In years gone by, general ‘computer network cabling’ was exempt from the various rules and regulations that applied to telecommunications cabling.

As of 1st July 2014 the regulations set by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA – a Federal Govt Authority) require that technicians who are installing computer network cabling are to be formally registered, after satisfactorily completing appropriate training courses.

Aside from the obvious network performance issues, the new regulations specify safety aspects of cabling installations, including the separation of power from data cabling.

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Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) info:

See also the industry information:

wazmacACMA – Australian Network Cabling Regulations