Course Title: Install and test an internet protocol device in convergence networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: COSC6061C

Course Title: Install and test an internet protocol device in convergence networks

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2213 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716

Noor Sateh
Telephone:+613 99254013

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install and test internet protocol (IP) based telecommunications networking using convergent technologies.

NGN services include internet protocol TV (IPTV), IP security, digital home networks, IP based cable access TV (CATV), IP Core and Access Networks, home automation, interactive TV, radio frequency identification (RFID), biometric recognition systems, mesh networks, smart grids and cloud computing.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN2105A Install and test an internet protocol device in convergence networks


1.Gather information to prepare the installation of an IP device

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Obtain and clarify occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and environmental requirements for a given work area with appropriate person
1.2.Identify safety hazards and notify appropriate personnel
1.3.Obtain identified operating instructions, manuals, hardware and software testing methodologies
1.4.Obtain documentation on a range of IP devices that can be networked according to the open system interconnection (OSI) reference model in networking
1.5.Obtain the range of required IP devices to be connected to the network and identify the IP based telecommunications application that will be provided


2.Prepare for the installation of an IP device

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Select an IP device for installation that can be integrated into the existing network
2.2.Obtain appropriate hardware, software, network protocols, peripheral devices and media types and connectors for configuration process
2.3.Draw the physical topology of the device connection to the network and seek approval from the appropriate person
2.4.Obtain configuration details to start setting up the device


3.Configure and test the IP device

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Determine network addressing scheme for mapping network connectivity and verify by calculations
3.2.Assign a valid static IP address to the device
3.3.Use network commands to determine and verify the media access control (MAC) address, the IP address and network performance of the device
3.4.Determine security threats and initiate security solutions to prevent security breaches according to enterprise procedures


4.Complete and document network installation

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Restore work site to safe condition according to established safety procedures
4.2.Record and store essential installation information according to enterprise procedures
4.3.Notify appropriate person about the completion of the task according to enterprise procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, practicals, group/individual work on practicals, audio-visual presentations.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Course
Week 2: Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Technology
Week 3: Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Technology
Week 4: OSI 7 Layer Model For Network Communication
Week 5: OSI 7 Layer Model For Network Communication
Week 6: ADSL Modems and IPDSLAM 
Week 7: Lab1 : Start Lab journal  
Week 8: Review of networking Concepts
Week 9: Review of Networking Concepts
Week 10: PC Checklist
Week 11: Installing a Wired ADSL Modem: Lab 2 
Week 12: Installing a Wired ADSL Modem : Lab3
Week 13: Mail Server Settings
Week 14: Windows Vista TCP/IP settings
Week 15: Practical test 
                  Lab journal submission
Week 16: Revision of all lectures
Week 17-18: Closed book test

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


ICTTEN2105A – Introduction to Installing & Testing an Internet Protocol Device in Convergence Networks
Student work book by Innovation & Business Skills Australia.

Access Technologies: DSL and Cable
James Harry Green
McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-138247-X

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Lab journal                         starting week 7 due by wk15
2. Practical Test -                  Week 15
3. Closed book Test -           Week 17-18

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix


Assignment Task Element
Lab Journal Elements 1, 2, 3, and 4
Practical test Elements 1, 2, 3, and 4
Closed book test Elements 1, 2, 3, and 4

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails. 

 Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 7.5 in addition to 42.5 scheduled teaching hours.

* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, writting lab journal and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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