External Cabling

External cabling refers to cabling work that is undertaken outside a customer’s defined property boundary and is owned and maintained by a carrier. External cabling training provides learners with the skills to undertake work on the National Broadband Network (NBN) and work for carriers such as Telstra.

Possible job roles 127

  • Telecommunications Lineworker
  • Telecommunications Splicer
  • Copper Jointer
  • Installation and Maitenance Technician
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer
  • Telecommunications Equipment Maintenance Officer


Pit and Pipe Practices
Cable Hauling Practices
Optical Fibre Jointing
Basic Copper Jointing

This can also be achieved by completing the following qualifications tailored for external cabling:

Certificate II in Telecommunications
Certificate III in Telecommunications

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