Course Title: Install and manage network protocols

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: ISYS7573C

Course Title: Install and manage network protocols

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Eneti Waretini


Nominal Hours: 40

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

In this course you will gain the ability to work with an ever expanding range of data and information technologies which are crucial to employment in the live production industries.

This course will give you the necessary skills and knowledge required to correctly set up, install and operate network connected AV equipment within the live event industry.

The course applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, working as network administrators who are required to ensure that appropriate protocols have been installed in networks to allow user functionality and maintenance.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols


1. Install and manage network protocols

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select, test and validate appropriate network protocol services

1.2 Design a network addressing system, with subnet and host IDs, including appropriate devices

1.3 Configure hosts and workstations to use IP addresses either manually or through automatic allocation of addresses, such as found with dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)


2. Identify network protocol applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review a range of well-known network protocol applications

2.2 Evaluate client user requirement and recommend network protocol services

2.3 Apply internet protocol (IP) addressing scheme according to approved policy and procedures

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate hardware for a variety of networking situations
  • Connect these networking devices with the necessary cabling
  • Setup and configure this hardware to function correctly on the network
  • Test all hardware for connectivity and refine for the situation.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include:

  • teacher led practical equipment setup and operation demonstrations
  • practical equipment setup and operation exercises in student teams
  • class discussions
  • peer learning
  • research
  • group activities/projects
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
  • simulated workplaces

Out of class self-directed learning activities include but are not limited to; revision and editing of class notes, private research, project work and preparation for assessment. It may also include assessment tasks out of class.This will be monitored during classes through question/answer sessions.

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1 ClassesClass Content (Subject to Change)
Class 1Course introduction and assessment requirements.
Class 2Networking basics and terminology
- Default Gateway
- Subnet Mask
Class 3Networking hardware and cabling
- Routers
- Hubs
- Switches
- Ethernet
Class 4Make your own ethernet cable: Wiring and pin configurations
Class 5Understanding User Datagram Protocol (UDP):
An alternative communications protocol to Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
Class 6Understanding Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
Used in entertainment and communications systems to control streaming
media servers.
Class 7Undertake Knowledge Quiz (Assessment 1)
Class8Receive feedback on your Blackboard test.
Class 9Audio Over Ethernet (AOE)
- Cobranet
- EtherSound
- Dante
Class10Audio Over Ethernet (AOE) continued...
Class 11Introduction to Packet Tracer:
A virtual nertworking environment to create and test network settings.
Class 12Packet Tracer continued...
Class 13Packet Tracer continued...
Class 14Practical assessment and review (Assessment 2)
Class 15Practical assessment and review (Assessment 2)
Class 16Feedback and review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

This course is ungraded

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to this course which is delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment 1

Individual Multi-choice knowledge test administered through Blackboard. Due Class #7

Assessment 2

Individually configure and manage networks to meet requirements. Due Class #14-15

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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