Course Title: Use advanced optical test equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4387 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Course Title: Use advanced optical test equipment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET7357C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the 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.

It applies to individuals who combine technical skills with organisational and administrative skills. They may be installation contractors, technical staff and field officers from telecommunications carriers or other private and public organisations or regulatory authorities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTOPN402 Use advanced optical test equipment

Elements:

1. Prepare to use advanced optical measuring instruments

2. Evaluate optical performance and link budget using advanced optical test equipment

3. Document measurement results


Learning Outcomes

 Refer to Elements


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessments
Assessment 1Practical Test
Assessment 2Closed Book

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

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To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.