  • Workplace-based

Please note that not all options are available for all units.