2 May 2012: The ACMA has amended the regulatory requirements for cabling providers who install specialised cabling within customer premises. The ACMA’s Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs) regulate the performance of cabling work in customer premises. Under the CPRs, cabling providers must be registered by registrars appointed by the ACMA. Cabling providers must meet certain competencies set by the ACMA in order to be registered. The ACMA’s competencies form the basis for training programs developed by industry skills councils (ISCs). The amendments to the ACMA cabling arrangements have been made to ensure cabling providers have the necessary skills required to perform specialised cabling work for the current and emerging customer cabling environment. The new competency requirements will apply from 1 July 2012. Existing cabling providers who install those specialised cables, but who have not already attained the additional competencies, will be given a 2 year transition period to attain those competencies.
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