Course Title: Alter services to existing cable system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MIET7578C

Course Title: Alter services to existing cable 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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Ph: +61 3 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Ph: +61 3 9925 4716
Appointments by email

Nominal Hours: 50

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 alter services to an existing voice or data cable system within customer premises.

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:

ICTCBL2017B Alter services to existing cable system


1. Prepare to alter services to existing cable system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Survey the site to determine system alteration requirements to existing cable system.
1.2 Inform appropriate personnel of identified hazards on work site.
1.3 Organise equipment and materials to meet required industry standards and ensure compatibility with existing system.
1.4 Arrange access to site according to required procedures


2. Alter cable system

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Follow occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements for the given work and according to industry standards.
2.2 Alter system so that it conforms to client system specifications according to requirements of relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards.


3. Restore and test cable system

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Confirm compatibility of alterations with existing systems
3.2 Test new work in isolation and when integrated with existing systems.
3.3 Rectify any faults


4. Complete records and clean up site

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Update plans and documents to show revised systems accurately and clearly, or create new plans as appropriate
4.2 Remove installation waste and debris from work site and dispose of according to environmental requirements to maintain safe work site conditions.
4.3 Reinstate site according to customer and company requirements.
4.4 Complete TCA1 form and sign off with customer to record satisfaction.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

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

Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. Reasons to alter systems include
Week 3. Site specific requirements
Week 4. Requirements to alter services at various locations
Week 5. Technical knowledge
Week 6. Domestic Commercial installations
Week 7. Apartment blocks or complexes
Week 8. Hotels Hospitals and nursing homes
Week 9. Public houses and clubs
Week 10. Planning the alteration Obtain drawings and documentation
Week 11. Ascertain equipment requirements
Week 12. Access
Week 13. Identify and acknowledge customer contact point
Week 14. Verify installation order with customer
Week 15. Confirm location of equipment with the customer
Week 16. Pre start procedures Identify risks and hazards
Week 17. Record existing signal readings
Week 18. Check existing cabling and equipment compatibility
Week 19. Identify interconnection cabling requirements
Week 20. Restrictions to carrying out alterations
Week 21. Building Plans Specifications
Week 22. Updating plans and technical drawings Standards
Week 23. Selection criteria for equipment
Week 24. Alter the Cable System
Week 25. Project Plan and implementation
Week 26. Commission and Test installation
Week 27. RF signal meters
Week 28. Finalise Alterations Reinstate after completion
Week 29. Make good any damage Remove waste
Week 30. Handover to customer Demonstrate the system
Week 31. Complete records
Week 32. Customer follow-up
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 45 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


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









































Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks: 

Assessment 1:  Practical Test
Assessment 1: Closed book Test

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

Assessment Matrix


Practical Test x x x x x x x x x xx x xx
Closed Book Test x x x x x x x x x x x x xx

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  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

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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.

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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:

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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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