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Broadcasting Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • Broadcasting Technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment to record and edit images and sound for radio and television broadcasts.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skill in audio and visual tools

Broadcasting Technicians use professional tools to program equipment and edit audio and video recordings.

Troubleshooting knowledge and skills

Broadcasting Technicians identify audio and visual equipment problems, and propose solutions to identify and solve the problems.

Customer service skills

Broadcasting Technicians have to possess the customer service skills to ensure that the customers are satisfied with their installation and troubleshooting tasks.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A certificate in electronic, electrical, audio engineering or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • Good technical background in various  audio/ visual equipment


  • require 1 year's relevant technical experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$35,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Training Pay Scale Point 4-6

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 9-22

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 23-29

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 30-37

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 38-41

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Broadcasting Technicians typically work indoors in radio, television, movie, or recording studios. They sometimes work outdoors in all types of conditions in order to broadcast news and other programming on location. They may set up systems in offices, arenas, hotels, schools, government agencies, hospitals, and homes. They generally work regular office hours and may occasionally work overtime to meet broadcast deadlines or set up for live events.


  • Audio mixing consoles - Audio mixer consoles; Sound effect generators
  • Computer servers - Video servers
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras - Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk players or recorders - Digital video disk DVD recorders
  • Frequency analysers - Spectrum analysers
  • Media control systems - Audio patch bays; Master control switchers; Video patch bays
  • Microphones - Wired microphones

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