Course Title: Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EEET7367C

Course Title: Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

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: 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 skills and knowledge required to install telecommunications earthing system to metallic frames, which includes digital and analog, telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks, local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and multimedia.

It applies to telecommunications technicians and field officers who install indoor or outdoor earthing systems for domestic, small office home office (SOHO), commercial or industrial installations in multi-storey and multi-site locations within a client's premises.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTCBL204 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

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. 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

Student Directed Hours

* 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

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

 

 

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

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2.3

x

x

2.4

x

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3.1

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3.2

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3.3

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3.4

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3.5

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4.1

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4.2

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4.3

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4.4

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


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

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


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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