Technical Resources


Australian Standards

Some courses require you to download certain reference standards so you can complete your course.

Australian Standard AS/CA S009:2020  is required for use with the Open Registration and Combined endorsement courses.

Standards AS/CA S008:2020 is not required for the course but it is recommended that the student reads this standard before attending the course.

ACMA pathways to Cabling Registration

This document outlines the different pathways to cabling registration and associated endorsements.

Telecommunications Service Award 2020

This document outlines the award and entitlements for Telecommunications workers in Australia.

Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs)

This document contains the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2020 from the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Cabling Registration Forms

On successful completion of the course the student must register with one of the registrars using one of the following documents.

The student must also enclose a copy of their certificate which is in the student pack issued to each student on completion.

TCA1 Form

Information taken from the ACMA website.

You must complete and sign a Telecommunications Cabling Advice (TCA1) form on completion of your cabling job. When filling out your form you should:

  • Complete all sections of the form
  • Print legibly in black ink 
  • Describe your work clearly (specify the type of work and where it is located, for example, room, floor, section, department, building).
  • A copy of the form must be provided to the customer and your employer (if applicable).

You must keep all copies of your TCA1 forms for at least 12 months and these must be made available to ACMA inspectors or auditors on request. You can make arrangements with your employer (if applicable) to keep your TCA1 forms on your behalf but, ultimately, you are responsible for them. To avoid additional paperwork, you can incorporate the information of the TCA1 form into an existing invoice or other business documentation.

TCA2 Form

Information taken from the ACMA website.

This form is an optional addition to the TCA1 Telecommunications Cabling Advice form. It may be used by registered cablers to alert the customer or building manager of any non-compliant cable installations that are outside the contracted scope of work.