Course Title: Terminate metallic conductor cable

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6905C

Course Title: Terminate metallic conductor cable

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2195 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4716

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Nominal Hours: 60

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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:

ICTTC008D Terminate metallic conductor cable


1. Identify termination system

Performance Criteria:

1.1-Identify correct termination requirements for installation
1.2-Select termination system to meet customer performance needs
1.3-Termination system conforms to work specifications and relevant industry standards


2. Set up suitable work area

Performance Criteria:

2.1-Remove all contaminants from work site that may adversely effect termination
2.2-Work site has adequate visibility to minimise errors and reduce eye strain
2.3-Work site is safe and secure
2.4-All required tools and equipment are available and in a safe working order and adjusted to manufacturers specifications


3. Plan frame/outlet layout

Performance Criteria:

3.1-Design cable and block location within frame with capacity for expansion where possible
3.2-Segregate incoming and outgoing cables for ease of access and to minimise overlaying and backtracking of cable
3.3-Check environmental conditions are suitable for termination
3.4-Terminating equipment layout is systematic and follows relevant industry codes of practice and standards, and customer requirements where appropriate
3.5-Back-mount or outlet layout conforms to manufacturers specifications
3.6-Layout allows for adequate workspace to ensure ease of access for installation and service purposes


4. Prepare cable for termination.

Performance Criteria:

4.1-Remove cable sheath to allow for conductor length and installation requirements
4.2-Handle cable strictly in accordance with manufacturers specifications
4.3-Conductors, sheath and insulation are not damaged during preparation
4.4-Work in a safe manner to manufacturers specifications
4.5-Layer out cable out by reference to manufacturers coding system to ensure correct terminating sequence and unique identification where appropriate
4.6-Fit over voltage protection devices to all cables with metallic component where required


5. Terminate conductors

Performance Criteria:

5.1-Install terminating modules to frame in accordance with manufacturers specifications
5.2-Fan cable pairs neatly to termination equipment to facilitate accurate termination
5.3-Terminate cable to manufacturers specifications using correct tool
5.4-Earth cable shield to manufacturers specifications and industry standards
5.5-Confirm that the termination colour code sequence has been followed by visual inspection


6. Label and document pair location

Performance Criteria:

6.1-Label cable pairs promptly and clearly to provide for accurate identification in accordance with manufacturers requirements and industry standards
6.2-Update record books and plans to show pair locations in accordance with industry codes of practice


7. Clean up work site

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 Carrier’s network.
Indoor telephone colour code.
Outdoor door telephone colour code
2 Fan out 100 pair cable
Krone and siemens module
3 Distribution frame installation

4 Recommended access clearances for MDFs and NTDs. MDFs and NTDs Location.
5 Fan out 100 pair cable.

6 Terminate 100 pair cable.
7 Terminate 100 pair cable.
100 pair cable assessment. Practical
8 Identification and marking of the MDFs.
Installation of 50 pair cable ground floor.

9 Identification and marking of the MDFs.
Installation of 50 pair cable ground floor.

10 Identification and marking of the MDFs.
Installation of 50 pair cable ground floor.

11 50 pair cable assessment.
12 Installation of 20 pair cable ground floor to 50th floor FD.

13 Installation of 20 pair cable ground floor to 50th floor FD assessment.

14 MEN system.
Earthing system identification.

15 Earthing system identification and construction.
16 Earthing system identification and construction.
17 Earthing system installation assessment.
Theory test.

18 Earthing system installation assessment.
Theory test.

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

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