C4387 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

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Plan: C4387 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Qualification national code: ICT41215
Nominal hours: 665
Career: TAFE
Duration: One year full time or two years part time.
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects the role of an advanced technician (technical office), team leader or supervisor  with a range of telecommunications skills who can:

  • install and maintain enterprise network in emerging and converging technologies using optical and wireless equipment for high speed broadband network infrastructure
  • install and maintain internet protocol (IP) based network telecommunications equipment in home networks and small and medium enterprises
  • install and maintain telecommunications, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises cabling at the customer premises in accordance to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner
  • install and maintain telecommunications access network cabling and infrastructure, systems and basic customer premises equipment
  • assess installation requirements,  plan installations and test installed equipment and fault find including converging voice, video and data IP networks.

This role involves a degree of autonomy and may include limited supervision of others.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the program C4387 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology you may be eligible for  some exemptions through credit transfer/RPL to further study into program C6121 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering program (UEE60411) at RMIT University

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Entrance requirements

This program will be delivered at the RMIT City Campus in Queensberry Street Carlton.

Entry into this program is Year 12 or working in the Telecommunications industry. All prospective students with or without year 12 will undertake a numeracy and literacy assessment prior to entry into this program. 

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External accreditation and industry links

An Industry Advisory Committee in-conjunction with Communications, Computing and Electrical industry representatives will review and moderate the assessment and delivery strategies twice yearly.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

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The library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find out more information on Library resources and services at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

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