Course Title: Use advanced optical test equipment
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: EEET6971C
Course Title: Use advanced optical test equipment
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Telephone: +613 9925 4456
Telephone: +613 9925 4716
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to test optical communication systems and components using advanced optical test equipment. It involves using the optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), optical spectrum analyser (OSA) and optical return loss (ORL) test set for performance testing and link budget calculation.
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National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTOPN4116A Use advanced optical test equipment
1.Prepare to use advanced optical measuring instruments
1.1.Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards for compliance when conducting work
2.Evaluate optical performance and link budget using advanced optical test equipment
2.1.Set up test instrument according to manufacturer's instructions and occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements
3.Document measurement results
3.1.Document test results for future reference and make recommendations on optimising component and system performance
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area.
Introduction and Overview of Course
Relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
Site access, security arrangements and location details of optical system and test purpose
Identify site hazards
Devise and implement risk control measures
Prepare a testing plan
Select the appropriate tools and test instruments
Set up test instrument and perform measurements
Assignment 1:Link Budget.Given out this week.
Record test results
Perform end-to-end measurements
Calculate the optical losses for a link budget
Evaluate the test results
Document test results
Clean worksite and make safe
Job completion documentation
Assignment 1 due this week.
Practice Link Budget .
Revision on all elements
Practical Test (on all elements)
Workbooks will be available electronically for students to use during class.
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.
You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks:
1. Assignment 1- given out week 8 due week 14
2. Practical Test - Week 17-18
Both 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
|Assignment 1||Elements 1,2 and 3|
|Practical Test||Elements 1,2 and 3|
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
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.
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Student Directed Hours
* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to34 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment , preparation of practical test ,and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
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