- How to become a registered cabler
- Competency requirements and training options
- Assessment of overseas technical/vocational and trade qualifications
All cabling work, including telephone, data, fire and security alarm systems cabling, that connects or is intended to connect with the telecommunications network must be performed by a registered cabler, or under the direct supervision of a registered cabler. All registered cablers are required to undertake appropriate training modules to ensure that they are competent to perform the cabling work according to the Wiring Rules (Australian Standard AS/ACIF S009), which ensure safety to consumers, cablers and the network.
To become a registered cabler you will need to undertake the requisite training course for the type of cabling registration that you are seeking – Open, Restricted or Lift registration. There are a number of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) around Australia that can assist you with your training needs.
There are three types of registration - Open, Restricted or Lift. If you wish to work in both commercial and domestic premises you will require an Open registration. However, if you only want to work in domestic premises you will only require a Restricted registration. Lift registrations are for telecommunications cabling in lifts or elevators.
Once you have decided which registration type you require (Open, Restricted or Lift), you can then undertake the appropriate training which will meet the mandatory competency requirements for registration. The training options for each registration type are outlined in the ACMA publication: Pathways to ACMA Cabling Provider Rules, cabler registration (Word [.docx] 898 kb or PDF 710 kb).
You should contact one of the Registered Training Organisations to discuss your specific training needs and any prior experience that may be taken into account.
An individual (resident or non-resident) who has overseas technical, vocational or trade qualifications may be eligible for cabling registration in Australia. There are agencies within Australia that can assess overseas qualifications in the technical, vocational and trade areas.
National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR)