Course Title: Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: EEET7354C

Course Title: Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2224 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kenneth Falzon

School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
RMIT University
Building 57, Level 5
115 Queensberry Street
Carlton South, VIC 3053
Phone 03 9925 4716
Appointments by email


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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for an entry- level worker to use electrical skills, working with analog and digital, cabling and wireless networking in telecommunications.


It applies to individuals who undertake basic testing, circuit building, and evaluation of cable and wireless devices, and who may work in domestic, commercial or industrial situations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work


1. Connect up, test and verify DC and AC circuitry

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify any hazards and work health and safety (WHS) issues for a safe work site, and notify appropriate personnel

1.2 Connect a series and a parallel DC and AC circuit configuration following safe work practices

1.3 Choose appropriate test equipment and measure values of electrical quantities of circuits

1.4 Use calculations to verify measured values of electrical quantities in a series and in a parallel circuit configuration

1.5 Compare measured values to calculated values, and determine reasons for any variations

1.6 Measure low voltage (LV), extra low voltage (ELV) or telecommunications network voltage (TNV) to determine if values are within equipment or power supply specifications

1.7 Use appropriate test equipment to measure AC voltage (multimeter) or AC current (clamp meter) in a safe manner that does not require an LV circuit to be disconnected

1.8 Test residual current devices (RCD) or earth leakage devices to ensure they are operational prior to working with AC mains powered equipment, power supplies and tools

1.9 Evaluate results and determine probable faults, if relevant


2. Evaluate analog and digital signals

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Compare characteristics of an analog signal and a digital signal

2.2 Produce a layout using building blocks to represent a typical analog and a digital circuit showing different characteristics between an analog signal and a digital signal

2.3 Produce 4-bit binary codes with their decimal equivalent to represent output voltages of a digital to analog converter

2.4 Choose appropriate test equipment and measure output voltage of a digital device for high and low logic states


3. Perform cable selection

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Compare basic transmission characteristics of different types of cables used in telecommunications and select the most appropriate cable type to suit application characteristics

3.2 Connect two devices with a patch cable and test the connection

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,and work on assignment.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction and Overview of Course
Week 2. Hazards and occupational health and safety (OHS)
Week 3. Basic Electrical Concepts
Week 4. Ohm’s Law
Week 5. Series resistance circuits
Week 6. Series resistance circuits calculations
Week 7. Series DC circuits
Week 8. Series circuit calculations
Week 9 .Parallel DC circuit
Week 10. Parallel DC circuit calculations
Week 11. Parallel circuits and series circuit
Week 12. Parallel DC circuits and series circuit calculations
Week 13. Series AC circuits
Week 14. Parallel AC circuit calculations and Test equipment
Week 15. Series and parallel circuit calculations and Result evaluation and fault finding
Week 16. Power in resistive circuit’s series
Week 17. Power in resistive circuits Parallel
Week 18. Capacitors
Week 19. Capacitors and their applications
Week 20. Capacitors Parallel circuits and series circuit calculations
Week 21. Inductors and transformers
Week 22. Inductors and transformers and their applications
Week 23. Simple practical circuits
Week 24. Demonstrate knowledge of multimeter usage
Week 25. Demonstrate knowledge of AC and DC signals
Week 26. Insulation resistance
Week 27. Cable basic transmission characteristics
Week 28. Binary numbers systems
Week 29. Analog and digital signal characteristics
Week 30. 4 bit digital to analog converter
Week 31. Probable Faults in Circuits
Week 32. Build and Test DC and AC Circuits
Week 33. Revision
Week 34. Practical Test
Week 35. Closed Book test
Week 36. Practical test and Closed Book test Resit

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and oral presentation preparation.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A soft copy of Use electrical skills in telecommunications work ,will be issued.


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment 1 Practical Test
Assessment 2 Closed book Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs): 

Assessment Mapping Matrix 


Performance Criteria covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2














































 To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.

Assessment Tasks

This course is delivered in a cluster (Electrical and Testing) in conjunction with:      ICTCBL204 Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system (EEET7367C) ICTCBL301 Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation (EEET7371C)    

You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks:

Assessment 1: Practical Test
Assessment 2: Closed book Test

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix

AssessmentPratical TestClosed Book Test

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
  • maths and science developmental support and advice 
  • English language development 

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration: 

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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