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Declarations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Amendment Declaration 2009 (No. 1)
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Registered 08 Oct 2009
Start Date 07 Oct 2009
End Date 30 Nov 2010
Date of repeal 30 Oct 2013
Repealed by Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 2013

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 1997

as amended

made under subsection 419 (1) of the

This compilation was prepared on 7 October 2009
taking into account amendments up to Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Amendment Declaration 2009 (No. 1)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of Declaration [see Note 1]                                                          3

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  3

                        3     Interpretation                                                                                       3

                        4     Declaration of types of cabling work                                                      4

Schedule 1             Cabling work that is not a type of cabling work for Division 9 of Part 21 of the Act    5

Notes                                                                                                                                      8

 


  

  

1              Name of Declaration [see Note 1]

                This Declaration is the Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 1997.

2              Commencement

                This Declaration commences on 1 July 1997.

3              Interpretation

         (1)   In this Declaration:

Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.

associated customer equipment means:

                (a)    a pre-terminated patch cord; or

               (b)    a pre-terminated patch lead; or

                (c)    an adaptor; or

               (d)    a pre-terminated telephone extension cord.

broadcaster means:

                (a)    the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; or

               (b)    the Special Broadcasting Service; or

                (c)    the body known as the National Transmission Agency; or

               (d)    a person holding a licence under:

                          (i)    the Broadcasting Act 1942; or

                         (ii)    Part 4, 6, 7 or 8 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

criminal law-enforcement agency means:

                (a)    the Australian Federal Police; or

               (b)    a police force or service of a State or Territory; or

                (c)    the Australian Crime Commission; or

               (d)    the New South Wales Crime Commission; or

                (e)    the Independent Commission Against Corruption of New South Wales; or

                (f)    the Criminal Justice Commission of Queensland; or

                (g)    a body or organisation responsible to the Australasian Police Ministers’ Council for the facilitation of national law; or

                (h)    an authority prescribed for the purposes of s. 282(10) of the Act;

                 (i)    the Australian Secret Intelligence Service; or

                (j)    the Australian Security Intelligence Organization;

and includes the National Exchange of Police Information. 

narrowcaster means the holder of a subscription narrowcasting licence or an open narrowcasting licence issued under Part 8 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

significant event means an event at a specified location or locations, notified on the website www.acma.gov.au with the approval of the Chair.

         (2)   In this Declaration, a reference to an Australian Standard is a reference to the standard as in force from time to time.

4              Declaration of types of cabling work

                Any cabling work which is not of a kind mentioned in Schedule 1 is a type of cabling work for the purposes of Division 9 of Part 21 of the Act.

Note   This declaration relates to cabling work performed on the customer side of the boundary of a telecommunications network. See s. 20 of the Act for the definition of customer cabling, and s. 418 of the Act for the definition of cabling work.


Schedule 1        Cabling work that is not a type of cabling work for Division 9 of Part 21 of the Act

(section 4)

  

          1.   Cabling work, if the customer cabling:

                (a)    is used, or is to be used, by broadcasters or narrowcasters; and

               (b)    has applied to it a label in accordance with an instrument made under Division 7 of Part 21 of the Act; and

                (c)    is connected, or is to be connected, to a telecommunications network:

                          (i)    by customer equipment which meets the requirements of AUSTEL technical standard TS 024 — 1997; or

                         (ii)    in accordance with the written consent of the manager of the network.

          2.   Cabling work for customer cabling which is used, or is to be used, by a criminal law-enforcement agency under a warrant issued under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory.

          3.   Cabling work:

                (a)    for customer cabling for a temporary field telecommunications facility which is used, or is to be used, by:

                          (i)    the Department of Defence; or

                         (ii)    the Defence Force; and

               (b)    which meets the requirements of AS/ACIF S035:2008.

          4.   Cabling work that involves the installation of associated customer equipment by end-users if:

                (a)    the associated customer equipment bears a compliance label in accordance with a notice made under Division 7 of Part 21 of the Act; and

               (b)    the Act does not require the person installing the associated customer equipment to have a cabling licence or cabling registration.

          5.   Cabling work:

                (a)    undertaken for the sole purpose of inspecting, testing and maintaining an automatic fire sprinkler system in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1851.3; and

               (b)    that involves the disconnection and reconnection of terminal wiring at any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or at any peripheral equipment, in doing any of the following:

                          (i)    checking the correct operation of indicators at the indicator panel;

                         (ii)    testing water flow alarm switches and water pressure alarm switches, including checking the correct operation at the indicator panel;

                         (iii)    checking the correct operation of any facilities installed for the continuous monitoring of isolation valves;

                        (iv)    checking that electrical signal is generated at the output of auxiliary firetrip switches and alarm switches;

                         (v)    replacing any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the checking or testing.

Note   This section does not include the installation or replacement of cabling or equipment other than the replacement of any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the checking or testing.

          6.   Cabling work:

                (a)    undertaken for the sole purpose of inspecting, testing and maintaining a fire detection and alarm system in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1851.8; and

               (b)    that involves the disconnection and reconnection of a fire detector and base in an alarm zone circuit in doing any of the following:

                          (i)    confirming that the fault signal and alarm signal is registered at the appropriate alarm zone facility;

                         (ii)    replacing any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the confirmation testing.

Note   This section does not include the installation or replacement of cabling or equipment other than the replacement of any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the confirmation testing.

          7.   Cabling work:

                (a)    undertaken for the sole purpose of inspecting, testing and maintaining an emergency warning and intercommunication system in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1851.10; and

               (b)    that involves the disconnection and reconnection of terminal wiring at any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or at any peripheral equipment, in doing any of the following:

                          (i)    testing the equipment;

                         (ii)    replacing the equipment if found to be faulty during the testing.

Note   This section does not include the installation or replacement of cabling or equipment other than the replacement of any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the testing.

          8.   Cabling work:

                (a)    undertaken for the sole purpose of inspecting, testing and maintaining a pumpset system in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1851.14; and

               (b)    that involves the disconnection and reconnection of terminal wiring at any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or at any peripheral equipment, in doing any of the following:

                          (i)    checking the operation of any starting devices for pumpsets;

                         (ii)    checking the operation of any status indicators;

                         (iii)    checking the correct operation of any facilities installed for the continuous monitoring of isolation valves;

                        (iv)    replacing any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the checking.

Note   This section does not include the installation or replacement of cabling or equipment other than the replacement of any discrete mechanical or electrical interface, or any peripheral equipment, that is found to be faulty during the checking.

          9.   Cabling work that involves the installation or maintenance of customer cabling that:

                (a)    is for use in relation to broadcasting content for the duration of a significant event; and

               (b)    is connected, or is for connection to, a telecommunications network in accordance with the written consent of the manager of the network; and

                (c)    will be completely removed from the various locations of the significant event at the end of the significant event.

Note   Section 375 of the Act defines manager of a network or facility.

 


Notes to the Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 1997

Note 1

The Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 1997 (in force under subsection 419 (1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 1997

30 June 1997 (see Gazette 1997, No. S246)

1 July 1997

 

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling) Amendment Declaration 2000 (No. 1)

3 Oct 2000 (see Gazette 2000, No. S527)

3 Oct 2000

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Amendment Declaration 2002 (No. 1)

12 June 2002 (see Gazette 2002, No. GN23)

12 June 2002

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Amendment Declaration 2003 (No. 1)

15 Oct 2003 (see Gazette 2003, No. GN41)

3 Oct 2003

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Amendment Declaration 2005 (No. 1)

22 Nov 2005 (see F2005L03649)

23 Nov 2005

Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Amendment Declaration 2009 (No. 1)

7 Oct 2009 (see F2009L03730 and Gazette 2009, No. GN39)

7 Oct 2009

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 1.........................................

rs. 2000 No. 1

S. 3.........................................

am. 2000 No. 1; 2002 No. 1; 2003 No. 1; 2005 No. 1

S. 4.........................................

am. 2002 No. 1

Heading to Schedule..........

rep. 2002 No. 1

Schedule 1

 

Heading to Schedule 1.......

ad. 2002 No. 1

Schedule 1............................
formerly Schedule

am. 2000 No. 1; 2002 No. 1; 2003 No. 1; 2005 No. 1; 2009 No. 1