Course Title: Terminate metallic conductor customer cable

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6964C

Course Title: Terminate metallic conductor 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

Course Contact kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone +61 3 9925 4716

Course Contact Email

Nominal Hours: 30

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 terminate metallic conductor cable for indoor and outdoor installations within customer premises. It also applies to joining cable in a terminating block.

The activity may be a new cable installation or 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:

ICTCBL2008A Terminate metallic conductor customer cable


1. Prepare cable termination

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Arrange access to the site according to required procedure
1.2. Prepare for cable terminating work within the regulatory environment, cabling environment, cable type, cable identification, termination systems, earthing and protection, records and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
1.3. Select correct termination for installation according to strategies to manage infrastructure and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
1.4. Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at cabling worksite
1.5. Identify remote power feeding services which operate at above telecommunications network voltage (TNV) inside customer premises and risks posed by contact with remote power feed
1.6. Remove all contaminants from worksite that may adversely affect termination and prepare worksite to ensure adequate visibility to minimise errors and reduce eye strain
1.7. Design cable and block location within frame with capacity for expansion where possible
1.8. Segregate incoming and outgoing cables for ease of access and to minimise overlaying and backtracking of cable


2. Terminate cable

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Remove cable sheath to allow for conductor length and installation requirements
2.2. Layer out cable to manufacturer's coding system to ensure correct terminating sequence and unique identification where appropriate
2.3. Install over-voltage protection devices to all cables with metallic component where required
2.4. Install terminating modules to frame according to manufacturer's specifications
2.5. Fan cable pairs neatly to termination equipment to facilitate accurate termination
2.6. Terminate cable following occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements to manufacturer's specifications using correct tool
2.7. Earth cable shield to manufacturer's specifications and industry standards


3. Test termination

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Conduct a visual inspection to confirm that the termination colour code sequence has been followed
3.2. Test termination to satisfy performance specifications and record results


4. Complete records and clean up site

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Label cable pairs clearly to provide an accurate identification according to manufacturer's, industry and client standards
4.2. Update records and plans with cabling details to provide an accurate record according to industry codes of practice and AS/ACIF S009:2006
4.3. Complete telecommunications cabling advice (TCA) forms and notify customer
4.4. 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

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1:
Carrier’s network.
Indoor telephone colour code.
Outdoor door telephone colour code

Week 2:
Fan out 100 pair cable
Krone and siemens module

Week 3:
Distribution frame installation

Week 4:
Recommended access clearances for MDFs and NTDs. MDFs and NTDs Location.

Week 5:
Fan out 100 pair cable.

Week 6:
Terminate 100 pair cable.

Week 7:
Terminate 100 pair cable.
100 pair cable assessment. Practical

Week 8:
Identification and marking of the MDFs.
Installation of 50 pair cable ground floor.

Week 9:
Identification and marking of the MDFs.
Installation of 50 pair cable ground floor.

Week 10:
Identification and marking of the MDFs.
Installation of 50 pair cable ground floor.

Week 11:
50 pair cable assessment.

Week 12:
Installation of 20 pair cable ground floor to 50th floor FD.

Week 13:
Installation of 20 pair cable ground floor to 50th floor FD assessment.

Week 14:
MEN system.
Earthing system identification.

Week 15:
Earthing system identification and construction.
Practical test

Week 16:
Earthing system identification and construction.

Week 17-18:
Earthing system installation assessment.
Closed book Test

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 15
3. Closed book Test - Week 18

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


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElements
Assignment1 and 2
Practical Test1, 2, 3 and 4
Exam1, 2, 3 and 4

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

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

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

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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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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.


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