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Cablers (Data and Telecommunications) install internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.


  • examines drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • installs cabling for telephone, radio, pay tv and computer transmission
  • joins cables and seals sheaths with lead and thermoplastic.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

  • You can work as a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. If you want to gain cabling registration you need to complete a certificate II or III in data and voice communications, telecommunications technology or telecommunications network (build and operate).

    Find a Certificate or Diploma in Telecommunications Technology

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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