ICT30519 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology - Milcom

ICT30519 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology

This program has been designed for individuals who require formal training and assessment in the telecommunications industry including people working in the industry and looking to upskill or cross-skill.

Course description

This qualification is for telecommunications technology operators who assess installation requirements, plan and perform installations, test installed equipment, and fault-find when issues arise with installed equipment.
Telecommunications technology operators may work on:

  • Customer cabling networks
  • Digital reception technology
  • Optical networks
  • Premises cabling
  • Radio communications
  • Rigging, which also involves installing and maintaining radio antennas on high structures such as radio towers, and building and mounting sections of radio masts for a complete radio structure
  • Telecommunications networking
  • Wireless networks.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Cabling at the customer premises must be carried out according to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, in line with the specifications of the access network owner.

High risk work (HRW) licences are required for dogging work and rigging as outlined on the Safe Work Australia website.

The model WHS Regulations require people performing high risk work to be over 18 years of age and to hold the right HRW licence. HRW licences are issued by state/territory governments: refer to the relevant body to ensure compliance with regulations.

Entry requirements

Milcom Institute has the following admission requirements:

  • Undertake a Pre-Training Review that includes identifying the course the potential student is enrolling in is suitable and appropriate for the individual.
  • In order to work in the telecommunications industry, a number of skill sets are required to be obtained, which form a significant part of this qualification. To ensure that we are only enrolling students into the most appropriate courses, all potential applicants are interviewed in the Pre-Training Review Process, to ensure that they desire the full qualification detailed in this TAS. Those just wanting the skill sets are directed towards our short courses.
  • Students must have to complete test for colour blindness during the pre-training review.


This course will be delivered over a period of 52 weeks. Total program duration is 740 hours. Classroom Training of 19 sessions of 8 hours each, Self-Study of 11 Hours per week x 50 Weeks and 19 hours per week x 2 week.

Milcom Institute operates a system of rolling enrolments meaning that students may commence at the beginning of any unit, except ICTCBL246 and ICTCBL247.

Mode of delivery

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment and in a simulated work environment at MILCOM’s site (to provide access to appropriate environments for the practical components of the course).

Delivery Locations

Victoria: Unit 12, 1866 Princess Hwy, CLAYTON, VIC, 3168

New South Wales: 1/47 Parramatta Rd, Granville, NSW, 2142

Queensland: Construction Training Centre (CTC) Ian Barclay Building, 460-492 Beaudesert Road Salisbury, Queensland 4107

Pathway Information

Training Pathway

After achieving this qualification, student can advance to ICT41219 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Funding Incentives and Subsidies

MILCOM is approved for a range of government funding programs in a number of States and Territories. Contact us on 1300 369 320 to find out whether this program is available under funding and whether you may be eligible.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Milcom Institute will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) to all students through the established process. Milcom Institute has documented policies and procedures for these processes and students encouraged to visit Milcom Institute website www.milcom.edu.au for further details.


On successful completion of this course, students will receive a ICT30519 certificate III in Telecommunications Technology and a Record of results. If student cannot complete all the units of competency as specified in this qualification, a Statement of Attainment will be provided to students to indicate the units they have successfully completed.

Fee information

Please contact the State Administration Manager at [email protected] or 1300 369 320 or refer to www.milcom.edu.au for further information.


We protect your fees at all times by:

  • Maintaining a sufficient amount in our account so that so that it is able to repay all tuition fees already paid.
  • Never charging individual students and prospective students in excess of $1,500 prior to commencement of course where the student or their representative pays the fees through direct enrolment.
  • Additional fees may apply in addition to tuition fees.

Employment Outcome

Possible job titles include:

Optical Access Broadband Network Installer
Data and Voice Communications Cabler
Broadband Network Infrastructure Installer
NBN Optical Fibre Splicer
NBN Optical Fibre Lines worker/Installer
Cable TV Service Technicians
Telecommunications Technician
Telecommunications Technical Officer
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Communications Linesperson
Underground Cable Installation Tradesperson/Technician
Telecommunications Computer Systems Technician

Course Structure

The qualification has total of 16 units of competency comprising of 6 core and 10 elective units. In order to achieve the ICT30519 certificate III in Telecommunications Technology students must satisfactorily complete the following units of competency:

ICTTEN202 Use hand and power tools
ICTTEN208 Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks
ICTTEN315 Determine and apply technologies within a telecommunications system
ICTTEN317 Locate, identify and rectify telecommunications network faults
ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures
ICTWOR308 Provide customer service to telecommunications customers
ICTTEN207 Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks
ICTCBL246 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule*
ICTCBL247 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule*
ICTCBL301 Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation
ICTCBL303 Install and terminate coaxial cable
ICTCBL322 Install, test and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
ICTCBL323 Test cables and systems on customer premises
ICTCBL329 Install underground cable for communications applications
ICTCBL334 Install underground enclosures and conduit
ICTTEN318 Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors

(*Indicates units having prerequisite requirements. The sequence of delivery including pre-requisites will not varied for those units.) Credit Transfer and RPL offered for the eligible learners.

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