NULCA Underground Asset Location 

This course is for telecommunications workers who install or maintain underground services. Learners will gain the skills to accurately locate and avoid damaging buried underground assets. Damaging underground assets may result in significant costs to those who cause the damage.

If you require training in any locations not listed, please call us on 1800 672 933 or email


This course covers:

  • Asset location basics – the transmitter and receiver
  • Signal trace frequencies
  • Effects of different soil conditions
  • Locate signal injection and grounding
  • Tracing techniques
  • Blind searches
  • Locator problems and solutions
  • Dial Before You Dig
  • NULCA location guidelines
  • Uniform temporary marking of underground facilities, excavation an construction survey monuments
  • Electronic marking and other locating techniques
  • Safe systems of work
  • Risk assessment and hazard identification
  • Occupational health and safety training, instruction and information


National competency standard

RIICCM202D - Identify, locate and protect underground services

Delivery Options

Face to Face

Course Duration: 2 days
Course Cost: $765.00
NULCA Members: $655.00

Associate Members will need to be booked through their NULCA Member employer. 

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