Underground Endorsement

Course Code
Course Type
Short Course; Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Unit Code
ICTCBL3018A - Install Underground Enclosures and Conduit, ICTCBL3019A - Install Underground Cable
Chadstone Campus
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 10 days
Course Cost
Contact the Chadstone Campus for further information.
Study Modes
Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • On demand

Contact the Chadstone Campus for further information.

8:00am - 4:00pm
Chadstone Campus
Phone: (03) 9251 3000
Fax: 1300 094 661 (att: Chadstone)
Email: chadrecept@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course is designed for ACMA Registered Cablers carrying out underground cable installation and maintenance. The course consists of:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Locate and describe underground construction 
  • Duct construction 
  • Underground cable types 
  • Site excavation 
  • Pit and pipe installations 
  • Determine priority of service 
  • Cable hauling 
  • Joint location (min. 50 pr cable) 
  • Joint enclosure and fit underground cable 
  • Test cable joint 
  • Replace service 
  • Working environment hazard identification 
  • Safe working environment 
  • Appropriate procedures for manual handling

Qualifications And Recognition

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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

Employment Prospects

Potential telephony underground cabling work within the NBN project

Entry Requirements

All customer cabling work in the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries must be performed by a registered cabler. All cablers are required to register with an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – accredited registrar. (see pre-requisites)


Unit Code Unit Name
Install, Maintain and Modify Customer Premises Communication Cabling - ACMA Restricted Rule
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

These units form part of the Certificate III in Telecommunications (Cabling). They are also Endorsements to the Open Registration which can be registered on ACMA Cabling Licence.