NECA Training has entered into a partnership with Milcom Communications to deliver industry specific training courses at a highly subsidised cost to all members.

NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide. The mission of NECA Training is to deliver affordable training required by members to meet regulatory compliance requirements or to fulfil contractual terms.

Recently, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced new regulatory requirements for the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2000 (CPRs) to better regulate the cabling industry. These new regulations will ensure that minimum cabling requirements are in place to promote safety and maintain network integrity within the industry.

All cabling providers must be appropriately qualified and registered by ACMA with these new regulations having been introduced to ensure cabling providers have all the necessary skills required to perform the specialised cabling work for current and emerging technologies.

To assist these technicians requiring the appropriate training for up-skilling, NECA Training has partnered with Milcom to offer a full range of training courses. Only registered cablers with the appropriate endorsements will be able to meet the needs of the consumer seeking a world class connectivity platform that does not place limitations on the user.

Milcom recently conducted one of these endorsement courses in Wagga Wagga, NSW titled ‘Optical Fibre Cabling Internal’. The aim of this course was to introduce technicians to the concepts of optical fibre cabling including the different forms of fibre optic cables. This course also aimed to provide a better understanding of the propagation of light through the fibre as well as the various connection and splicing methods used in installations throughout the industry.

Regional members are encouraged to use their branch network to organise groups of 10 to 15 participants to enable NECA Training to deliver this course and other courses of interest regionally.

This article was provided by NECA NSW , National Electrical Communications Association.