Telecommunication Certification and Approvals for Australia
ACMA Certification is mandatory per ACMA RCM (replacing C-tick, A-tick) regulations for all devices that connect to the mobile phone network and use voice or data.
Determination of ACMA Certification Bodies for Telecommunications devices is carried out by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). ACMA has appointed EMC Technologies Pty Ltd, as a certification body for the purposes of Division 7 of Part 21 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. EMC Technologies is authorised to certify devices for connection to mobile telecommunications networks.
Devices connecting to the mobile phone network must comply with the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2015 (TLN).
To legally use or sell mobile phones, cellular modems, GPS trackers, and similar devices in Australia, they must comply with the RCM (C-tick, A-tick) Telecoms certification standards below:
- AS/CA S042.1 – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a telecommunications network – Part 1: General.
- AS/ACIF S042.3 – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a telecommunications network – Part 3: GSM.
- AS/CA S042.4 – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a telecommunications network – Part 4: IMT-2000 Customer Equipment.
ACMA Compliance with these applicable RCM (C-tick, A-tick) standards is mandatory for all devices that connect to the mobile phone network, and use voice or data.
- GSM (2G) and GPRS devices must comply with AS/CA S042.1 and AS/ACIF S042.3.
- WBCDMA (3G) and LTE (4G) devices must comply with AS/CA S042.1 and AS/CA S042.4.
- Satellite Phones must comply with AS/CA S042.1.
- Other applicable ACMA RCM test standards may also apply for SAR/EMR, EMC, Radiocommunications, Safety and MEPS
- Power Adapters or Chargers must be RCM certified and registered on the ERAC National Database.
ACMA Compliance and Certification of mobile phones (cell phones) and modems connecting to the mobile phone network, or to a satellite service is complex. EMC Technologies can advise and guide you on the reports, documents and the administrative steps required for ACMA RCM certification and RCM compliance.
After the product has been tested and found to be RCM compliant, certain other RCM reports and RCM documents prepared (based on assessment of overseas CE marking R&TTE test reports), the RCM compliance label (or A-tick) applied, the product can then be legally sold. EMC Technologies can assess the relevant documentation and if found satisfactory, a Certification Body Statement (Certificate) is issued indicating compliance with the relevant ACMA telecommunications regulations.
EMC Technologies can perform all testing to wireless telecoms standards, prepare your ACMA DoC, complete the ACMA approval or ACMA certification and act as your Local Representative in Australia for RCM compliance purposes.