Pit and pipe installation

With the expansion of the nbn™ to every premise in Australia, as well as growth in private networks, demand for workers with the skills to install underground infrastructure and associated cabling has never been higher. Take advantage of this demand and skill yourself for the telecommunications industry. This course covers the theory and skills behind multiple cabling types covering copper, fibre and coaxial hauling techniques.

This course is an approved skills set of nbn™’s Project Athena and successful participants may upload their statement of attainment to the enAble system for workforce accreditation. Students may also provide their Statement of Attainment to their cabling registrar to have the Underground endorsement added to their Open cabling registration.

Cable hauling practices

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to haul underground cable. This involves installation and recovery of cables, including multi-pair, coaxial and optical fibre.

This is a Telstra and nbn™ accredited course providing learners with the necessary skills to work in accordance with Telstra and nbn™ requirements.


Assumed knowledge

Completion of a general industry safety course e.g. white card.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
This course involves physical activities, such as digging. Particpants should have physical capability to perform such tasks.


This course covers:

  • Safe worksite setup
  • Introduction to other underground assets
  • Pit & conduit types
  • Installation techniques for pits & conduit
  • Pit remediation
  • Cable dispenser setup
  • Hauling underground cable


National competency standard

ICTCBL207 - Haul underground cable
ICTCBL308 - Install underground cable
ICTCBL213 - Construct underground telecommunications infrastructure
ICTCBL307 - Install underground enclosures and conduit


Delivery Options

Face to Face

Course Duration: 2 days
Course Cost: $500.00 (GST free)

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