Course Title: Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MIET7577C

Course Title: Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

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 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:

ICTCBL2012B Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• lectures
• tutorials
• practicals
• class discussions
• assignments


Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. Prepare for given work according to relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
Week 3. Arrange access to the site according to required procedure
Week 4. Prepare to install telecommunications earthing system
Week 5. The telecommunications reference conductor
Week 6. Calculate earthing requirements using relevant cable characteristics
Week 7. Calculate the upper and lower limits of resistance for cable system earths
Week 8. Installing a TRC
Week 9. TRC installation and testing requirements practical
Week 10. Establish location of earthing applications, minimising the risks posed by contact with remote power feeding services
Week 11. Select route to minimise interference to system performance and according to safe working practices
Week 12. Select earthing materials to comply with relevant industry standards
Week 13. Install and secure earth cable
Week 14. Maintain cable separations to meet performance requirements of application environment
Week 15. Check earth cable insulation is undamaged to ensure integrity of earth provided
Week 16. Isolate protective and functional earths at all times to ensure operation according to industry standards
Week 17. Install and secure cable following occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements
Week 18. Install and secure cable meeting manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards practical
Week 19. Terminate and test earth cable installation
Week 20. Terminate earth with connectors recommended by manufacturer and according to industry standards
Week 21. Maintain earth continuity at all times to ensure safe and reliable system operation
Week 22. Maintain correct interface requirements with electrical systems according to industry standards
Week 23. Practical
Week 24. Test the earthing system according to manufacturer’s specifications in a safe manner
Week 25. Rectify earth system faults, where required, prior to re-testing
Week 26. The telex functional earth
Week 27. Cable shielding and interference
Week 28. Overvoltage protection devices
Week 29. Label earthing systems according to industry regulations
Week 30. Complete documentation, including test records
Week 31. Clean up and restore worksite
Week 32. Notify customer and obtain sign off
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 

Assessment Task Element

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

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

x

x

3.4

x

x

3.5

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

  

Assessment
1.11.21.31.41.51.61.72.12.22.32.4313.23.33.43.54.14.24.34.4
Practical Test x x  x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Closed book Test x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 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/academicintegrit y 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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