Course Title: Install and maintain a wide area network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EEET6977C

Course Title: Install and maintain a wide area network

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4353 - 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

Divya Anshu Bhardwaj
Ph: +61 3 9925 4163

Noor Sateh
Ph: +61 3 9925 4013
Appointment by email

Nominal Hours: 80

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 use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install and maintain a wide area network (WAN).

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:

ICTTEN4214A Install and maintain a wide area network


1. Prepare for the installation and maintenance of a network with WAN access

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Prepare for given work according to occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements with appropriate personnel
1.2. Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel
1.3. Determine nature and scope of the network from job briefs or appropriate personnel
1.4. Select and obtain network hardware, software, WAN protocol and technology requirements according to enterprise procedures
1.5. Obtain operating instructions, manuals, installation procedures, hardware and software testing methodologies and testing resources
1.6. Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite


2. Install and maintain a WAN accessible network

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Determine network addressing scheme for network connectivity and confirm using calculations

2.2. Identify security threats and initiate control measures according to enterprise procedures
2.3. Set up and configure the network to provide WAN access according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures
2.4. Use hardware and software analysis and diagnostic methodologies to test network connectivity


3. Complete and document WAN network installation

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Restore worksite to safe condition according to established safety procedures
3.2. Record and store essential installation information according to enterprise procedures
3.3. Notify appropriate personnel about the completion of the task according to enterprise procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a cluster (Networking 3 & 4) in conjunction with ICTTEN4213A (EEET6976C). You must enrol in these two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of ICTTEN4214A and ICTTEN4213A.

As this course is cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course ICTTEN4213A (EEET6976C) for learning activites.

Teaching Schedule

As this course is cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course ICTTEN4213A (EEET6976C) for the teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

As this course is cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course ICTTEN4213A (EEET6976C) for learning 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. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. 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:

Assessment 1: Assignment  

Assessment 2: Online Final Test   

Assessment 3: Practical Test with Engineering Journal 

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered


Practical Test with Engineering Journal

Online Final test






















































Assessment Tasks

As this course is cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course ICTTEN4213A (EEET6976C) for assessment tasks.

Assessment Matrix

As this course is cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course ICTTEN4213A (EEET6976C) for assessment mapping matrix.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

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

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to to find more information about special consideration.


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

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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