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Technical Officer

Provide support and advice to an organisation on their systems and facilities.

What's it like to be a Technical Officer?

Technical Officers provide maintenance, support and advice to employees about an organisation’s systems and facilities. Technical Officers may be employed within different industries such as construction, education, engineering and information technology.

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Technical Officers usually need to have computer literacy skills, in addition to the ability to work unsupervised and within a team.

Excellent communication skills are vital for Technical Officers, as are strong time management and organisational skills

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Depending on the industry in which you work, you may need formal qualifications to be employed as a Technical Officer. This may be a VET certification, or it may be a degree-level qualification

  1. Decide which industry you want to work in. There are a range of different technical officer positions such as Agricultural Technical Officers, Forest Technical Officers, Telecommunications Technical Officers and Laboratory Technical Officers.
  2. Investigate what qualifications or experience you need according to the sector. For example, to work as a Medical Technical Officer you may need a Diploma of Laboratory Technology (MSL50118), and within the electrical industry you’ll need an unrestricted electrical licence

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Bachelor of Science

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Bachelor of Arts

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Latest Technical Officer reviews

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May 2021
Being a Technical Officer is pivotal and can make a big difference in a progressive environment
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Design
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Visual Arts
The good things
The good things: There is a reasonable level of autonomy. Sharing my expertise with students and assisting them with their creative journey is very rewarding. Resourcing and co-ordinating promotional ...
The challenges
In an educational context this role is pivotal to the running of a tertiary program (often referred to as the 'engine'), though rarely acknowledged or remunerated appropriately for the level of expert...
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Oct 2019
Biosecurity, the gate keepers of Australian environmental and agricultural security
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Biosecurity
The good things
Getting to help people with interpreting technical information. Working in a team that really care about what we do and each other. The facilities of the office are modern and nice.
The challenges
The challenges are mostly around the unusual enquiries we receive as a team and how to handle them or who to pass them on to
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