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ozdi2003
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Help please

Post by ozdi2003 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:28 pm

Hi everyone. I joined the forum as I have a teenage boy who is interested in becoming a radio/communications officer. We are living in Perth and I have found it very difficult to access information about courses he could take to help him achieve this goal. Can any of you help me in this matter.

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Re: Help please

Post by Jem » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:57 pm

Hi Di,

I cannot help you with any information but I'm sure many of our esteemed users can.
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Re: Help please

Post by Tyranus » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:07 pm

Hi Di,

There are various fields where Radio Communications officers can work. It all depends on what your son would like to do. A lot of security company's have communications officers who sit in control rooms. From what I've gathered FESA, WA Police and SJA all run in house training for successful applicants, but like many bulk government jobs it's pool selection. Another alternative is of course the Australian Army...or Navy and Air Force for that matter.

If he's more interested in the technical side of things then I think Tafe offer's apprenticeships. He may also be interested in getting into Amateur Radio, that may help him in the long run as he would be able to demonstrate experience operating radio's and should hopefully be eaier to train as there are a number of guidelines that should be followed.

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Re: Help please

Post by westernwedgey » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:43 pm

Just a thought moderators,

Maybe a training sticky for the WAPOL, FESA etc threads could be put together as its often a regular subject and would make it easier for people looking for info like that...i know you all have a lot on your plate, just an idea.

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Re: Help please

Post by Zebedee » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:38 pm

ozdi2003 wrote:Hi everyone. I joined the forum as I have a teenage boy who is interested in becoming a radio/communications officer. We are living in Perth and I have found it very difficult to access information about courses he could take to help him achieve this goal. Can any of you help me in this matter.

Thanks Di
Hi Di,

Welcome to the forums!

One recent posting that might give your son some extra information is this one: http://warsug.info/viewtopic.php?p=80563#p80563

I'd say contacting the various emergency service departments would be a good place to start, but don't forget other companies that use radios, everything from local councils to taxi companies, couriers, and so on.

If your son is interested in radio in general than as Tyranus said, obtaining his amateur radio licence may also be something he's interested. There's a course coming up very shortly - see here for more info: http://warsug.info/viewtopic.php?f=9&t= ... 577#p80577

There's a number of us here on the forums who are active radio amateurs ... and then there's everybody else ... they're going to become amateurs, they just don't know it yet! ;)

For more information about amateur radio (you may know it as ham radio), take at look at the Wireless Institute of Australia's website at http://www.wia.org.au/discover/introduction/about/
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