Course Title: Alter services to existing cable system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6907C

Course Title: Alter services to existing cable system

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2195 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact : Kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4716

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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

no [prerequisites

Course Description

This unit applies to all contexts for indoor and outdoor installation within a customer premises and applies to both customer premises cabling and customer premises equipment. This unit applies to all communications applications whether digital or analogue including telephony, data, video including digital broadcasting, computer networks including LANs and WANs, and multi media. This unit may be applied to domestic, commercial or industrial installations. Assessment by a TITAB registered assessor is recommended. The six unit competency set ICTTC005D, ICTTC006D, ICTTC008D, ICTTC012D, ICTTC017D and ICTTC022D that meets the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) requirements for Cabling Provider Registration (CPR), is generally used as part of a more specialised customer cabling qualification. This set is usually regarded as more suitable for new entrants where limited industry experience has been obtained and forms the major part of specialised qualifications such as ICT20308 Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling. When these six units are delivered as a set within state/territory funding approved programs, the two benchmark CPR units (ICTTC136C and ICTTC137C) are not required.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC017D Alter services to existing cable system


1. Estimate requirements for alteration

Performance Criteria:

1.1-Identify availability and access to existing cable system
1.2-Establish building construction type and current/proposed uses
1.3-Identify existing and proposed cable systems
1.4-Identify existing and potential site hazards and obstacles
1.5-Advise customer of services that may be disrupted where appropriate


2. Document specifications and plans for alteration

Performance Criteria:

2.1-Show systems alterations are clearly and accurately on amendment plans and enable suitable comparisons with existing system
2.2-Specification documents are in accordance with industry standards
2.3-Specify equipment and materials to meet required industry standards and ensure compatibility with existing system


3. Alter cable system

Performance Criteria:

3.1-Identify existing site conditions and confirm with client where appropriate
3.2-Alterations cause minimal disruption to ongoing client activity
3.3-Alterations are carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with industry standards


4. Restore and test cable system

Performance Criteria:

4.1-Confirm compatibility of alterations with existing systems
4.2-Test new work in isolation and when integrated with existing systems
4.3-All alterations operate to client system specifications and in accordance with relevant industry standards


5. Update plans and records

Performance Criteria:

5.1-Update plans and documents to show revised systems accurately and clearly
5.2-Create new plans and installation documentation where pre-existing documentation is unavailable


6. Restore site to required condition

Performance Criteria:

6.1-Return equipment and furniture to original locations after install to minimise disruption to client activity
6.2-Remove installation waste and debris from work site and dispose of in accordance with environmental requirements to maintain safe worksite conditions
6.3-Make visual check of conditions and sign off with customer to record satisfaction with conditions


7. Clean and store equipment

Performance Criteria:

7.1-Clean and adjust all tools and equipment and store in an accessible location
7.2-Remove installation waste and debris from work site and dispose of in accordance with environmental requirements to maintain safe worksite conditions


8. Manage Remote Power Feed

Performance Criteria:

8.1-Identify the risks posed by contact with Remote Power Feeding services
8.2-Identify Remote Power Feeding services in a range of commonly encountered circumstances inside customer premises

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Practical and theory classes.

Teaching Schedule

Week Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1 Describe the characteristics of sound and explain its variability
2 Explain the process of sound transmission

3 State the characteristics and operation of a telephone transmitter

4 State the characteristics and operation of a telephone receiver

5 Explain the circuit operation of a simple telephone

6 Basic Telephony Assessment
7 Describe with the aid of a block diagram a typical customer switching system installation
9 List the common services provided by customer switching systems

10 Describe the development of customer switching systems
11 Identify the fundamental differences of customer switching systems
12 Install customer switching cabling
13 Install customer switching
14 Install customer switching
15 Install CAE earthing requirements
16 Install customer switching earthing Assessment
17 Outline hazards and recommend handling techniques associated for use with printed circuit board (PCB) assemble

18 Describe potential handling damage associated with physical, chemical, electrical and other hazards Describe and demonstrate techniques and equipment used to minimise printed circuit board (PBA) damage Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Written Examination
Practical Examination

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: 25%

Assessment task 2: 25%

Assessment task 3 : 25%

Assessment task 4 : 25%

Assessment Matrix

Competency National Code Competency Title Assessment Types
Tutorial/Practical Exercises Examination

Other Information

As this is a course of competency based delivery and assessments, the nominal hours of the enrolment include scheduled hours and student directed hours. Student directed hours may involve any combination of activities such as reading online resources, completing assessments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consulting, organised industrial visiting, or other activities.

In this course a student’s directed hours are expected to be more than 50% of the nominal hours.

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