Cabling Registration Scheme
The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA)
requires technicians installing cables for a range of systems
connected to the telecommunications network be registered.
Registration is mandatory under a set of Regulations known as
Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs).
FPA Australia has been accredited by ACMA to run a registration
scheme for cabling technicians on their behalf, to support the
CPRs. FPA Australia is one of only 5 organisations given this
responsibility by ACMA. More than 3,000 technicians are currently
registered through FPA Australia.
How do I become a registered cabler?
All customer cabling work in the telecommunications, fire,
security and data industries must be performed by a registered
cabler. All cablers are required to register with an
You will be required to demonstrate competency requirements and
sign a declaration that you are competent before being able to
register. You must provide evidence that you meet the competency
requirements. This evidence can be in the form of:
- certificate(s) from a Registered Training
Organisation showing that you have attained the relevant
- a certificate of Recognition of Prior Learning
(RPL) issued by an accredited assessor.
This option is suitable for experienced cablers
who have either worked in a related cabling industry (eg
electrical) or have previously performed telecommunications
cabling, but do not hold a current Australian cabling
If you have not completed the relevant units of competency,
please contact a Registered Training Organisation to
The National Broadband Network
The Australian Federal Government has established a new company
that will invest up to $43 billion over eight years to build and
operate a National Broadband Network, delivering superfast
broadband to Australian homes and workplaces. The new company is
called the NBN Co.
When the new network is complete all Australians will be able to
access fast broadband. Connecting fibre optic cables directly to
homes will allow speeds of 100Mbps and higher, which is 100 times
faster than speeds currently used by many Australians.
The National Broadband Network will be the single largest
infrastructure project in Australian history, creating tens of
thousands of jobs over its eight year period in areas such as
digging ditches, running the fibres, planning and engineering,
connecting homes and businesses and supplying network hardware.
The delivery of the new service to the end user will require
installation of new Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and possibly
new and upgraded cabling (external and internal) in residential,
business and multi-dwelling environments. These new CPE and cabling
requirements will require the definition of new technical
standards, training arrangements and installation practices.
For further information regarding the National Broadband Network
please visit http://www.nbnco.com.au/
Find a Licenced Cabler
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Apply for Registration
here to find out about applying for registration.
here for details on the types of registration.
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