Course Title: Place and secure customer cable

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6963C

Course Title: Place and secure customer cable

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

Nominal Hours: 45

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 customer cable infrastructure. It involves selecting cable route, setting up cable dispensers and placing and securing cable.

The activity may be for a new cable installation, upgrade of cable capacity for an existing network or subsystem, or cabling infrastructure for convergence to Next Generation Networks (NGN).

Assessment by a TITAB registered assessor is recommended.

All customer cabling work in the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries must be performed by a registered cabler. All cablers are required to register with an ACMA-accredited registrar.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTCBL2006A Place and secure customer cable


1.Prepare for task and identify cable route

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Arrange access to the site according to required procedure and comply with site security arrangements and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
1.2.Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at the cabling work site
1.3.Plan cable route identifying and avoiding other services and remote power feeding services operating at above telecommunications network voltage (TNV) on site in commercial buildings
1.4.Select cable route to maintain required clearances and segregations according to cable plan and complying with relevant industry standards
1.5.Confirm cable route and requirements with customer
1.6.Select tools, equipment and cables for installation of support system from work specifications and schedules


2.Set up cable dispensers

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Determine feeder locations to minimise wastage of cable and efficiency
2.2.Set up feeders in locations to provide ease of access during hauling of cable
2.3.Secure feeder locations to minimise safety risks during installation
2.4.Label hauling end of the cable with unique identifier prior to placement


3.Place and secure cable

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Haul and place cable in a safe manner within clearances required by industry standards, manufacturer's and work specifications
3.2.Place cable in a neat, orderly and methodical manner, allowing sufficient excess at cable ends to facilitate termination
3.3.Inspect cable to maintain separations to comply with regulations
3.4.Install barriers to achieve separations where sufficient spatial separation cannot be met with other services
3.5.Install and trim securing anchors promptly to restrain cable movement to manufacturer's specifications


4.Complete cable installation

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Update records and cable plans promptly and accurately
4.2.Store records and plans according to customer and company requirements
4.3.Remove installation waste and debris from worksite and dispose of according to environmental requirements to maintain safe worksite conditions

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities


Teaching Schedule


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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. Assignment - Week 8
2. Practical Test - Week 18

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

Assessment Matrix


Other Information

Study and learning Support:

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maths and science developmental support and advice
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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.

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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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Email communication

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