Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128
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.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow safe working practices and environmental policy in the management of a telecommunications workplace.
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?
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.
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.
- 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
- 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