Communications Operator – ANZSCO 342312

Description
Transmits and receives radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.
Skill Level
3
Specialisations
  • Communication Information Systems Sailor (Navy)
  • Communications and Information Systems Controller (Air Force)
  • Operator Specialist Communications (Army)

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Skills Assessment Authority: TRA

Group: 3423 Electronics Trades Workers

Description
maintain, adjust and repair electronic equipment such as business machines, video and audio equipment, and electronic instruments and control systems, and transmit and receive radio messages.
Tasks
  • examining and testing machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults
  • adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintaining machines, equipment and instruments
  • reassembling, test operating and adjusting equipment
  • advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunctions
  • receiving messages by interpreting code and converting to plain language, and writing and typing messages for transmission
  • monitoring radio traffic, and transmitting and receiving voice messages
  • installing electronic instruments and control systems
  • applying knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 342311 Business Machine Mechanic
  • 342312 Communications Operator
  • 342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • 342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
  • 342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)