Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications

National Code: UEE20720
TAFE SA Code: TP01205


Achieve the academic requirements towards the Open (Unrestricted) Cabling Licence Registration with this nationally recognised qualification. You will learn how to correctly select, assemble and install simple telecommunications equipment and cables. You’ll also learn about the maintenance and service of telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. The course covers risk assessment, problem solving on DC circuits, fabricating and assembling components, working to drawings and specifications, and installing and securing electrotechnology equipment. Gain the hands-on skills you need for this in-demand trade. Or add another unit of study in security systems installation to open up further work opportunities in the emerging access control and security systems sector. Study with us.

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18 months 

Part Time

Telecommunications Technician

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need to purchase and wear your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety boots, safety glasses and appropriate workwear (eg long pants, long sleeve hi-vis shirt) (approx.

  • $200) Incidental items
    • $390.00 for text book, tools and components

  • Average cost per semester
    Total Fees for the 18 month course
    You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
    Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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    Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Upfront Payment

      Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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      Payment Plan

      If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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    • Employment Outcomes

      Graduates can find employment as data cabling installers. They will be able select, assemble, set up and maintain simple equipment and systems for telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. NOTE: ACMA Open Cabler registration also requires 600 hours of cabling experience.

      Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

      Qualifications & Skills Covered

      Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications (UEE20720)
      You will gain skills in laying and connecting cables for multiple access to telecommunication services, using electric circuits safely, measuring circuit parameters, fault finding simple dc circuits, safely using hand and power tools and fixing and securing equipment. It includes the course work for Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) open cabler registration. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 80 general elective weighting points.

      Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

      of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
      of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

      * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
    • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

      Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


      Name Nominal Hours
      Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
      Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
      Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
      Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
      Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
      Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services 120
      Participate in Development and Follow a Personal Competency Development Plan 20
      Solve problems in direct current circuits 80
      Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40


      Name Nominal Hours
      Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits 40
      Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 40
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