Entry Course for Non Electricians


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: ICTTEN201 – Use electrical skills in telecommunications work
Duration: 2 days
Cost: $400 AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: 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.

Who is it for? 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.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Connect up, test and verify DC and AC circuitry
  • Evaluate analog and digital signals
  • Perform cable selection

Entry Requirement: Nil

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

Open Registration


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Units: 
ICTWHS204 – Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures
ICTCBL236 – Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule (Release 2)
ICTCBL237 – Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule (Release 2)
Duration: 5 days
Cost: $800 AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: 

ICTWHS204
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow safe working practices and environmental policy in the management of a telecommunications workplace.

ICTCBL236,237
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to safely install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling required according to Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) ’Open‘ Cabling Provider Rule for small installations connected to sockets, and larger commercial and industry installations involving many lines, multi-pair cables, backbone cabling, multi-story buildings and advanced termination modules and distributors.

Who is it for? 

ICTWHS204
It applies to telecommunications staff working under supervision in a technical environment and includes school based workers, entry-level workers, trainees and apprentices, and field officers deploying broadband access networks using optical technologies and other work on live systems.

ICTCBL236,237
It applies to individuals who provide services in telephony, carrier modems or multiplexers, private modems or data systems operating over a category one or two twisted pair metallic customer cable in a specific customer location and install, maintain or modify new cable or upgrade cable capacity either, indoor, external, underground or aerial cabling on private and public property for an existing network or subsystem, or cabling infrastructure for convergence to Next Generation Networks (NGN).

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

ICTWHS204

  • Identify work health and safety (WHS) legislative requirements
  • Identify construction hazards and control measures
  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • Follow safety requirements for working with optical fibre equipment
  • Identify and implement WHS communication and reporting processes
  • Follow WHS incident response procedures
  • Contribute to management of WHS
  • Contribute to management of workplace environmental issues
  • Identify and respond appropriately to asbestos containing materials (ACM) hazards
  • Identify minor traffic management
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to confined space

ICTCBL236,237

  • Prepare for open cabling work within the ACMA regulatory environment, cabling environment, cable type, cable identification, termination systems, earthing and protection, records and according to requirements of relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
  • Identify building infrastructure which places critical constraints on cabling
  • Develop strategies to manage other infrastructure in relation to cabling
  • Notify appropriate personnel of safety hazards at the cabling work site
  • Identify and avoid the risks posed by contact with remote power feeding services when performing cabling activity
  • Make site safe by identifying remote power feeding services which operate at above telecommunications network voltage (TNV) inside customer premises
  • Install cables according to manufacturer’s application specifications, including tension and bending stress requirements
  • Identify and avoid sources of possible damage to cable, including hot pipes, sharp edges and cable burn
  • Allow sufficient excess at cable ends to facilitate termination
  • Place and secure cable to maintain safety and interference segregation according to legislative and industry standards
  • Install cable fasteners with correct tension to prevent cable sheath damage or transmission impairment and trimmed flush to prevent risk of personal damage
  • Install underground cables to minimum depth of cover and segregation from hazardous electrical and other services according to current Australian Standards
  • Install underground cables excluding blown fibre tube systems to incorporate a blocking agent within the cable to prevent the ingress of water
  • Install aerial cables to minimum clearance, segregation from hazardous electrical and other services and minimum height requirements according to current Australian Standards
  • Install over-voltage protection devices according to Australian Standards to all cable pairs, where required, to suppress voltage surges and protect from earth potential rise (EPR) hazards and protectively earth the devices
  • Protect earth wire insulation against damage and segregate protective earths according to relevant legislative and industry standards
  • Remove cable sheath to allow for correct termination length and without damage to underlying conductors and their insulation
  • Install Network Termination Device (NTD) modules according to manufacturer’s specifications and cable pairs neatly and sequentially fanned for termination
  • Terminate conductors according to recommended colour code sequence using appropriate termination tools in the manufacturer’s specified manner
  • Earth cable shield, if applicable, to manufacturer’s specifications, relevant industry codes of practice and Australian Standards
  • Conduct visual inspection to confirm termination colour code sequence has been followed prior to end-to-end testing of wire and pair termination integrity
  • Terminate earth wire according to industry accepted codes of practice and Australian Standards
  • Ensure earth wire continuity throughout and observe interface requirements with electrical systems
  • Test earthing installation for continuity, insulation resistance and conductive resistance according to accepted industry standards and Australian Standards
  • Confirm compatibility of alterations with existing systems and test new work both in isolation and when integrated with existing systems
  • Inspect separations along the entirety of the cable route and rectify separations which do not comply with regulations
  • Install barriers to achieve separations where sufficient spatial separation cannot be met
  • Provide the client with a job sign-off, telecommunications cabling advice form, at the completion of each cabling task
  • Complete NTD record cards for the work undertaken
  • Supervise cablers not holding appropriate registration for the task to ensure cabling activity is according to legislative requirements for safety and network integrity including the relevant Australian Standards

Entry Requirement – New Entrants: ICTTEN201 – Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Entry Requirement – Electrician: Electricians are given partial credit towards ICTTEN201. To fulfill the requirements to ICTTEN201 you must complete a self-paced study guide. The study guide will be provided when you start the Open Registration course.

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

Structured Cabling (Includes Cat 5 & 6)


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: ICTCBL301 – Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation
Duration:  2 days
Cost: $500 AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to place, secure and terminate structured cabling for indoor and outdoor installations and to certify the installation within a domestic, commercial or industrial client’s premises.

Who is it for? It applies to technical staff who install, terminate and certify structured cabling installations for communications applications including digital and analog, telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks, local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and multimedia.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Confirm client requirements and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
  • Arrange access to site according to required procedure
  • Inform appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards on worksite
  • Organise tools and cabling products equipment for given work
  • Erect barriers according to safety requirements
  • Select cable type and match structured cabling to installation environment and client requirements
  • Verify proposed route to meet manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards
  • Place and secure correct type of cable following work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements, and according to accepted industry practice and standards
  • Maintain cable and services separations in runs and cross overs to meet manufacturer and industry standards
  • Install structured cabling to industry standards
  • Minimise twist ratio defects to avoid accumulation effect on structured cable performance
  • Fit over-voltage protection devices to all cables and metallic components where required
  • Terminate cable according to accepted industry practice and standards
  • Maintain correct twist ratio to optimise system performance at rated level
  • Use correctly rated termination hardware with appropriate termination tool to ensure integrity and performance of termination
  • Earth cable shield to manufacturer’s specifications and relevant industry standards if applicable
  • Test installation and termination to comply with certification requirements
  • Record and verify system performance promptly where required
  • Authorise and issue appropriate documentation to client to certify system performance and complete records where required
  • Reinstate site to client’s satisfaction and dispose of waste in environmentally safe manner
  • Notify client and obtain sign off

Entry Requirement:

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

Coaxial Cabling Endorsement


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: ICTCBL303 – Install and terminate coaxial cable
Duration:  0.5 day
Cost: $200 AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and terminate coaxial cable on client premises in communications applications, digital and analog, including master antenna television (MATV), cable television (CATV), closed-circuit television (CCTV), digital video broadcasting – terrestrial (DBVT), digital video broadcasting – satellite (DVB-S), data and video, including digital broadcasting, computer networks such as local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), and multimedia.

Who is it for? It applies to technical staff who install and terminate coaxial cable for new installations, upgrades or the maintenance of existing networks in domestic, commercial and industrial installations on a client’s premises.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare for given work according to relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
  • Arrange access to site according to required procedure
  • Inform appropriate personnel of identifiedhazards on worksite
  • Select coaxial cabletype, connectors and manufacturer’s tool to comply with installation environment and client requirements
  • Check proposed route and bend radius to meet manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards
  • Test cable on drum for continuity and inspect visually for crushing and kinks
  • Discuss with client proposed method of installation and cable route, and adjust if necessary
  • Maintain cable segregation to industry standards
  • Protect integrity of coaxial shield cable to ensure no loss of signal during operation and maintain bend ratios to not exceed manufacturer’s specifications and industry standard
  • Install cable securing hardware to ensure cable is not crushed or kinked while maintaining cable manufacturer’s bend radius
  • Install cable following work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements, and complying with manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards
  • Terminate cable and perform type of termination specified in plan using safe work practices and according to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Test termination for transmission loss and signal levels, and re-terminate the coaxial cable if the transmission loss exceeds the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Record all measurements
  • Fit over-voltage protection devices to all cables with metallic component where required
  • Clean work area thoroughly to minimise risk of injury from loose metal strands
  • Dispose of waste safely according to relevant environmental requirements
  • Restore worksite to client’s satisfaction
  • Update plans and records with details of installation and test results
  • Show client completed work and ensure work matches agreed method of installation and cable route
  • Notify client of work completion and obtain sign off

Entry Requirement:

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

Optical Fibre Cabling Endorsement


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: ICTCBL302 – Install and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
Duration: 2 days
Cost: $600 AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and test optical fibre cable on a customer’s premises for communications applications using a range of terminations that may include direct termination, fusion splicing and mechanical splicing. Communications applications include digital and analog, telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks, local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and multimedia.

Who is it for? It applies to technical staff who place, secure and terminate optical fibre cable in new installations and upgrades or maintain existing networks in domestic, commercial and industrial installations.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare for given work according to relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards
  • Arrange access to site according to required procedure
  • Inform appropriate personnel of identifiedhazards on worksite
  • Organise tools, cabling products, equipment and materials for given work
  • Match optical fibre cabletype and connectors to installation environment and customer requirements
  • Check proposed route and bend ratios to meet manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards
  • Test cable on drum for optical continuity if required
  • Install cable following work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements, and complying with manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards
  • Join cable and perform type of termination specified in plan using safe work practices and according to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Test joint for transmission loss and strength and re-terminate joint if transmission loss exceeds manufacturer’s specifications
  • Record all measurements
  • Clean work area thoroughly to minimise risk of injury from loose glass fibre
  • Dispose of waste safely according to relevant environmental requirements
  • Restore worksite to customer’s satisfaction
  • Update plans and records with details of installation and test results
  • Notify customer of work completion and obtain sign off

Entry Requirement:

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

Install and test IP devices

Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: 
ICTTEN207 – Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks
ICTTEN302 – Install telecommunications network equipment
Duration: 2 days
Cost: $XXX AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for entry-level installations and testing for internet protocol (IP) based telecommunications networking, using convergent technologies to deliver services of Next Generation Networks (NGN).

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Who is it for? It applies to technicians and cable installers who install and maintain IP-based equipment for customer and service providers for NGN services, including internet protocol TV (IPTV), IP security, digital home networks, IP-based cable access TV (CATV), IP core and access networks, home automation, interactive TV, radio frequency identification (RFID), biometric recognition systems, mesh networks, smart grids and cloud computing.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare for installation of internet protocol (IP) device connected to a network
  • Set up and configure IP device with simple addressing schemes
  • Test and secure device against security threats
  • Produce essential installation information
  • Follow work health and safety (WHS) workplace procedures and practices
  • Test wireless link.
  • Describe principles of computer networking and identify common types and protocols used
  • Describe IP-based telecommunications and importance of network configuration including:
    • IP addressing
    • IP devices
  • Identify and describe the purpose of common hardware and software used in IP communications
  • Identify and summarise organisational policies and procedures relating to installation and testing of internet protocol devices
  • Common procedures for basic testing and troubleshooting an IP device
  • Procedures for assigning networking protocols
  • Purpose for internet security and describe common configurations
  • Various basic wireless technologies and their application in communications
  • Environmental factors requiring management on telecommunications equipment
  • WHS requirements and personal safety issues relating to installation and testing of internet protocol devices
  • Open system interconnection (OSI) and explain various levels involved
  • Types of peripheral devices used in network communications systems
  • Calculate using the binary system
  • Computer commands used to verify and manage IP and network performance
  • Security threats attributed to networks and specify solutions to combat these threats
  • Wireless technologies used in communications.

Entry Requirement:

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

Design-install Smart Technology Network (Smart Wired)

Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: ICTCBL401 – Prepare design drawings and specification for a cable installation (Release 1)
Duration: 2 days
Cost: $400 AUD (GST Exempt) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare design drawings and specification for indoor or outdoor, domestic, commercial or industrial cable installations for communications applications compliant with appropriate Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) technical standards.

Who is it for? It applies to technical staff who prepare design drawings and specifications for digital and analog, telephony, data, video, digital broadcasting, computer networks, local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and multimedia cable communication installations on a client’s premises.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and practical skills workshop

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID (eg Drivers licence)
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment which consists of a long sleeved cotton shirt, long cotton trousers, safety shoes.

Learning Outcomes:

Performance Evidence:

  • determine installation requirements and options
  • produce schematic and floor plan drawings based on design parameters
  • produce specifications based on design drawings
  • verify design drawings and specifications with client
  • produce a costing of the design and specifications.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • recognise and apply the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) regulation requirements for Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules in the design
  • recognise and apply legislation, codes of practice and other formal resources that impact on the design
  • recognise and apply industry recognised drafting principles and standards
  • identify key features and operating requirements of resources and equipment required for the client cable installation
  • identify and include the manufacturer’s performance specifications for equipment and consumables in the design
  • assess health and safety requirements relating to the design.

Entry Requirement:

Award: Accredited – Statement of Attainment

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