Course Title: Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2224 Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

Course Title: Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET7354C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for an entry- level worker to use electrical skills, working with analog and digital, cabling and wireless networking in telecommunications.

 

It applies to individuals who undertake basic testing, circuit building, and evaluation of cable and wireless devices, and who may work in domestic, commercial or industrial situations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Elements:

1. Connect up, test and verify DC and AC circuitry   1.1 Identify any hazards and work health and safety (WHS) issues for a safe work site, and notify appropriate personnel   1.2 Connect a series and a parallel DC and AC circuit configuration following safe work practices   1.3 Choose appropriate test equipment and measure values of electrical quantities of circuits   1.4 Use calculations to verify measured values of electrical quantities in a series and in a parallel circuit configuration   1.5 Compare measured values to calculated values, and determine reasons for any variations   1.6 Measure low voltage (LV), extra low voltage (ELV) or telecommunications network voltage (TNV) to determine if values are within equipment or power supply specifications   1.7 Use appropriate test equipment to measure AC voltage (multimeter) or AC current (clamp meter) in a safe manner that does not require an LV circuit to be disconnected   1.8 Test residual current devices (RCD) or earth leakage devices to ensure they are operational prior to working with AC mains powered equipment, power supplies and tools   1.9 Evaluate results and determine probable faults, if relevant

2. Evaluate analog and digital signals   2.1 Compare characteristics of an analog signal and a digital signal   2.2 Produce a layout using building blocks to represent a typical analog and a digital circuit showing different characteristics between an analog signal and a digital signal   2.3 Produce 4-bit binary codes with their decimal equivalent to represent output voltages of a digital to analog converter   2.4 Choose appropriate test equipment and measure output voltage of a digital device for high and low logic states

 

3. Perform cable selection   3.1 Compare basic transmission characteristics of different types of cables used in telecommunications and select the most appropriate cable type to suit application characteristics   3.2 Connect two devices with a patch cable and test the connection


Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessments
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

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Assessment 2

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 To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.