Course Title: Install and configure a single-segment local area network switch

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5194

Course Title: Install and configure a single-segment local area network switch

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 10.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course defines the competency required to select, install and test a single switch on one segment of a local area network (LAN).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is co-delivered & co-assessed with three other courses:

COSC 6069C - Evaluate vendor product and equipment (ICAA5150C)
COSC 6071C- Acquire system components (ICAI5087B)
COSC 6070C - Determine maintenance strategy (ICAS5104B)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI5173B Install and configure a single-segment local area network switch


1. Determine specifications for switch

2. Select appropriate hardware

3. Install switch and supporting peripherals

4. Configure switch

5. Test and troubleshoot switch and network

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques