TELECOMMUNICATION CABLE DETECTION COURSE

Course Reference No : TGS-2021004400

🕴 Type Face to Face and Virtual Classroom

⌛ Course Duration 3 Full Days Course / 8 Evening Classes (Theory, Practical and Assessment)

📅 Schedule 3 Full Days (Face to Face) from 9am to 6pm

11 to 13 Oct 2022

15 to 17 Nov 2022

13 to 15 Dec 2022

Evening Classes from 7pm to 10pm

6 to 16 Dec 2022

For Virtual Learning Classes, trainings will be conducted on Microsoft Teams platform, thus webcam and microphone are compulsory.

For participants who are interested to understand about detecting telecommunications cables, telecommunication Licensee's Earthworks Requirements and who would like to be licensed as TCDW by IMDA

Course Objective

  • Familiarization with Singapore telecommunication network

  • Legislations on Telecommunication Act and Cable Detection Workers

  • Definition of earthworks

  • Licensee's Earthworks Requirements

  • Trial pits

  • Identification of telecommunication manholes

  • Cable detection report

  • Case studies on cable damages

  • Cable detection techniques

  • Permit to work and Risk Assessment

  • Practical handling of cable locator

Minimum Qualifications

  • ITE's Industrial Technical Certificate, ITE's National Technical Certificate Grade 2, at least 3 'O' Levels Passes, Certificate in Pavement Construction Course, National Certificate in Construction Supervision Course or such other educational qualifications as may be accepted by IMDA. Please email to info@imda.gov.sg to check if your educational qualifications are acceptable.

  • At least one-year practical experience in building construction, building services, civil engineering or structural engineering construction

Course Details

Duration : 3 Days Course

Course fee : S$ 900 per participant ( Excluding GST )

Language : English

Location : 33 Ubi Ave 3, #05-37 Vertex (Tower A), Singapore 408868

PDU Points : 12

SDU Points : 20

Assessment : Written and Oral


  • Supported by Cable Detection Association

  • Only participants who have successfully completed this course can apply for the Telecommunication Cable Detection Worker's License (TCDW) (subject to approval by IMDA)

Course Funding : Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Available

*GST are based on full course fees, before SSG funding.

**Singaporeans and Permanent Residents have to meet the following conditions to be eligible for SSG fund. Participant failing to meet any of the conditions must pay the full course fees to Cambrian Academy.

a) Met minimum 75% in attendance

b) Passed the course assessment


Individual Sponsored

Nett Fee payable by Singaporean / Singapore PR who is eligible for funding

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) can be used to offset Nett Fee payable


Company Sponsored

Nett Fee payable by Singaporean / Singapore PR who is eligible for funding

Absentee Payroll claimable at $4.50 per hour and capped at maximum $100,000 claim from each company per year