Course Title: Use photonics devices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5175 Diploma of Telecommunications Photonics

Course Title: Use photonics devices

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010

Course Contact: Raymond Meyer

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4716

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to develop an understanding in fundamental photonics technology, devices and their applications related to Telecommunication Industry. It assists you to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to safely install, configure and test optical cable and photonic devices.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC142A Use photonics devices


Calculate a link budget for an optical system

Identify propagation features of optical systems

Identify the role of Photonics devices in optical systems

Perform power margin measurements

Recognise optical transmitters and receivers in optical systems and identify their functions

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the criteria set in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together skills and knowledge as follows:
 Theoretical Written assessment.
 Work Simulation Projects
 A Pass in schedule practical exercises