Course Title: Test cable bearers
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: EEET6975C
Course Title: Test cable bearers
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: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Telephone: +613 9925 4456
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
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to test cable bearers. It involves setting up, testing, interpreting test results and determining appropriate action. This unit applies to the testing of all cable types (metallic, optical fibre and coaxial). All customer cabling work in the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries must be performed by a registered cabler. All cablers are required to register with an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)-accredited registrar.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to working at heights. If an elevated work platform (EWP) is required, verify state or territory law requirements for a licence to operate an EWP. Users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.
If working at heights, achievement of the unit ’CPCPCM2015A Work safely on roofs’ from the CPC08 Construction and Plumbing Services Integrated framework training package fulfils this requirement.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTCBL4057A Test cable bearers
1.Prepare and set up for cable test
1.1.Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
2.Perform cable tests
2.1.Follow occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements for the given work and identify and avoid other services
3.Interpret test results and determine action
3.1.Record test results for evaluation and compare against manufacturer's and site specifications
4.Document test results and clean up site
4.1.Produce evaluated test results according to enterprise guidelines and without delay to ensure test results remain current
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, practicals, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area.
Prepare and set up for cable testing method
Regulations and standards
OHS hazards at the worksite
Type of cables and test equipment
Tools and safety equipment and material to perform the tasks.
Select the required PPE for the work
Outage, extent, location and timing
Suitable test equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendation for the cable tests
Calibration certification of test equipment
Cabling testing procedure
Follow occupational health and safety (OHS) and EPA
Cable parameters for consideration in assessment of performance
Conduct performance testing
Test results and determine action against manufacturer’s and site specifications
Analyse test results and evaluate cable performance
Diagnose problems to determine cable faults
Retest faulty cable after the faults have been rectified
Document test results and clean up site
Produce test results Update site and installation files to ensure traceability
Archive test records
Clean up site to EPA requirements
Sign off the job on completion
Closed book test
Work book - soft copy available in 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 three assessment tasks:
1. Assignment - Given out Week 4. Due Week 8
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
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