Certificate III in Telecommunications (Cabling)

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 18 months.
The Certificate III in Telecommunications (Cabling) is aimed at personnel employed in the Telecommunications cabling and installation area which is governed by the ACMA Licensing Regulations (Australian Communications and Media Authority). The qualification can be completed via a combination of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and classroom attendance.
For specific Units aligned to this qualification please refer to the Chadstone Campus Short Course Guide.
The timeframe will depend on individual requirements.
Course Cost
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Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
8:00am - 4:00pm
Chadstone Campus
Phone: (03) 9251 3000
Fax: 1300 094 661 (att: Chadstone)
Email: chadrecept@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Telecommunications (Cabling) is a nationally accredited qualification, and in this context has been streamed to meet the requirements of personnel working in the ACMA cabling and installation area. Industry recognised courses (e.g. Open Registration, Structured Cabling, Co-axial Cabling, Optical Fibre) have been aligned to Elective Units.

A combination of RPL, classroom, theory and practical delivery will provide the opportunity to complete the qualification.

Qualifications And Recognition

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

Telecommunications contractor operating within the ACMA Licensing Regulations 

Entry Requirements

You must be able to accurately define colours to undertake this course.


ICTCBL2136B Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule
ICTCBL2137B Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule

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 qualification can be progressed into the Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Locate and identify cable system faults
Follow OHS and environmental policy and procedures

Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Use hand and power tools

Install telecommunications network equipment

+ 6 Elective