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Changes to cabling competencies take effect from 1 July 2014

Jun 23, 2014 Uncategorised

The Australian Communications & Media Authority’s regulatory requirements for cabling providers who install specialised cabling within customer premises have been amended. As a result, registered cablers who intend on carrying out specialised cabling (such as Structured, Co-axial and Optical Fibre) after 1 July 2014 need to have the training competencies relevant to this specialised cabling work.

1. All Open registered cablers doing these types of specialised / advanced cabling must by 1 July 2014 have acquired the appropriate specialist competencies, also known as Endorsements.

2. All Restricted registered cablers intending to work on Broadband installations must have acquired the relevant Restricted Broadband specialist competency.

The new competencies only apply to cabling providers who undertake the relevant specialised cabling work within customer premises. The final date on which cablers may undertake the full range of cabling operations with a basic Open Cabling Registration is 30 June 2014.

If you intend carrying out specialised cabling after 1 July 2014 the ACMA’s rule changes for Structured, Co-axial and Optical Fibre cabling come into force on that date.

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This article has been supplied by ASIAL, our Industry Partner. ASIAL is an Accredited Cabling Registrar under the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cabling Provider RulesFor more information click here.

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