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Course Information

Read through the full course details to make sure you choose the correct short course or full qualification for your desired job or education outcome. If you are seeking to enrol into a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), you can recognise these courses by the following Nationally Recognised Training logo displayed on the course details page.

The course details will provide you with information about

Licencing and registration

If you are enrolling in a course to meet the training requirements to apply for an occupational licence, ask your state or territory licencing or regulatory body whether the selected MILCOM course will be the right one for the licence you intend to apply for.

The telecommunications industry in Australia comprises a variety of job roles that cover a wide range of specialist skills areas such as, for example, installing

So where do you start?

Here in Australia we have a very strong regulatory environment that mandates who can work on a telecommunications network and what can be connected to that network. In order to work on a telecommunications network you require a cabling Registration as a mandatory minimum.

There are three types of registration

The Open Registration course is considered to be the basic training that, after successful completion, allows a technician to move into many different areas of the industry. You may wish to acquire specialist endorsements on your registration. These endorsements are not mandatory but are desirable by potential employers as they broaden and specialise your skills for different job roles.

Examples of some of these specialist courses are :

If you are intending to become a registered cabler, or plan on studying a specific course in this field, it is important that you look up the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) website for the latest regulatory requirements or contact one of the ACMA accredited registrars listed below.

BICSI Registered Cablers Australia Pty Ltd (BRCA)

(03) 9867 4911
1800 306 444
(03) 9867 5099
[email protected]
PO Box 1018, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Suite 111B, 434 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia)

1300 731 922 or (03) 8892 3131
(03) 8892 3132
[email protected]
PO Box 1049, Box Hill VIC 3128
Building 2, 31-47 Joseph Street, Blackburn VIC 3130

TITAB Australia Cabler Registry Services (TITAB ACRS)

(03) 9349 4955
(03) 9349 4844
[email protected]
PO Box 348, Carlton South VIC 3053
Suite 3, 139 Queensberry Street, Carlton South VIC 3053

Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL)

(02) 8425 4331
(02) 8425 4343
[email protected]
PO Box 1338, Crows Nest NSW 1585
41 Hume St, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Australian Cabler Registration Service (ACRS)

1300 66 77 71
(02) 9744 3928
[email protected]
PO Box 1818, St Leonards NSW 1590

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have current job competency in the learning outcomes listed in the course descriptions, you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with us. This means that if you can demonstrate your competency against all the performance requirements of a unit of competency, you can be assessed as competent for that unit.

We have a supportive and flexible recognition assessment approach. It is designed to provide you with a simple to use, yet rigorous way to achieve recognition for your existing skills and knowledge. The RPL process includes you being assessed in both the formal and non formal (including on-the-job) learning against the requirements for a nationally recognised qualification. This process is particularly suited to groups within an organisation where a group of participants can undertake the recognition assessment together.

How can I apply for RPL?

If you think you may be eligible to apply for RPL, send us your enquiry here. One of our friendly course advisors will contact you for an initial conversation about RPL fees, the overall process and documentation involved, at this stage you also may speak with one of our assessors who can ascertain your eligibility for RPL.

Once you paid your RPL fees, a qualified assessor will send you information about the evidence documents you will need to provide to prove your current competency. Depending on the unit of competency, the RPL assessment may include a workplace or simulated workplace environment observation task. The assessor will arrange a suitable time and location with you.

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