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Telecommunications Lines Worker Career Information

Occupation statistics

22,300 telecommunications trades workers in Australia1

6,400 telecommunications trades workers in Victoria (28.7%)1

Average gross weekly earnings AUD$1,1502

Average weekly hours 37.83

View the Job Outlook website for career and labour market research information about this occupation.

A telecommunications linesworker working on some power lines 

Victoria is currently offering visa nomination for eligible telecommunications lines workers. To be eligible to apply for nomination, telecommunications lines workers must meet Victoria's minimum eligibility requirements and address the nomination assessment requirements for the occupation.  See the Occupation Lists for more information.

More detailed information about applying for Victorian Government visa nomination is available in the Visas and Immigration section.

Licensing and registration

Telecommunications lines workers in Victoria must register with one of the following five organisations when installing telecommunication cabling in buildings:

Australian Cabler Registration Service (ACRS)

PO Box 1106
Burwood North
NSW, 2134, AUS
Telephone: 1300 667 771
Fax: +61 2 9744 3928


Think about applying for licensing and registration before you arrive in Australia, once you have your visa, as the process can take some time.

Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL)

PO Box 1338
Crows Nest
NSW, 1585, AUS
Telephone: +61 2 8425 4300
Fax: +61 2 8425 4343
Email: Online enquiries form

BICSI Registered Cablers Australia Pty Ltd (BRCA)

PO Box 1018
South Melbourne
VIC, 3205, AUS
Telephone: +61 3 9867 4911 or Freecall (within Australia): 1800 306 444
Fax: +61 3 9867 5099

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia)

PO Box 1049
Box Hill
VIC, 3128, AUS
Telephone: +61 3 9890 1544
Fax: +61 3 9890 1577

TITAB Australia Cabler Registry Services (TITAB ACRS)

PO Box 348
Carlton South
VIC, 3053, AUS
Telephone: +61 3 9349 4955
Fax: +61 3 9349 4844

Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about telecommunications lines workers in Victoria.

Finding a job

Telecommunications lines workers may be employed by large telecommunications carriers, network equipment suppliers and installation service providers.

Telecommunications trades workers are employed across several industries including: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Public Administration and Safety; Mining; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.3

Specialty job seeker sites


We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.


To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in telecommunications lines workers, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.

For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.

Migrating to Victoria

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.

Some visas require state nomination.  Victoria offers state nomination for eligible skilled migrants and business migrants

Australian skills assessment 

For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

1 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook – Occupation pages – Employment levels. Retrieved April 5 2012 from

2 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages. Retrieved April 5 2012 from Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed above under Finding a Job.

3 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages - Prospects for Employment. Retrieved April 5 2012 from