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Australian cabling standards

As a cabler, you need to be familiar with all the cabling rules and standards that apply to your work.

Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring Rules – AS/CA S009)

Download at AS/CA S009:2013 Installation requirements for customer cabling

This industry standard explains the installation and maintenance practices that you must follow. It covers the requirements for fixed or concealed cabling or equipment that is connected, or is intended to be connected, to a telecommunications network.

If you need help to understand any part of this document and how to apply the rules, contact the Communications Alliance

Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for customer cabling products – AS/CA S008 2015)

Download at Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for customer cabling products – AS/CA S008) 2015

This technical standard applies to the cable, cabling products and connecting hardware on the customer side of the telecommunications network boundary. It refers to the industry standard.

If you have questions about this document, contact us

Telecommunications (Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Instrument 2015

Download at: Telecommunications (Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Instrument 2015

This document is known as the TLN. It contains the standards for labelling cabling products. Customer cabling and surge protectors must comply with the applicable technical standard listed in the table at Schedule 4. This includes all cable types, plugs, sockets and connectors.

If you have questions about this document, contact us.

Declaration: Types of Cabling Work

Download at Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 2013 or read the Explanatory Statement

The declaration specifies what types of cabling work are covered by the Telecommunications Act 1997 – part 21, division 9. If cabling work is not listed in Schedule 1 of the declaration, it is regulated by the Telecommunications Act 1997. Therefore, the work must be done or directly supervised by a registered cabling provider and performed in accordance with the wiring rules.

If you have questions about this document, contact us.

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