World Class Telecommunications Training programs for telecommunication technicians - Milcom

World Class Telecommunications Training programs for telecommunication technicians

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Telecommunications facilitate information exchange at a distance between people, satellites or computers. The present Information Age makes information available to anyone with the technology and the equipment.

 Although technology and hardware are essential to pave the transfer of information, telecom infrastructure plays a significant role alongside the telecom professional ( including telecom engineers, IT professionals, Software experts, and not the least the, telecommunication technicians). These technicians offer on-ground support to the entire telecom infrastructure and ecosystem, making the operation of the whole telecommunications smooth and successful.

Today Telecommunication business domain is an integral part of the international economy, and the telecommunication industry’s contribution is around $1.2 trillion. A career in telecommunications is quite challenging and consistent as technology that relies on communications is now so engrained into our daily lives that we cannot even think of a day minus mobile phones, laptops and the internet.

Working in Telecom Domain – The Government Regulation in Australia

The Australian government has a strong regulation that mandates the individuals who can work in the telecommunications industry and what all can be connected to that network. To work in the Australian telecommunications industry as a candidate, you require a cabling Registration as a minimum mandatory Requirement. An Open Registration is considered to be Basic Training that allows a telecommunication technician, after successful completion, to join in any area of the industry as per their preference. 

More Information About Open Registration

An Open Registration is an introductory course a student undertakes if they aspire to be a part of the growing telecommunications sector. An open registration legally permits them to work in most areas relating to Telecommunications Cabling.

It is also compulsory to install and maintain telephone, data, security and fire protection cabling in all customer campuses as per the government rules. Working in the industry without an open registration means you are not complying with the Australian Telecommunications Act and will be treated as an offence under the law of the land and be booked for legal prosecution.

Telecommunication Short Courses – By MILCOM

Cabling Registration Course
A Cabler registration course permits telecommunication technicians to work legally and install and look after telephone, security and fire alarm cabling in all types of commercial premises. Telecommunication technicians installing data, coaxial or fibre optic cable will also need the appropriate endorsement on their registration.

Cabling Endorsements Course
Milcom’s cabling endorsement course provides practical knowledge in the telecommunications cabling industry. Telecommunication technicians must have the competency in the following subdomain to cover the essential requirements and gain the three mandatory endorsements they need to add to their Open Registration to work on the following cabling systems.

  • Structured Cabling (SCS) ICTCBL301 Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation.
  • Optical Fibre (OF) ICTCBL322 Install, test and remove optical fibre cable on customer premises.
  • Coaxial Cabling (CO) ICTCBL303 Install and remove the coaxial cable.

Structured Cabling Endorsement
It is a competency-based program that allows telecom technicians to get an SCS endorsement on their Open Registration Card. It is also a prerequisite course for telecom sector technicians who wish to install structured cabling in office complexes for Computer and telecommunications networks, including but not limited to Category 5 and Category 6 UTP. It is also suitable for  Security Technicians who install UTP cables as part of a network for IP CCTV.

Optical Fibre Cabling Endorsement
Another competency-based training program permits technicians to apply for the Optical Fibre endorsement on their Open Registration Card. The program includes the unit of competency ICTCBL322 Install, test and terminates optical fibre cable on customer premises.

Coaxial Cabling Endorsement
It is also a  competency-based program that permits a technician in the telecom industry to obtain a Coaxial endorsement on their Open Registration Card. It is a compulsory course for technicians who wish to install Coaxial cabling in commercial buildings for Telecommunications Networks.

Cable and Underground Asset Location
It imparts the necessary skills and knowledge to identify, locate and protect underground services in Civil Construction. It also teaches essential skills to understand the location and identity of gas, water, electrical, telecommunications and other underground utility services using specialised instruments and asset plans.

Underground Endorsement – Pit, Pipe and Cable Hauling
This course imparts skills required to plan and install underground assets and, in addition, run various types of cabling into those assets. It also imparts necessary skills to read and understand plans, make the site safe to work, test installed cabling and complete industry paperwork.

Besides the above courses MILCOM Communication offers the following courses in the telecom domain.

  • Combined Gas Test atmospheres & Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Combined control traffic with stop-slow bat & implement traffic management plan
  • FTTC course: NBN eNable Skills 1,2,3,5,16 and 9
  • Optical Fibre Hygiene and splicing (NBN Skill 9 & 13)
  • CCTV Installation
  • ICTSS00095-Fibre Splicer Skill Set
  • Aerial Cabling Endorsement
  • CAN-05 Fault Finding on Customer Access Network (CAN)

For more details on the course content , course calendar, and fees , pay a visit to MILCOM’s website and get more information.


Q: How do I get a career start in the telecommunication industry?

Answer: The telecommunication sector offers qualified, skilled, and experienced candidates good career opportunities. If you are a fresher, your first job would be to undertake a formal traineeship with an employer in the telecom domain where you get both on the job training, field training and skill development training. Once you have the requisite experience, you can apply for a suitable job opening with other telecom companies.

MILCOM Australia offers several short term courses covering the essential skills required to be a successful telecommunication technician; You may log on to  for more details.

Q- What is the Structured Cabling Course all about?

 ANS – The course teaches telecom technicians about the fundamentals of data transmission on a structured cabling system, including installation practices and testing.

Q- Are there any age criteria to join the telecommunications sector as telecommunication technicians?

ANS – There are no age limitations for the candidates. You can be as young as a pre-university student ( 18 +). More important is that you should be passionate to work hard in the field and has a lust for knowledge.

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