Course Title: Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6965C

Course Title: Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

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: 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 install telecommunications earthing system to metallic frames.

Assessment by a TITAB registered assessor is recommended.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to telecommunications earthing systems.

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:

ICTCBL2012A Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system


1. Prepare to install telecommunications earthing system

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Prepare for given work according to relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
1.2. Arrange access to the site according to required procedure
1.3. Calculate earthing requirements using relevant cable characteristics
1.4. Calculate the upper and lower limits of resistance for cable system earths
1.5. Establish location of earthing applications, minimising the risks posed by contact with remote power feeding services
1.6. Select route to minimise interference to system performance and according to safe working practices
1.7. Select earthing materials to comply with relevant industry standards


2. Install and secure earth cable

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Maintain cable separations to meet performance requirements of application environment
2.2. Check earth cable insulation is undamaged to ensure integrity of earth provided
2.3. Isolate protective and functional earths at all times to ensure operation according to industry standards
2.4. Install and secure cable following occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements meeting manufacturer's specifications and industry standards


3. Terminate and test earth cable installation

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Terminate earth with connectors recommended by manufacturer and according to industry standards
3.2. Maintain earth continuity at all times to ensure safe and reliable system operation
3.3. Maintain correct interface requirements with electrical systems according to industry standards
3.4. Test the earthing system according to manufacturer's specifications in a safe manner
3.5. Rectify earth system faults, where required, prior to re-testing


4. Complete task and documentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Label earthing systems according to industry regulations
4.2. Complete documentation, including test records
4.3. Clean up and restore worksite
4.4. Notify customer and obtain sign off

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion and work on assignment

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Course
Week 2: Legislation, codes, regulations and standards
Week 3: Site access
Week 4: Calculate earthing requirements
Week 5: Resistance for cable system earths
Week 6: Location of earthing applications
Week 7: Interference to system performance
Week 8: Assignment given out on this week
Week 9: Cable separations
Week 10: Earth cable insulation
Week 11: Protective and functional earths isolation
Week 12: Install and secure cable , Assignmet due on  this week.
Week 13: Terminate earth
Week 14: Test the earthing system
Week 15: Practical Test
Week 16: Earthing documentation
Week 17-18: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 - Given out on week 8 ,Due date :12
2. Practical Test - Week 15
3. Closed book Test - Week 18

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


Assessment Matrix

Assignment - Elements 1,2,3,and 4
Practical Test - Elements 1,2,3,and 4
Exam - Elements 1,2,3,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:

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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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Email Communication:

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