Course Title: Install customer cable support systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EEET7364C

Course Title: Install customer cable support systems

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2224 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

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

Kenneth Falzon
Teacher

School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
RMIT University
Building 57, Level 5
115 Queensberry Street
Carlton South, VIC 3053
Phone 03 9925 4716

kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au
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

NIL

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install support systems for cable infrastructure for new installations or upgrades, or maintain existing networks in domestic, commercial and industrial installations.

It applies to individuals who work in technical roles planning cable routes and selecting and installing support structures for communications applications including digital and analog, telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks, local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and multimedia.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTCBL201 Install customer cable support systems

Element:

1. Prepare cable support installation 1. Prepare cable support installation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Arrange access to the site according to required procedure and comply with site security arrangements and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards.
1.2 Confirm site capacities for storage and location of cable feeders or establish alternative methods.
1.3 Determine customer specifications, manufacturers and enterprise requirements for cable support.
1.4 Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at the cabling worksite.
1.5 Plan cable route identifying and avoiding other services and remote power feeding services operating at above telecommunications network voltage (TNV) on site in commercial buildings.
1.6 Select tools and materials for installation of support system from work specifications and schedules.

Element:

2. Determine cable routes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review relevant plans and verify cable locations.
2.2 Select cable routes appropriate to the location of building services providing access to all outlets and enabling cable to be supported to the outlet point.
2.3 Plan safe and efficient installation by accurate identification of structural building requirements and identified site constraints
2.4 Identify cable and services segregation clearances to ensure cable route complies with manufacturers, enterprise, legislative and industry codes of practice.

Element:

3. Determine support method

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select an appropriate support system for the planned cable route and identified site constraints.
3.2 Prepare the support system for capability to meet the planned concentration of cable in any location to facilitate ready access for maintenance and to allow for future expansion.

Element:

4. Mark out and install fixings and support structure

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Mark out and install fixings and structures securely in a safe manner to manufacturer’s specifications ensuring cable weight can be supported in all operating conditions.
4.2 Align support structure correctly to enable cable to be installed evenly, in order and without damage.
4.3 Install protective earthing to industry standards.
4.4 Conduct work with minimal disruption to ongoing customer activity.

Element:

5. Complete support installation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Check and adjust installed supports to ensure cable will not be exposed to damage during installation and operation.
5.2 Remove installation waste and debris from worksite and dispose of according to environmental requirements to maintain safe worksite conditions.
5.3 Complete documentation.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


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
Week 2. Building structure classifications and materials
Week 3. Roofs
Week 4. Ceilings and floors
Week 5. Other services
Week 6. Concrete slabs
Week 7. Cavity walls
Week 8. Identify and interpret various plans
Week 9. Types of plans
Week 10. Cabling symbols
Week 11. Fasteners
Week 12. Fixing requirements
Week 13. Safe working practices
Week 14. Fixing into hollow materials and structures
Week 15. Fixing into timber
Week 16. Explosive powered (powder-actuated) fixing
Week 17. Cable support hardware
Week 18. Statutory requirements for cable support systems
Week 19. The role of a cable support system
Week 20. Planning
Week 21. Regulatory requirements
Week 22. Installing conduit
Week 23. Hangers
Week 24. Multiple conduits run
Week 25. Strut systems
Week 26. Installing cable trays ducts and ladders
Week 27. Penetrating walls, floors and ceilings
Week 28. Building design related to cable pathways
Week 29. Fire-resistant compartmentation
Week 30. Openings in walls for cable support systems
Week 31. Fire stopping compounds 87
Week 32. Distributors and back mounts
Week 33. Revision
Week 34. Practical Test
Week 35. Closed Book test
Week 36. Practical test and Closed Book test Resit

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 10 in addition to 40 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

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessments 
Assessment 1Practical Test
Assessment 2Closed Book Test

 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

1.4

x

x

1.5

x

x

1.6

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

4.1

x

x

4.2

x

x

4.3

x

x

4.4

x

x

5.1

x

x

5.2

x

x

5.3

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 successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

 


Assessment Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

1.4

x

x

1.5

x

x

1.6

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

4.1

x

x

4.2

x

x

4.3

x

x

4.4

x

x

5.1

x

x

5.2

x

x

5.3

x

x

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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