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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5245

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 Workplace

Course Contact: Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to select, install and test a single switch on one segment of a local area network (LAN).

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a specialist computing lab. Students are not required to have their own mobile computing device during class time. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Prerequisites: None
COSC 5318C Evaluate Vendor products & equipments
COSC5354 Acquire system components
COSC 5325 Determine maintenance strategy


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI5173A Install and configure a single segment local area network switch


Configure switch

Determine specifications for switch

Install switch and supporting peripherals

Select appropriate hardware

Test and troubleshoot switch

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations, practical tests and a final exam. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.