Course Title: Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET6961C

Course Title: Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4298 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

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

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN2007A Use electrical skills in telecommunications work


1.Build and test DC and AC circuits 

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Identify any hazards and occupational health and safety (OHS) issues for a safe worksite and notify appropriate personnel
1.2.Connect a series and a parallel DC and AC circuit configuration following safe work practices
1.3.Choose the appropriate test equipment and measure the values of electrical quantities of the circuits
1.4.Use calculations to verify the measured values of the electrical quantities in a series and in a parallel circuit configuration
1.5.Compare the measured values to the calculated values and determine the reasons for any variations
1.6.Evaluate the results and determine the probable faults if relevant


2.Evaluate analog and digital signals

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Compare the characteristics of an analog signal and a digital signal
2.2.Produce a layout using the building blocks to represent a typical analog and a digital circuit showing the different characteristics between of 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 the appropriate test equipment and measure the output voltage of a digital device for 'high' and 'low' logic states


3.Perform cable selection

Performance Criteria:

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


4.Test a wireless link

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Select the types of wireless connections used in telecommunications
4.2.Set up a wireless link to connect two wireless devices following safe work practices
4.3.Transmit data over the link and verify the accuracy of the received data

Learning Outcomes

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 and Overview of Course Hazards and occupational health and safety (OHS)

Week 2.Numeracy and literacy quiz

Week 3.Series DC circuits Series circuit calculations

Week 4.Parallel DC circuit calculations

Week 5.Parallel DC circuits and series AC circuit calculations

Week 6.Series AC circuits

Week 7.Parallel AC circuit calculations and Test equipment

Week 8.Series and parallel circuit calculations and Result evaluation and fault finding

               Assignment Issued this week, due Friday 5 pm In week 12 Reception Building 57 level 5

Week 9.Cable basic transmission characteristics

Week 10.Binary numbers systems

Week 11.Analog and digital signal characteristics

Week 12.4 bit digital to analog converter

                Assignment due Friday 5 pm In week 12 Reception Building 57 level 5

Week 13.Wireless links

Week 14.Wireless links

Week 15.Wireless links and Revision

Week 16.Practical Test

Week 17.Closed Book test

Week 18.Practical test and Closed Book test Resit

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A soft copy of Use electrical skills in telecommunications work ,will be issued.


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Assignment - Given out : week 8 ,Due : week12
2. Practical Test - Week 16
3. Closed book Test - Week 17-18

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

Assignment Task Element
Assignment Element 1 and 2
Practical test Element 1, 3 and 4
Closed book test Element 1,2,3,4

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: 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. 

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 08 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, individual student-teacher course-related consultation and assignment.

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