Fire & Security

 

Fire, Security & Data Technician Registration 

 

The introduction of the Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs) has changed the obligations for technicians undertaking cabling work on fire protection, security and data/computer systems. Technicians must register in order to undertake cabling work. This is a legal requirement set by the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA).

 

Through the introduction of the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2000 (CPRs), the ACMA has placed new obligations on technicians working with fire, security and data/communications systems. Those registering through FPA Australia will receive material providing guidance on how to ensure that they meet their legal obligations.  The latest version of the CPRs can be found here:   Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2014 (CPRs).

 

Click here to view the types of registration available.

 

Click here to obtain information about applying and to download an application form.

 

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

 

Click here to search FPA Australia's database of registered cablers.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN STANDARD AS/CA S009:2020 - Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring rules)

 

  Publication date: 20 August 2020

 

This Standard applies to the installation and maintenance of fixed or concealed cabling or equipment that is connected, or is intended to be connected, to a telecommunications network, including any cord or cordage, or that part of any cord or cordage, that is connected as fixed or concealed cabling.

 

This Standard does not apply to-

 

  • any electrical power cabling whose primary function is the distribution of AC mains supply, and which is connected to an AC mains supply, but which may also carry telecommunications signals as a secondary function as long as the telecommunications signals originate from the power network or are injected into the power cabling via a compliant interface device;
  • any cabling used for the connection or distribution of broadcasting services, as defined in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, that are supplied to the end-user by means of transmission through free air to a receiving radio, television or satellite antenna whether or not such cabling is connected to receiving equipment that is connected to a carrier's or carriage service provider's telecommunications network (e.g. via an Ethernet port); and
  • any cabling on the carrier's side of the network boundary whether or not such cabling is located in customer premises, e.g. lead-in cabling.

 

 

This Standard comes into effect on publication on 20 August 2020. AS/CA S009:2020 continues to remain in effect for up to eighteen months after publication of AS/CA S009:2020. AS/CA S009:2013 can be downloaded  here.

The approved Standard is available on the Communications Alliance website.

 

The new Standard came into force from 20 August 2020.

                                               

  

Cabling Contact Information

 

ACMA - Tel: 1300 850 115, Website: www.acma.gov.au

Standards Australia - Website: www.standards.com.au

Telstra high load passage - Tel: 07 3013 2607