Fibre Optic Technician (FOA CERTIFIED) Training Course

Fibre Splicing Course

Upcoming Public Courses in August 2024 

Brisbane: August 7-9
Melbourne: August 12-14
Sydney: August 19-21

Limited Seats Available

This is a 3 day fibre splicing course to gain certification to work in the Fibre Optic industry. No experience necessary.

Get ahead in the fibre optic industry with our Certified Fibre Optic Technician (CFOT) course. This comprehensive program offers a perfect balance of hands-on instruction and theory to equip you with the knowledge you need to excel in today’s fibre optic applications. Our certification is recognized globally and provides a solid foundation for those who wish to work in the fibre optic industry. To earn the CFOT designation, you’ll complete three course modules, demonstrate your hands-on competency, and pass a final exam. Invest in your future today and become a Certified Fibre Optic Technician. Enroll now!

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About Our Certified Fibre Splicing Course

The Certified Fibre Optic Technician (CFOT) course is designed to provide comprehensive training for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the fibre optic industry. The course offers a balanced mix of hands-on instruction and theoretical knowledge to equip students with the skills and understanding they need to succeed in today’s fibre optic applications. The hands-on component of the course is crucial as it allows students to gain practical experience and develop the necessary technical skills to excel in their future careers.

In addition to its practical focus, the CFOT certification is internationally recognized, which is a major advantage for those who are looking to work in the fibre optic industry globally. This recognition validates the knowledge and skills gained through the course and provides a baseline of understanding for anyone working within the fibre optic industry.

The CFOT certification provides a solid foundation for anyone with aspirations to work in the fibre optic industry, and the recognition of the certification can help open doors to new career opportunities.

You must complete three course modules, demonstrate competency in hands-on exercises and pass a final exam to earn the Certified Fibre Optic Technician qualification.


PREREQUISITES: There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

METHODOLOGY: Instructor-led course, slides and notes on a digital platform with a written test and hands on exercises

COURSE DURATION: 3-day / Dates Mutually agreed

This course can also be tailored to your needs and delivered at your location for 12 or more attendees. Ask us how!


Module 1: An Introduction To Fibre Optics (Day 1 – Theory)

This theory day covers the basics of data, fibre types (Singlemode, Multimode etc), optical handling & safety, how fibre is made, how fibre optic links work, types of fibre optic cable, types of connectors and splices, fibre optic installation and FTTx networks (Passive Optical Networks -PON).

Module 2: Fibre Optic Cable Jointing and Termination Methods (Day 2)

This practical day covers fibre optic tools, jacket preparation, cutting, cleaving and marking / identification, cable & enclosure preparation, fibre optic terminations and splicing, types of connectors, end-face conditions and cleaning, splicing procedures

(Fusion and mechanical splicing), enclosures and looming.

Module 3: Fibre Optic Test and Measurement (Day 3)

Day three is all about design and testing – including an exam for the participant. We cover units of measurements in fibre optic networks, dB and dBm, understanding transmission electronics and power budgets (link loss calculations, determining reach, using attenuators), installation, testing and documentation, using a fibre inspection microscope, live fibre identifier, light source & power meter, measuring gain and loss, and understanding an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), then providing commissioning and as-built documentation.

CFOT Exam completed at the end of Module 3

Why Choose Our Fibre Splicing Course?

Our Fibre Splicing Course goes beyond just teaching you the basics. It offers flexibility, hands-on experience, internationally recognized certification and tailored to meet your specific needs. When you choose our course, you’re choosing a pathway to success in the fibre optic industry backed by expertise and industry recognition.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Do you complete remote training if there are sufficient numbers?
A: Absolutely, we do offer remote training when there are sufficient participants interested. Our trainer has an extensive track record of conducting remote training sessions, having successfully delivered courses in various locations including Orange, NSW, Brisbane, QLD, Melbourne, VIC, Perth, WA and even as far as Port Moresby in PNG. So, distance is not a barrier to accessing our high-quality training programs.

Q: Can this course be condensed to 2 days?
A: Yes, it’s certainly possible to condense the course into a 2-day format. The training sessions would run from 7:30 am to 4 pm on both days. However, it’s important to note that this condensed schedule requires participants to be fully engaged and prepared. Each participant would need to study intensively on the first evening to cover the necessary material. On the second day, an exam would be administered around 2:45 pm. This fast-paced option is designed for those who are looking for an accelerated learning experience.

Q: How is the training conducted?
A: Ideally, we prefer to conduct our training sessions face-to-face. Fibre optic training involves hands-on activities and the exchange of physical components, which can be challenging to replicate over Zoom. Additionally, day 2 of the training is focused on practical exercises, making in-person instruction highly beneficial. In cases where face-to-face training is not feasible, we can explore a hybrid approach. Participants could engage in day 1 of the training via Zoom, and for days 2 and 3, our trainer can travel to your location to deliver the practical components. Please keep in mind that this option may involve additional costs associated with travel and accommodations.

Q: Can you please list of competencies and qualifications awarded at the successful completion of the course?
A: Certainly, upon successful completion of this fibre splicing course, participants will be awarded the prestigious Fibre Optic Association “Certified Fibre Optic Technician” (CFOT) Certification. This certification is internationally recognized and highly regarded within the industry, with over 90,000 individuals trained worldwide. In addition to the CFOT Certification, participants will also receive a 3-year membership to the FOA, providing access to a supportive network and valuable resources.
Our course focuses on imparting Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) essential for working in the fibre optic field. Having trained staff with CFOT certification allows you to proudly display the FOA logo on your vehicles, quotes, and promotional materials, demonstrating your commitment to quality and professionalism. Furthermore, we can customize course content to align with your specific environment and requirements, ensuring that participants gain relevant expertise in their field.

All of our courses are complemented by online modules, which serve as valuable tools for pre-course preparation, in-course quizzes, and exam readiness. This blended learning approach enhances the overall learning experience and ensures that participants are well-prepared for the FOA-CFOT online (or written) exam.