How to get a job in telecommunication sector in Australia

Australia has become a dream hub for students and immigrants. The country has embraced every genre of people worldwide and is still continuing to take up a few more. Each year, the country welcomes thousands of immigrants from Nepal, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and more. The continent has not only become a fascination for Asian people but has driven in population from European, American and African continents.

Crammed with worldwide recognized universities, high ranking corporates, and massive opportunities, the country has become a dreamland for every Nepalese and other immigrants.

The continent has successfully given opportunities to every migrator. And now has unlocked openings in the communication sector. The sector aims to provide internal growth to the candidates who are searching for an established career.  With this, you must build and manage the business relationships with the clients and customers.

According to Job Outlook, there has been a significant increase in the telecommunication sector. In 2018, the sector employed nearly 15,500 people and by 2023 it expects to increase to 18,500.

The basic qualification required for a telecommunication job in Australia

Telecommunication engineering professionals construct, install, design, and support telecommunication facilities, equipment, and system.  Therefore, to get hold of the high-level position, one needs to at least have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field to work as a technical telecommunication engineer.  While the one searching for mid-level jobs can get VET (Vocational Educational Training).

Scope of telecommunication professionals

  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Telecommunication network engineers
  • Electronics trade workers
  • Computer network professionals
  • ICT trainers
  • ICT managers
  • Marketing & Sales support
  • E-commerce manager
  • Communication executive
  • Field Coordinator
  • Marketing executive

Responsibilities of a telecommunication job in Australia

  • Compiling, procuring new services and products from the vendors.
  • Evaluate project proposals to define goals, identify scope, background and need to ascertain the parts and services of the related project.
  • Build, plan, design, configure telecommunication devices, systems, and networks.
  • Establish an interconnective system with equipment from different manufacturers, users, and service providers.
  • Identify and analyze the existing telecommunication systems to ensure the desired performance of the telecommunication equipment.
  • Monitor telecommunication systems to assess, update and enhance the new system.

Skills of telecom experts

Employers when hiring telecommunication expert search for professionals who have impressive communication skills, who are a team player, and who hold strong interpersonal communication skills.

Skills level

The levels are rated on the basis of complexity and range of job tasks.  Generally, higher skills need more formal training and education, and on-job training. Entry-level jobs need no prior experience. Possible ratings are:

  • Entry-level – Certificate I or High School level
  • Lower skill – Certificate I/II or 1+ year of experience
  • Medium skill – Certificate III/IV or 3+ years of training
  • High skill – Associate degree or diploma or 3+ years of training
  • Very high skill – Bachelor’s degree or higher or 5+ years of experience

Knowledge

Areas Skill levels Requirements
Customer & personal service 73% Provide good quality service, understanding consumer needs and measure customer satisfaction.
Telecommunications 85% Operate telecommunication systems, broadcasting, transmission and switching control.
Computer and electronics 70% Include applications and programming, electronic equipment, processors and chip.
Administration & management 61% Include strategic planning, leadership and coordinating with people and resources.

Skills

Areas Skill levels Requirements
Electronic mail 98% Proper use of electronic mail.
Telephone 98% Properly communicate in a telephone.
Face to face discussion 92% Talk personally with the people politely.
Contact with people 88% Face facing connect with the people or through electronic mode.

 

Salary of telecom engineers in Australia

The average salary of telecom engineers in Australia is $2,279 (weekly pay).  Earnings are median for full-time non-managerial employees as they earn $2279 (weekly pay). For the entry-level, the wages start from $25 AUD per hour.

Interested individuals willing to work in telco giant like Telstra can go through their career page and submit online applications.

Writer : Pabitra Dhakal

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