Course Title: Alter services to existing cable system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EEET7368C

Course Title: Alter services to existing cable 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: 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 skills and knowledge required to alter existing services to a voice or data cable system within a client's premises and use formal documentation procedures.

It applies to technical staff who alter services to existing cable systems for indoor and outdoor installation within domestic, commercial or industrial installations of 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:

ICTCBL206 Alter services to existing cable system

Element:

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

Element:

2. Alter cable system 2. Alter cable system 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.

Element:

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

Element:

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

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. 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

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 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

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

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 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

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

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/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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