4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The winner of each Qualifying Heat receives a trophy, plus flights and accommodation, provided by our sponsors, to the South Pacific Skills Challenge Grand Final at the BICSI Conference, held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre 27th November 2019. They will also receive a complimentary ticket to the conference and Awards Dinner, where the winner of the Skills Challenge Grand Final is announced. The Grand Final winner will then receive another trophy as the South Pacific’s best cabler and go the BICSI Conference in Florida, USA (flights and accommodation paid for) to represent the South Pacific at the BICSI International Cabling Skills Challenge in January 2020.
The local Qualifying Heats will consist of a fibre splicing practical test and a knowledge exam:
- Task One – Fibre Splicing – Complete both a mechanical and fusion splice, with time and insertion loss the key factors
- Task Two – Written Exam – Testing your knowledge about cabling performance standards
Expect the tasks to take about 90 minutes in total, so give yourself a couple of hours in case of slight delays. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled time for orientation and to assist us in keeping to the timetable.