Course Title: Manage the delivery of network infrastructure

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EMPL5893C

Course Title: Manage the delivery of network infrastructure

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mohammad Hassan
Ph: +613 9925 4456
Email: mohammad.hassan@rmit.edu.au

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

NIL

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

Element:

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
 

Element:

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
 

Element:

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


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• Lectures
• Projects
• Assignments
 


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


References

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

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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 1 - Reflective Journal

Assessment 2: Assignment 2 - Project Scope, Brief, Management

Assessment 3: Final Report 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Final Report 

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

1.6

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

2.6

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

 

 


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:

Assessment 1:   Assignment 1: Reflective Journal on Google Website- Every Week
Assessment 2:   Assignment 2: Project Brief, Scope, Plan-  Given Out- Week 1, Due on Week 8
Assessment 3:   Assignment 3: Final Report - Given Out- Week 4, Due on Week 17

Assesments Will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. One student of a group will have an 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

Assessment1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
 Reflective Journal  x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Project Brief, Scope, Brief, Plan
 x x xx x x x x x x  x x x x x x
Final Report x x x xx x x x x x x x x x x x

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit  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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre  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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/disabilit y 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 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 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 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.
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  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.

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