Course Title: Manage the delivery of network infrastructure

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5893C

Course Title: Manage the delivery of network infrastructure

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


Nominal Hours: 60

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 to manage the delivery of network infrastructure. It includes scoping the project, developing a project brief and managing the project.

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:

ICTPMG4152A Manage the delivery of network infrastructure


1.Scope network infrastructure requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Determine the requirements of the project from client and approved network plan
1.2.Assess current access network conditions to determine existing network capacity and capability
1.3.Analyse site survey data and geographical information where necessary to assess suitability of site to design requirements
1.4.Assess risk of barriers to plan realisation to enure delivery of network infrastructure project is achievable
1.5.Analyse the impact on planning of relevant legislation and associated operational codes
1.6.Produce a scoping document with consideration to new technology or technology features required in the project


2.Develop project brief

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Develop planning options considering current and new technology, facilities, features, present and future needs
2.2.Conduct cost-benefit studies to guide decision making processes according to sound business practice
2.3.Discuss project brief with the customer, as required, and obtain approval of planning options
2.4.Produce planning specifications relating to location, route, area, product and/or platform
2.5.Estimate timing, costing and an operating budget according to enterprise policy
2.6.Prepare the final project brief and present to operational staff for implementation


3.Manage the project

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Define the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders within the terms of the project
3.2.Establish a reporting and communications line to ensure project is effectively managed
3.3.Review and continually monitor progress of the project against deliverables and timelines and invoke contingencies if required
3.4.Complete project documents in line with enterprise standards and guidelines

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities


Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Course, what project is and its attributes, project management and its different approaches, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) ICTPMG 1.1
Assignment 1 explained
Week 2: Project requirement, assessment of current access network condition ICTPMG 1.1,1.2
Week 3: Project site survey ICTPMG1.3
Week 4: Project barriers to plan realism ICTPMG1.4, Assignment 2 explained
Week 5: Project relevant legislation and associated operational codes ICTPMG1.5
Week 6: Project Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) ICTPMG1.6
Week 7: Project Scoping ICTPMG1.6
Week 8:  Project planning ICTPMG2.1
Week 9: Feasibility Study, Business case ICTPMG2.2,2.3, ICTPMG2.4
Week 10: Site Visit  ICTPMG1.3
Week 11: Project scheduling ICTPMG2.5
Week 12: Project brief ICTPMG2.6
Week 13: Project stakeholders ICTPMG3.1
Week 14: Project reporting & communications ICTPMG3.2
Week 15: Project progress monitoring and contingency plan ICTPMG3.3
Week 16: Project documents ICTPMG3.4
Week 17-18: Demonstration of project and Presentation, Assignment 1 & 2 Submission ICTPMG1-3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Manage Projects Learner Guide, 2009, Pearson
IT Project Management, Marchewka, 3/e, John Wiley & Sons
Project Management , Principles, Prospects & Practice, Stephen Hartley , 3/e, Pearson

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

This is a project based course - there will be progressive assessment(s) of Project Exercise(s). You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Assignment 1: Reflective Journal- Every Week
2. Assignment 2: Project Scope, Brief, Management & Final Report - Given Out- Week 4, Due on Week 17.
Assignment 2 will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. One studnt of a group will have account created for this software and must submit the group report by 5 pm on Week 17 through TurnItIn.

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


Other Information


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