New Zealand Public Telecommunications Training Schedule

These courses provide the training you need at the level required to increase your skills and performance in this fast paced industry.

* All courses can be tailored to your needs and delivered at your location for 2 or more attendees in NZ (6+ overseas) *

  • Available upon request
    OTDR Fundamentals & Operation – 1 day. $595 + GST per person. Operate an OTDR and interpret the results correctly Note: This content is included in the 3 day "Certified Fibre Optic Specialist - Testing" course, so if you wish to gain a qualification, attend that course instead. email us HERE to arrange a session near you. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This hands-on course gives a solid understanding of an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer. It will give technicians the essential knowledge to be able to configure, operate and interpret results using an OTDR, along with equipment specific info on saving configurations and results. Note: You can bring your own OTDR to this training, or use one of ours. Download Course Outline HERE
  • Modern Telecommunications Explained - 1 day. Wellington: March 25th. Bookings Closed   Other Locations: email us HERE to register your interest. Bust through the jargon & understand your options COURSE DESCRIPTION: Telecommunications is a fast changing Industry full of jargon; its no wonder that we get confused! If you’d like a solid explanation of todays technologies presented by an expert in simple English over a day that is easy to follow and understand, then this is the course for you. This non-technical, day-long program explains current telecommunications systems like fibre, wireless, 4G, 5G, Spectrums, Ethernet, UFB and RBI, The Internet and World Wide Web & The Cloud. It will provide you with a greater understanding of the language and acronyms and help you to understand just what it is these technologies do. Delivered in a fun, interactive way with discussions and a quiz or two! Download course program HERE
  • Fibre Optic Essentials for Electricians & Installers - 1 day. $595+gst per person. Suva, Fiji: March 18th. NZ$695 per person. email us HERE to register your interest. Interactive classroom based, with quizzes and hands on exercises Maximum attendees 12 per course. (Also available in-house for 4+ attendees) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Avoid costly installation errors caused when cables and connectors are incorrectly handled. This course will impart with lectures and practical exercises the knowledge and skills required to install the latest fibre optic and cabling in LAN & WAN environments. It covers safety, handling, installation, jointing, terminating and testing of Optical backbones and horizontal runs. Download course program HERE
  • FOA Certified Fibre Optic Technician

    $1,595.00$1,850.00 +GST
    FOA - Certified Fibre Optics Technician - 3 days Gain an Internationally recognised qualification. Now includes 3 years FOA Membership Port Vila, Vanuatu: May 6th - 8th (NZ$1850): Bookings Closed Suva, Fiji: May 27th - 29th (NZ$1,850): Bookings Close May 3rd Auckland: June 5th-7th (NZ$1,595)* Christchurch: June 25th-27th (NZ$1,595)* Bookings close May 31st. email us below to register. *Special price for NZ jobseekers and students: Save 25% + GST. Use discount code "CL25" when booking for Auckland. Other Locations: email enquiries.ap@commslearning.com to register your interest COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Certified Fibre Optic Technician (CFOT) course is a balanced mix of hands on instruction and theory to provide the knowledge required for today’s fibre optic applications. The certification is internationally recognized and is intended to provide a baseline knowledge for anyone working within, or with aspirations to work in the fibre optic industry. To gain the Certified Fibre Optic Technician qualification, you are required to complete three course modules, be competent in hands on exercises, pass a practical assessment and pass the final written exam. Download Course Outline HERE
  • FOA Certified Premises Cabling Technician - 3 days Get certified to work with Copper, fibre, WiFi & DAS structured cabling systems in Local Area Networks. Now includes 3 years FOA membership 25% discount for students & jobseekers - use discount code CL25 when booking. Auckland (Penrose): May 13th-15th: Bookings Close April 30th. Email enquiries.ap@commslearning.com to book a session near you. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) course is a balanced mix of hands on instruction and theory to provide the knowledge required for today’s copper, fibre optic and wireless in-building installation environments. The certification is Internationally recognised and is intended to provide a baseline knowledge for anyone working within, or with aspirations to work in the Telecommunications premises installation industry. To gain the Certified Premises Cabling Technician qualification, you are required to complete eight course modules, be competent in hands on exercises and pass the final written exam. Download Course Outline Here
  • Certified Fibre Optic Specialist - Testing - 3 days - $1,595 + GST per person. Attendees must have attended the CFOT course & have a current FOA membership. Auckland: May 1st - 3rd: Bookings Close April 26th Please email enquiries.ap@commslearning.com to register your interest for other locations. Interactive classroom based, with quizzes and hands on exercises Maximum attendees 9 per course COURSE DESCRIPTION: This training program is designed to introduce the student to the process of fibre optic network testing. It is intended for those looking to acquire the FOA CFOS-T Fibre Optic Network Testing Specialist Certification, either as a contractor, installer or end user. Download course program HERE
  • Certified Fibre Optic Specialist - Design - 2 days. $1,095 + GST per person. Note. If you do not have current FOA membership, you will need to pay an additional $150 (+ GST if applicable) to join or renew membership for 3 years. Auckland: April 29th - 30th: Bookings Close 26th April Please register your interest for other locations by emailing enquiries.ap@commslearning.com Interactive classroom based, with quizzes and hands on exercises Maximum attendees 12 per course COURSE DESCRIPTION: This training program is designed to introduce the student to the process of fibre optic network design and the implementation of that design in a real world project. It is intended for those looking to acquire the FOA CFOS/D Fibre Optic Network Design Specialist Certification, either as a contractor, installer or end user. Download course program HERE
  • Foundation in Telecommunications - 5 days - $1,995 + GST per person Learn about the Telco Industry & Technologies Available on request for in-house presentation to your team for 2+ people. email enquiries.ap@commslearning.com to register your interest. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course has been designed for people wanting to gain an understanding of the modern world of telecommunications with a view to moving into the telco industry. Starting from the beginning, it will explain the main principles of Voice, Data, Video and Text communications over fixed line (copper and fibre) and wireless (wi-fi, mobile, radio and satellite) networks. Learn how technologies have moved from circuit switched voice over copper networks to newer packet switched data over fibre and mobile networks. No previous experience is required – this is a foundation course Download Course Outline Here
  • WDM & Optical Transport Networks (OTN) - 2 days. $995+GST per person.

    Understand DWDM, CWDM, OTN & TMN. Available on request for in-house presentation to your team for 2+ people. email enquiries.ap@commslearning.com to register your interest. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course firstly introduces the main principles of both Dense WDM and Coarse WDM, explaining the network evolution, spectrum allocation and channel spacing, equipment types, amplifiers, issues (such as dispersion and 4 wave mixing) and solutions and finishes by looking at network management & TMN. We then look at OTN standards, network layers, frame structure, FEC, alarms, error handling, TCM maintenance signals and network management functions. Download Course Outline Here
  • Ethernet, TCP/IP & MPLS in Modern Networks - 2 days. Port Vila: May 9th - 10th: NZ$1,195: Bookings Closed Suva, Fiji: May 30th - 31st: NZ$1,195: Bookings Close May 3rd Auckland: June 13th - 14th: $995 + GST: Bookings Close May 31st please email enquiries.ap@commslearning.com to register your interest for other locations Can be delivered In-house or as a public session. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explain how Ethernet became carrier grade and now challenges SDH as the transport technology of choice. We will explain the framing, V-LAN’s & prioritisation, traffic profiles, and how to test the UNI and then the EVC using standards based tests. We then explore the Internet Protocol, v6 addressing, quality of service levels, security & VPN’s and the emergence of MPLS as a transport technology. Learn how these technologies are shaping modern networks into “All Ethernet & IP” Infrastructures. Download Course Outline HERE
  • If your FOA number begins with 739 or 765, you can renew your membership for 3 years here. Choose between NZ based or overseas membership (non NZ = zero GST tax) PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FOA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IN THE  "ORDER NOTES" WHEN PURCHASING.