Using A Registered Cabler
A registered cabler must follow rules set out by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA). The rules make sure the cabling is done safely and that the cabler has the skills to do the job.
Cabling that is installed incorrectly can result in phones, faxes and internet or alarm systems not working properly. Faulty cabling can also increase the risk of safety hazards such as electrocution.
A registered cabler is required to connect data and communications cabling to the telecommunications network. They can also perform many other cabling tasks and offer professional advice to households and businesses.
Some of the tasks that registered cablers perform are:
communications cabling in new houses and offices
rewiring cabling and sockets for renovations
installing monitored security or fire alarms
data cabling for computer networks that connect to the telecommunications network.
Registered cablers must:
carry their registration card and be prepared to show it to customers if requested.
provide their customers with a signed form at the end of the job that states that the work meets all the relevant standards
keep copies of completion forms for 12 months in case they are audited by the ACMA.
How to find a registered cabler
Registered cablers can be found in the Yellow Pages® directory. Look in the Fast-Find index under:
Telephones & Systems – Installation &/or Maintenance
Computer equipment – Installation & Networking
Security Systems &/or Consultants
Fire Protection Equipment & Consultants or
Alternatively, you can search the Australian Registered Cablers website for a registered cabler in your State or Territory.
Please note: this document is intended as a guide only and should not be relied on as legal advice or regarded as a substitute for legal advice in individual cases.
Last updated: 18 July 2016