Short Course Open Cabling Registration (OCR)

An Open Cabling Registration (OCR) entitles the holder to work on telecommunications cabling on the customers premises.

On completion of the OCR course an application can be made for an Open Cabling Registration from an ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Association) approved registrar.  This registration can be endorsed with the following short courses:

  • Optical Fibre
  • Structured Cabling
  • Coaxial

This course and 360 hours cabling experience will allow the holder to apply for their Open Cabling Registration. Endorsements are required by legislation to practice in any of the following fields – Structured Cabling, Optical Fibre or Coaxial.

Location, dates and times

Alanvale Campus 

  • Evening course –  2 nights per week over approx. 2 months, Tuesday & Thursday – 6pm to 9pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2019:  $1,719 including materials levy.  A concession rate is not available for this course.

Please note, funding assistance may be available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit www.tbcitb.com.au

Essential Requirements

Relevant work experience in the industry and satisfactory skills in:

  • hand and power tools,
  • basic AC/DC theory
  • electrical WH&S


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


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