Kirsty Potter

2018
Finalist
South Australia

Certificate III in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Seeking a career change, Kirsty enrolled in a Certificate III and IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, at the same time doing a traineeship hosted by Telstra.

Before starting her traineeship, Kirsty had the barest understanding of the telecommunications industry and the technologies involved.

The traineeship involved planning and performing installations using most telecommunication technologies, including radio, mobiles, switching and transmission.

While she never thought she would end up working within the biggest telecommunications company in Australia, Kirsty is now a radio designer in the access and facility network engineering team at Telstra.

Kirsty said the traineeship was the perfect opportunity to expand her knowledge and career prospects without committing to a university degree. She is excited to continue in the industry, keeping an eye on how the technology progresses and expands into the future.