Course Title: Install network hardware to a network

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Install network hardware to a network

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2011

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit defineS the competency required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI4029C Install network hardware to a network


1. Determine hardware requirements

1.1 Assess client and hardware requirements, considering compatibility with existing application software and operating system
1.2 Analyse requirements against local area network (LAN) design limitations and organisational guidelines
1.3 Evaluate client requirements in line with organisational guidelines, corporate purchasing procedures, licensing arrangements and budget

2. Obtain hardware

2.1 Contact vendors and obtain technical specifications
2.2 Evaluate/test hardware in line with client requirements and organisational guidelines
2.3 Document recommendations and provide copies to appropriate person
2.4 Determine and document licensing requirements and security issues
2.5 Purchase hardware according to recommendations

3. Install network hardware

3.1 Conduct installation with minimal disruption to clients
3.2 Install hardware in accordance with appropriate installation procedures
3.3 Configure and test the installation to ensure that it meets client needs

4. Provide support for installed products

4.1 Determine and document client instructions and needs
4.2 Provide one-to-one instruction to client and users, as required
4.3 Obtain client evaluation and feedback, to ensure that client requirements have been met

5. Determine and provide instruction and support

5.1 Determine and document requirements for group instruction to cater for client and user needs
5.2 Refer group training requirements to appropriate person
5.3 Obtain client and user group evaluation and feedback

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm the ability to install a range of hardware, by planning, managing and supporting the installation of new components in a network according to organisational policy and procedures.

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.