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A ma­jor part of this job is in­stalling and main­tain­ing the ca­bles re­quired for tele­vi­sion, which helps view­ers es­cape their daily lives. Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions trades work­ers also in­stall ca­bling for tele­phone, ra­dio and com­puter trans­mis­sion. About 18,000 telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions trade work­ers are em­ployed in Aus­tralia and more than a quar­ter (29.7 per cent) have a cer­tifi­cate III, 12.3 per cent have a diploma or ad­vanced diploma and another 18.3 per cent have been to uni­ver­sity. Tasks typ­i­cally in­clude ex­am­in­ing draw­ings, spec­i­fi­ca­tions and work ar­eas to de­ter­mine po­si­tion­ing and con­nec­tions; lo­cat­ing faults in telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment us­ing in­stru­ments such as ohm­me­ters, volt­meters, am­me­ters and trans­mis­sion mea­sur­ing equip­ment; and at­tach­ing wires and ca­bles to ap­pli­ances.

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