Course Title: Terminate metallic conductor customer cable

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MIET7576C

Course Title: Terminate metallic conductor customer cable

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2220 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Ph: +61 3 9925 4456
Email: eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au

Kenneth Falzon
Ph: +61 3 9925 4716
Email Kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by 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

NIL

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:

ICTCBL2008B Terminate metallic conductor customer cable

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• lectures
• tutorials
• practicals
• class discussions
• seminar presentations
• group/individual work on projects
• audio-visual presentations, site visits
• Interaction with individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. Cable Identification and Construction
Week 3. Cable damage and its effects
Week 4. Cable dispensers
Week 5. Sheath stripping and pair identification practical
Week 6. Electrical properties of cables
Week 7. Transmission Media
Week 8. Types of Transmission Media
Week 9. Co-axial cables used in computer networks are of two types.
Week 10. Practical Co-axial Cable
Week 11. Twisted-Pair Cable
Week 12. Twisted-Pair Cable
Week 13. Different categories of Twisted-Pair cables
Week 14. To make and test Cat5E UTP network cable
Week 15. Characteristics of Optical Fibre
Week 16. Fibre-optic cable
Week 17. There are two main categories of fibre-optic cables.
Week 18. Multi-mode fibre-optic cable
Week 19. Single-mode fibre-optic cable
Week 20. Practical Optical fibre
Week 21. Optical fibre splicing practical
Week 22. Sources of light (photon) in optical fibre
Week 23. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Week 24. LASERs
Week 25. Types of connectors used in optical fibre
Week 26. Fibre Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
Week 27. Advantages of fibre-optic cables
Week 28. Optical link
Week 29. Distribution frame installation - Krone
Week 30. Recommended access clearances for MDFs and NTDs
Week 31. Terminating Krone Module 10 Pair Cable
Week 32. Earthing cables Identification and Construction, Earthing cables practical
Week 33. Revision
Week 34. Practical Test
Week 35. Closed Book test
Week 36. Practical test and Closed Book test Resit


 * In this course, minimum student directed hours are 5 in addition to 25 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and oral presentation preparation.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. 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:

 Assessment 1: Practical Test

Assessment 2: Closed Book Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria covered

Practical Test

Closed Book Test

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

1.4

x

x

1.5

x

x

1.6

x

x

1.7

x

x

1.8

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

x

x

2.5

x

x

2.6

x

x

2.7

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

4.1

x

x

4.2

x

x

4.3

x

x

4.4

x

x

 

 


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks:

Assessment 1:  Practical Test
Assessment 2:  Closed book Test


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


Assessment Matrix

Assessment1.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.82.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.24.14.24.34.4
Practical Test  x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Closed book Test x x x x x x x x xx x xx x xx xx x x x


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

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit  to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre  to find more information about Study and learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability  to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

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

Please Refer: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  to find more information about plagiarism.

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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