Application Info

How do I become a registered cabler?


All cabling work, including telephone, data, fire and security alarm systems cabling, that connects with the telecommunications network must be performed by a registered cabler, or under the direct supervision of a registered cabler. Under the Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs), all cablers are required to register with an ACMA-accredited registrar, accredited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA).


You will need to complete the appropriate training modules  to ensure that you are competent to perform the cabling work according to the Wiring Rules (Australian Standard AS/CA S009), which ensure safety to consumers, cablers and the network.


You will need to 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 competency, or
  • 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 registration.


You must also submit evidence of appropriate experience.  The number of required hours are:


  • Open registration - 360 hours
  • Restricted registration - 80 hours


If you have not completed the relevant units of competency, please contact a Registered Training Organisation to enrol.



Register with FPA Australia


Registering through the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) provides services to all registrants, particularly those needing to register due to their work installing fire, security and data/computer systems.


Download Application Form


Those registering through FPA Australia receive the following:


  • Registration card;
  • Certificate of registration;
  • Receipt of payment;
  • Guides to adhering to the requirements of the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2014 (CPRs) for fire, security and data/computer systems*;
  • Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2014 (CPRs);


* Some materials are under development and may not be immediately available upon processing an application. These documents will be distributed to successful registrants upon publication. 


To read the Cabling Provider Rules Fact Sheet, click here.


The Association is able to register technicians in all categories - Open, Restricted and Lift. For more details on the registration types, click here.


Click here to find out about the background to the Cabling Provider Rules.


Click here to search FPA Australia's database of registered cablers. You can search by surname to check that your cabler has the appropriate registration type.



Upgrading or Adding Competencies to Your Registration?


Download Registration Upgrade Form 


Lost Your Card?


Download Card Replacement Form