Cable Jointer


What is a Cable Jointer?

A Cable Jointer is a specialised artisan who works with heavy insulated cables.

Examples of these kinds of cables:

  • High voltage
  • Fibre optics
  • Telephone cables

This job requires incredible skill and electrical expertise.

What does a Cable Jointer do?

  • creates ‘splices’ – a particular way to join cables together
  • checks and maintains the cables
  • tests, troubleshoots and repairs cables
  • digs trenches to lay cables
  • keeps records

Are you … ?

  • passionate about electricity?
  • able to work in all kinds of weather conditions?
  • strong and healthy?
  • good with your hands?
  • comfortable up ladders and cranes?
  • prepared to work in isolated places?
  • safety conscious?
  • a team player?

How do I become a Cable Jointer?

Further Education and Training Colleges (FET) may offer programmes for specific Trade or Skills Set for would-be cable jointers.

We advise contacting these institutions directly.


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

Here are some accredited private places where you can do various cable jointing courses:



OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Electrician … or … Pipe Fitter

Is becoming a Cable Jointer the right career choice for me?