Course Title: Use advanced optical test equipment
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: EEET7357C
Course Title: Use advanced optical test equipment
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4387 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Telephone: +613 9925 4691
Telephone: +613 9925 4716
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTOPN402 Use advanced optical test equipment
1. Prepare to use advanced optical measuring instruments
1.1 Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards for compliance when conducting work
2. Evaluate optical performance and link budget using advanced optical test equipment
2.1 Set up test instrument according to manufacturer’s instructions and work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements
3. Document measurement results
3.1 Document test results for future reference and make recommendations on optimising component and system performance
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, practicals, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area.
Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Course
Week 2: Relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
Week 3: Site access, security arrangements and location details of optical system and test purpose
Identify site hazards
Week 4: Devise and implement risk control measures
Week 5: Prepare a testing plan
Week 6: Select the appropriate tools and test instruments
Week 7: Set up test instrument and perform measurements
Week 8: Link Budget.
Week 9: Record test results
Week 10: Perform end-to-end measurements
Week 11: Calculate the optical losses for a link budget
Week 12: Evaluate the test results
Week 13: Document test results
Week 14: Clean worksite and make safe, Job completion documentation
Week 15: Revision
Week 16: Practical Test
Week 17. Closed Book test
Week 18. Practical test and Closed Book test Resit
Workbooks will be available electronically for students to use during class.
Overview of Assessment
Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.
|Assessment 1||Practical Test|
|Assessment 2||Closed Book|
These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Elements / Performance Criteria Covered||Assessment 1||Assessment 2|
To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.
You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks:
Assessment 1: Practical Test
Assessment 2: Closed Book Test
Both 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
ICTOPN4116A vs Elements and Performance Criteria
|ICTOPN4116A vs Elements and Performance Criteria|
|Closed Book Test||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
- In this course, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to34 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment , preparation of practical test ,and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
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• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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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
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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.
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