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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Telecommunications (Level 3) with strands in Copper Network Maintenance strand, Optical Fibre Network strand, and Transmission strand
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 90
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology » Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the telecommunications industry with people who can operate as technicians in an infrastructure environment on the installation and maintenance of access telecommunication networks.

This qualification is intended for people entering the industry or retraining as the minimum standard to work on the access telecommunication network.

Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision installing and maintaining access telecommunication network, plant, and equipment.

The strands in this qualification recognise the skills and knowledge required by graduates in areas of specialisation - copper network maintenance, optical fibre network, or transmission.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Co-ordinate and scope telecommunication sites while managing stakeholder and client expectations and relationships.
- Apply safe work practices and meet industry standards when working on telecommunication access networks, including operation of plant and equipment.

Graduates of the Copper Network Maintenance strand strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of copper telecommunication access network transmission theory during transmission and repair to meet industry requirements.
- Install, locate, test and service plant and equipment to protect and restore the copper telecommunication access network.

Graduates of the Optical Fibre Network strand strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of optical fibre theory during build, provisioning and repair of the telecommunication access network to meet industry requirements.
- Install, locate, test and service fibre access network to protect and restore the fibre telecommunication network.

Graduates of the Transmission strand strand will also be able to:
- Apply optical Ethernet, wireless technology, radio theory and practices during installation and repair of telecommunication transmission infrastructure.
Education pathways
This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Telecommunications (Level 4) [Ref: 3970].
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 3 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3767
Status Current
Created November 2017
Last Reviewed February 2021
Next Review February 2026

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