Supplement your open cabler’s licence and enhance your career. Learn to install, test and terminate fibreoptic, coaxial and structured cables from industry experts. Gain specialist skills to meet the requirements to register as a cabler with ACMA.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Install and terminate coaxial cable on client premises in communications applications
Install, test and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises for communications applications using a range of terminations
Place, secure and terminate structured cabling for indoor and outdoor installations
Certify the installation within a domestic, commercial or industrial client's premises
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in telecommunications
Credit toward a Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Specialist skills to meet the ACMA requirement to become a registered cabler
Strong pathways to enable further opportunities in the workplace
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An open cabler's licence or have successfully completed the Statement of Attainment in ACMA Open Cabling Registration (900-82147V01)
Prior experience in cabling work
Good problem solving skills
Comfort working with tools
A commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) processes and telecommunication standards
The ability to see colour to avoid injury at work
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Our graduates go onto roles like: registered cabler and installer, telecommunications equipment installer, telecommunications equipment tester, telecommunications tradesperson and telecommunications technical support technician.
To work as a cabler in Australia, you must be registered as an open cabler. You can apply to Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)-approved registrars for their cabling registration once you complete the ICTCBL247 unit (install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling (ACMA open rule)), in addition to fulfilling 360 working hours. The ICTCBL247 will require prior completion of the ICTWHS204 and ICTTEN208, which are electrical skills units. This Statement of Attainment is a supplementary qualification to your open cabling registration.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in ACMA Fibreoptic, Structured and Coaxial Cabling does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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