Registered Telecommunications Cabler - Open - Australian Government


You will need this registration, or to be supervised by a registered person, if you intend to undertake telecommunications cabling work (e.g. cabling for telephones, data, fire or security alarm systems). The open registration covers all aerial, underground, structured, fibre or coaxial cabling work where the cabling used terminates at:

  • the network boundary on a socket
  • a network termination device
  • a distributor (building distributor, campus distributor, etc.).

If you intend to work in both commercial and domestic premises, you will require an open registration.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • meet the relevant competency requirements
  • have completed the relevant qualifications
  • proof of practical (on-the-job) cabling experience of 360 hours
  • have registered with an accredited registrar.

If you only have a minimum of 80 hours, in addition to any experience that was gained in the training undertaken to acquire the competencies for registration, you will be registered as a restricted cabler until you have gained a further 280 hours of on-the-job cabling experience.

You may also need to provide proof of successful completion of the cabling regulations test.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer or individual registrars for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Telecommunications Act 1997 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2014 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing

Communications Infrastructure

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Mailing address: PO BOX 78
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 850 115
Phone: 02 6219 5555
Fax: 02 6219 5353