Open Registration

Course Code
Course Type
Short Course; Accredited Course
Unit Code
ICTCBL2136A - Install, Maintain and Modify Customer Premises Communication Cabling - ACMA Restricted Rule, ICTCBL2137A - Install, Maintain and Modify Customer Premises Communications Cabling - ACMA Open Rule
Chadstone Campus
Course Location
Course Duration
5 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 all people carrying out cable and telephony installations work in the customers and business premises. The course (known within industry as “Open Registration”) consists of:
  • Occupational health and safety  
  • Regulatory Framework 1 – Cabling Provider Rules (Restricted) 
  • Hand and power Tools  
  • Installation methods and terminations – Cabling Provider Rules (Open) 
  • Basic telephony, data transmission and switching systems overview  
  • Cable types and cable support systems – Cabling Provider Rules (Open) 
  • Basic AC/DC theory  
  • Time management and supervisory responsibilities – Cabling Provider Rules (Open)

The Ten Cabling Provider Rules
  • 1. All cabling work – Open, Restricted and Lift – must be performed by a registered cabler
  • 2. Cablers who hold a current licence do not have to register until their licence expires  
  • 3. Cablers who do not have a current licence have to register with an ACMA accredited Register and are required to notify the registrar of any change of contact details within 21 days  
  • 4. To register, cablers must meet the ACMA’s competency requirements for one of the three mandated types of cabling work (Open, Restricted and Lift)  
  • 5. People working in the security, fire and computer industries who do not satisfy the competency requirements are required to obtain a transitional registration which allows them to do cabling work only behind a compliance device (e.g. alarm panel or modem) 
  • 6. Cabling work must comply with the wiring rules  
  • 7. Cable, cabling product and customer equipment must comply with the requirements of the Labeling Notice  
  • 8. At the completion of each cabling task, the cabler must provide the client (i.e. the customer or employer, whichever is appropriate) with a compliance declaration form, known as a Telecommunication Cabling Advice Form 1 (TCA1)
  • 9. Unregistered cablers undertaking cabling work must be directly supervised by a registered cabler 
  • 10. Cablers must provide all reasonable co-operation and assistance to ACMA inspectors and cabling auditors

Qualifications And Recognition

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

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Employment Prospects

Potential ACMA cabling work within the customers premises for NBN project

Entry Requirements

Must be able to accurately define colours


There are no pre-requisites, please see Entry Requirements

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

Opportunities For Further Study

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

Course Times

Campus Time Date
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 2 - 6 February
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 2 - 6 March
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 13 - 17 April
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 4 - 8 May
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 15 - 19 June
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 6 - 10 July