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NBN Fibre - Telecommunications Technician - Full Time

No experience necessary, training provided. The work entails installing a fibre cable from an NBN PCD on the outside of a building to an NBN NTD inside a house, unit, apartment or shop. This will require you to either run the fibre under the house or through the ceiling and then tongue through a cavity and install an NTD about half a metre up the wall next to a power point. In some cases if there is no cavity, no ceiling access or under floor access a conduit will need to be run on the outside of the building to a suitable entry point. There are also external installs which require fibre pulled through from a pit using existing lead in conduit then a PCD installed. Finally there are service assurance/repair jobs which requires either fibre, connector, NTD etc replacement.

Pay rate:


Full-time award wage as set by fairwork.gov.au of $21.88 per hour. Weekly minimum of $831.60

$80 per week fuel allowance

Fixings supplied such as screws, plugs, P20 comms conduit, saddles, filler etc.

You will be scheduled anywhere between 4 and 8 jobs per day. Average installation time for internals is 1 hour for internals in 1 hour, likewise for pull throughs, average travel is 8 minutes between job. Service assurance jobs range between 10 mins to 30 mins. At the start you will take longer if you have no experience. The suburbs you will be working in are Cairns City, Cairns North, Parramatta Park, Aeroglen, Whitfield, Edgehill, Manunda, Manoora, Westcourt and Bungalow.



Required Qualifications:

  • NBN Safety and Awareness - $197 - Online - Click Here
  • White Card - $38.90 - Online - Click Here
  • Police Check - $54.45 - Online - Click Here
  • First Aid - $120 - in Cairns - Click Here
  • www.clicktosave.com.au certificate
  • Working at Heights - ~$280 - Click Here

Required Insurances:

  • Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance - $20M liability

Required Tools:

Car with ability to carry a ladder and 20mm comms conduit either inside a wagon or on a roof rack, plus space for stock and equipment.

Impact Driver $99 (plus batteries) Click Here
SDS Hammer Drill ~$199 Click Here
Fiberglass Ladder ~$450 Click Here