Cable Jointing (Basic)

Course Code
Course Type
Short Course; Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Unit Code
ICTCBL2135A - Joint Metallic Conductor Cable in Access Network
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 10 Sessions
Course Cost
Study Modes
Part Time (Day)
8.00am - 4.00pm
Chadstone Campus
Phone: 1300 309 966
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course is designed for people with nil or minimal experience in the Telecommunications network who wish to gain the skills to work as a cable jointer on non-working cables within the carrier network and customers premises.The course (within industry known as Cable Jointing-Basic) consists of:

  • Introduction to basic electrical principles
  • Distribution cables 
  • Rotational and connected pairs 
  • Plan reading 
  • Preparing cables for jointing and Cable jointing 
  • Joint enclosures/Connector jointing  
  • Working cable precautions 
  • Test handset (Buttinski) and basic test instruments 
  • Cable pair ID sets, F set and loop-a-line, GP set 
  • Lines Test Set No 2 
  • Fault conditions 
  • Cross Connecting Units 
  • 31D pole enclosure  
  • Heat shrink openable joint 
  • Re-entry into gel-sealed cables 
  • Quality assurance  
  • Dangerous gases and gas detection Sharps/Asbestos awareness

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

Potential telephony cable jointing work within the carrier network and customers premises

Entry Requirements

Participants must be able to accurately define colours.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency-based for each unit. It includes:
  • Practical assessment (observation/demonstration) in a simulated environment
  • Written assessments
  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for suitable applicants

Opportunities For Further Study

This unit forms part of the Certificate II in Telecommunications (Cabling)

Course Times

Campus Time Date
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 March