Jobs & Contract Work

NBN SDU NTD Contract Installations in Cairns Area x 1 and Mackay x 1- Telecommunications Technician.

The work entails installing a fibre cable from an NBN PCD on the outside of a building to an NBN NTD inside a house, unit, apartment or shop. This will require you to either run the fibre under the house or through the ceiling and then tongue through a cavity and install an NTD about half a metre up the wall next to a power point. In some cases if there is no cavity, no ceiling access or under floor access a conduit will need to be run on the outside of the building to a suitable entry point. There are also external installs which require fibre pulled through from a pit using existing lead in conduit then a PCD installed. Finally there are service assurance/repair jobs which requires either fibre, connector, NTD etc replacement.

Pay rate:

You will be scheduled anywhere between 2 and 6 NTD installs per day. Average installation time for internals is 1 hour for internals in 1 hour, likewise for pull throughs, average travel is 8 minutes between job. At the start you will take longer if you have no experience. The suburbs you will be working in are Cairns City, Cairns North, Parramatta Park, Aeroglen, Whitfield, Edgehill, Manunda, Manoora, Westcourt and Bungalow. Mackay suburbs are Mackay, West, South, East and Ooralea.

Each internal install is worth $70. A pull through from a pit to the house with PCD install is also $70. Service assurance jobs are $50. NIA - Not In Attendance, if the end user is not at the premises during the appointment time then it will be classified as a dirty ticket (DTOW) and you will be paid $15. Your expenses include fixings such as screws, plugs, P20 comms conduit, saddles, filler, fuel.

Payment Terms:

You will be paid once NBNSP is paid by the upstream contractor, usually a month after the job is complete.

Your business must be a registered as a company and have an ACN

Required Qualifications:

  • NBN Safety and Awareness - $197 - Online - Click Here
  • White Card - $38.90 - Online - Click Here
  • Police Check - $54.45 - Online - Click Here
  • First Aid - $120 - in Cairns - Click Here
  • certificate
  • Working at Heights - ~$280 - Click Here
  • Preferred Open Cabling License

Required Insurances:

  • Public Liability of $20m
  • Directors insurance of $100k pa
  • Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance - $20M liability
  • Workers Compensation Policy if you employ staff

Required Tools:

Car with ability to carry a ladder and 20mm comms conduit either inside a wagon or on a roof rack, plus space for stock and equipment.

Cleaver ~$30 Click Here
Fiber Optic Laser Tester ~$17 Click Here
Fiber Shears ~$9 Click Here
Fiber Stripper ~$10 Click Here
PON Meter ~$60 Click Here
Fibre Test Lead ~$109 Click Here

One Click Fibre Cleaner
IPAD with 3G or 4G ~$250 Click Here

Fiberglass Ladder ~$450 Click Here
SDS Hammer Drill ~$199 Click Here
Masonry 10mm x 450mm Drill Bit $14 Click Here
Impact Driver $129 Click Here
Mini Level $8 Click Here
Torx T20 Security Driver $5 Click Here
Pit Key $53 Click Here
Staple Gun $23 Click Here
Cabling Tongue $25 Click Here
Caulking Gun $15 Click Here
Safety Glasses $10-20 Click Here
High Voltage Electrical Gloves
Safety Vest (for night)
Type C First Aid Kit
First Aid Sticker on Vehicle
Lock Out Tags
Video Scope
Insulated Screw Drivers