Short Courses

Open Cabling Registration (ACMA Cabling)

Melbourne Polytechnic's Open Cabling Registration (ACMA Cabling) short course permits all types of telecommunications cabling to be legally installed on the customer’s side of the network boundary in domestic, commercial and industrial premises, including multi-building campus environments.

Course Code: SET072

Fees: $840.00

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This Melbourne Polytechnic short course will provide knowledge, awareness and practical awareness of Australian Communications and Media Authorities (ACMA) regulations on the telecommunications cabling industry and meet the competency requirements for the ACMA Open (cabler provider rules) Cabling registration.


This short course is suitable for qualified electricians, carrier-trained technicians/lines persons (i.e. Telstra) or other persons with equivalent qualifications who have an aggregated 360 hours of relevant cabling experience.

Relevant cabling experience means experience in installing telelcommunications, electrical, data security alarm, fire alarm or lift cables.

If you don’t fall within any of these categories you will require an assessment by a workplace/RPL assessor to determine other modules required to meet ACA Open Registration competency standards.

Course topics

  • basic telephony and sound characteristics
  • switching systems overview
  • regulatory framework 2 – standards and regulations
  • telecommunication cabling installation

At the end of the course, successful candidates will receive a Statement of Attainment for:

ICTCBL2137B Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling; ACMA Open Rule

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to meet the requirements of the ACMA and be eligible to apply for open cabling registration. This statement is recognised by all Registrars for Open Cabling Registration.

Under the ACA’s Cabling Provider Rules, these certificates are recognised by all ACA Registrars for Open Registration Cabling.

Total hours: 40
Sessions: 10 x 4 hours


Building V
Preston campus
(entrance on Jessie Street)

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or email.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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