Qualification details

ICT40210 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/Feb/2014
(View details for release 1) Replaced15/Jun/2010

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ICT40208 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering 15/Jun/2010
Supersedes ICT40302 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Computer Systems 15/Jun/2010
Supersedes ICT40508 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks 15/Jun/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBSMB401A - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small businessEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB407A - Manage a small teamManage a small team Elective
CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industryWork safely in the construction industry Elective
ICAICT401A - Determine and confirm client business requirementsDetermine and confirm client business requirements Elective
ICAICT405A - Develop detailed technical designDevelop detailed technical design Elective
ICANWK406A - Install, configure and test network securityInstall, configure and test network security Elective
ICANWK410A - Install hardware to a networkInstall hardware to a network Elective
ICANWK411A - Deploy software to networked computersDeploy software to networked computers Elective
ICANWK416A - Build security into virtual private networksBuild security into virtual private networks Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer Or Technologist 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3124-13 Electronic Engineering Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0313 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer Or Technologist 15/Jun/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3124-13 Electronic Engineering Technician 15/Jun/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0313 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology 15/Jun/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 15/Jun/2010 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version first released with ICT10 Integrated Telecommunications Training Package Version 3.0.

Units updated to current versions.

Release 1

This version first released with ICT10 Integrated Telecommunications Training Package Version 1.0.

Description

This qualification reflects the role of a technician with a range of telecommunications skills who can:

  • install and maintain enterprise network in emerging and converging technologies
  • install and maintain optical and wireless equipment for high speed broadband network infrastructure
  • install and maintain internet protocol (IP) based network telecommunications equipment
  • install IP based networks in home networks and small and medium enterprises
  • install and maintain telecommunications, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises Cabling at the customer premises in accordance to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner
  • install and maintain telecommunications access network cabling and infrastructure, systems and basic customer premises equipment
  • assess installation requirements of converging voice, video and data IP networks
  • plan and perform installations
  • test installed equipment and fault find.

This role also involves a degree of autonomy and may include limited supervision of others.

Job Roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors of the industry. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • customer computer system installer
  • customer premises equipment installer
  • home network installer
  • IP based network installer
  • network security equipment installer
  • optical network equipment installer
  • radio technician
  • RFID system installer
  • secure IT network installer
  • SME network installer
  • sustainability network equipment installer
  • telecommunications network technician
  • wireless LAN installer
  • wireless network equipment installer.

Prerequisite requirements 

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving the ICT30110 Certificate III in Broadband and Wireless Networks Technology or ICT30210 Certificate III in Telecommunications or ICT30310 Certificate III in Telecommunications Cabling or ICT30610 Certificate III in Broadband and Wireless Networks or another relevant accredited Training Package qualification or relevant accredited course

or

  • providing evidence of competency in the core units required for the ICT30110 Certificate III in Broadband and Wireless Networks Technology or ICT30210 Certificate III in Telecommunications or ICT30310 Certificate III in Telecommunications Cabling or ICT30610 Certificate III in Broadband and Wireless Networks or equivalent units with vocational experience

or

  • with substantial vocational experience but without a formal qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the ICT40210 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering, candidates may undertake the ICT50210 Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering, a qualification for those seeking to develop more specialised technical skills and knowledge, or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

All training programs must be conducted with the reference to the regulatory regime of the prevailing statutory authority (currently ACMA).

National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work 

Some cabling and installation work may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007).

Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction and Plumbing Services Integrated Framework Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • determining options to rectify faults and discussing them with customer so that necessary action is determined
  • documenting test methods and results
  • making a complete check of installation against installation plans
  • reading, interpreting and using equipment/system manuals and specifications and relevant enterprise policy and documentation
  • conveying information to clients, colleagues and other site personnel
  • providing feedback to customers on operating the equipment

Teamwork

  • identifying members and roles of team
  • identifying and contributing to team tasks and goals
  • recognising and responding positively to conflict within team
  • working with team members to work with clients and install equipment
  • relating personal role to the industry
  • participating in a team structure by identifying team members, tasks and goals and recognising and responding positively to conflict
  • applying interpersonal skills with clients, employer, supervisors, work associates, team members and other contractors
  • giving and receiving feedback to assist in meeting team and organisation goals

Problem solving

  • ranking causes of problems, working from system-wide impacts to specific impacts
  • diagnosing network security problems to secure the network
  • identifying barriers to installation and developing strategies to overcome them within time and budget restrictions
  • identifying faults or optimisation options
  • rectifying faults and adjusting system to optimal operation
  • determining cable routes taking into account building services, safety, industry codes and practices, and customer requirements
  • following up promptly on difficulties and known problem areas

Initiative and enterprise

  • prioritising urgent requests and acting according to organisational guidelines
  • identifying barriers to installation and developing strategies to overcome them within time and budget restrictions
  • adapting plan to suit specific features of site
  • identifying issues and possible solutions within established guidelines
  • interacting with enterprise personnel, customers and other contractors keeping a customer focus and considering customer needs

Planning and organising

  • identifying realistic short and long-term career objectives
  • planning and provision to meet key dates and milestones
  • gathering data for the installation of systems and equipment
  • planning the installation of fibre cable, taking into account technical, scheduling and financial considerations
  • interpreting design and relating to site characteristics
  • prioritising work according to organisation guidelines
  • running a test of network security arrangements

Self-management

  • identifying realistic short and long-term career objectives
  • identifying work to be completed
  • complying with all related OHS requirements and work practices
  • developing installation plans to ensure minimal disruption to the workplace
  • checking that tools and equipment are in safe working order and adjusted to manufacturer specification
  • relating own role to the industry and establishing own work schedule
  • using strategies to present a professional image to customers
  • interpreting and applying relevant regulations and standards

Learning

  • relating current or intended role to career objectives in a positive manner
  • giving and receiving feedback to assist in meeting team and organisation goals
  • making clients aware of opportunities that exist for system upgrades, additional services and training
  • seeking assistance from team members when necessary
  • providing suitable training and assessment opportunities for work team members
  • providing training to customers on system, product, product features and facilities

Technology

  • checking that tools and equipment are in safe working order and adjusted to manufacturer specifications
  • converging many integrated and emerging technologies
  • testing and measuring of broadband network infrastructure
  • installing and operating telecommunications equipment and products
  • installing and operating equipment and products
  • identifying, replacing or repairing faulty parts and equipment
  • undertaking relevant acceptance tests and analysing results against specified performance criteria

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 11 

3 core units, plus 

1 elective unit from Group A workplace units, plus 

7 elective units from Group B general units 

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

A maximum of two units from Group B general elective units may be substituted with two units of competency from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or Diploma level. One of those two units from Group B general elective units may be substituted from Group A workplace elective units where required by a specific job role.

Units selected from other Training Packages or accredited courses must not duplicate units selected from or available within the ICT10 Integrated Telecommunications Training Package.

CORE UNITS 

ICTPMG4152A Manage the delivery of network infrastructure

ICTTEN4081A Locate, diagnose and rectify faults

ICTSUS4185A Install and test power management software

ELECTIVE UNITS 

Group A - Workplace elective units 

BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB405B Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB407A Manage a small team

ICAICT401A Determine and confirm client business requirements

ICTTEN4003B Estimate and quote for customer telecommunications equipment installation

Group B - General elective units 

Cabling 

ICTCBL4002B Prepare design drawings and specification for a cable installation

ICTCBL4004B Schedule and supply cabling installation

ICTCBL4023B Supervise cabling project

ICTCBL4057B Test cable bearers

ICTCBL4099A Remotely locate and identify cable network faults

Digital reception technology 

ICTDRE4166A Integrate customer digital reception equipment

ICTDRE4167A Integrate data delivery modes

ICT use 

IP networks 

ICAICT405A Develop detailed technical design

ICANWK406A Install, configure and test network security

ICANWK410A Install network hardware to a network

ICANWK411A Install software to networked computers

ICANWK416A Build security into virtual private networks

ICANWK417A Build an enterprise wireless network

ICASAS301A Run standard diagnostic tests

Occupational health and safety 

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

ICTOHS2153B Work safely near power infrastructure

Optical networks 

ICTOPN4115B Install and test a dense wavelength division multiplexing system

ICTOPN4116A Use advanced optical test equipment

ICTOPN4117A Prepare activity plans and specifications for a fibre to the x installation

Project management 

ICTPMG4048B Schedule installation of customer premises equipment

Radio frequency networks 

ICTRFN4095A Conduct radio frequency measurements

ICTRFN4158A Select an antenna system for radio communications

ICTRFN4159A Test and repair cellular network equipment

ICTRFN4174A Undertake radio communications signals monitoring

ICTRFN4177A Install radio communications base station equipment

ICTRFN4178A Maintain hybrid fibre coaxial broadband cable network

Sustainability 

ICTSUS4183A Install and test renewable energy system for ICT networks

ICTSUS4184A Install and test power saving hardware

ICTSUS4186A Install thin client applications for power over ethernet

Telecommunications engineering networks 

ICTTEN3056A Install telecommunications network equipment

ICTTEN4001B Identify requirements for customer telecommunications equipment

ICTTEN4040A Assign a transmission path

ICTTEN4051A Install configuration programs on PC based customer equipment

ICTTEN4072A Effect changes to existing customer premises equipment systems and equipment

ICTTEN4073A Cut over customer premises equipment major upgrades

ICTTEN4076A Complete equipment and software upgrades

ICTTEN4078A Commission an electronic system

ICTTEN4085A Monitor, analyse and action telecommunications network alarms

ICTTEN4086A Undertake routine maintenance of the telecommunications network

ICTTEN4087A Undertake remote diagnosis and repair of network faults

ICTTEN4102A Repair telecommunication system faults

Emerging technologies 

ICTTEN4050A Install and configure a wireless mesh network

ICTTEN4126A Install and configure internet protocol TV in a home network

ICTTEN4202A Install and test a radio frequency identification system

ICTTEN4215A Install and configure internet protocol TV in a service provider network

ICTTEN4229B Design, install and configure a customer smart technology network

IP networks 

ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network

ICTTEN4199A Install, configure and test a router

ICTTEN4210A Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches

ICTTEN4211A Design, install and configure an internetwork

ICTTEN4212A Apply advanced routing protocols to network design

ICTTEN4213A Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching

ICTTEN4214A Install and maintain a wide area network

ICTTEN5201A Install, configure and test a server

Selecting electives for different outcomes 

The context of this qualification varies and this must guide the selection of elective units.

The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level but they are in no way prescriptive.

Customer computer system installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICAICT405A Develop detailed technical design
  • ICTTEN4076A Complete equipment and software upgrades
  • ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • four additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Customer premises equipment installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTTEN4051A Install configuration programs on PC based customer equipment
  • ICTTEN4072A Effect changes to existing customer premises equipment systems and equipment
  • ICTTEN4073A Cut over customer premises equipment major upgrades
  • ICTTEN4078A Commission an electronic system
  • three additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Emerging technology installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTTEN4050A Install and configure a wireless mesh network
  • ICTTEN4126A Install and configure internet protocol TV in a home network
  • ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • ICTTEN4202A Install and test a radio frequency identification system
  • ICTTEN4229B Design, install and configure a customer smart technology network
  • two additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Home network installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTTEN4126A Install and configure internet protocol TV in a home network
  • ICTDRE4166A Integrate customer digital reception equipment
  • ICTDRE4167A Integrate data delivery modes
  • ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • ICTTEN4229B Design, install and configure a customer smart technology network
  • two additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Optical network equipment installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTOPN4115B Install and test a dense wavelength division multiplexing system
  • ICTOPN4116A Use advanced optical test equipment
  • ICTOPN4117A Prepare activity plans and specifications for a fibre to the x installation
  • ICTRFN4178A Maintain hybrid fibre coaxial broadband cable network
  • three additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Network Security equipment installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICANWK406A Install, configure and test network security
  • ICANWK416A Build security into virtual private networks
  • ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • ICTTEN4199A Install, configure and test a router
  • three additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

RFID system installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICANWK411A Install software to networked computers
  • ICTTEN4078A Commission an electronic system
  • ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • ICTTEN4202A Install and test a radio frequency identification system
  • three additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

SME network installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTTEN4210A Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
  • ICTTEN4211A Design, install and configure an internetwork
  • ICTTEN4212A Apply advanced routing protocols to network design
  • ICTTEN4213A Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
  • three additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Sustainability network equipment installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTSUS4183A Install and test renewable energy system for ICT networks
  • ICTSUS4184A Install and test power saving hardware
  • ICTSUS4186A Install thin client applications for power over ethernet
  • four additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Wireless LAN installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICANWK416A Build security into virtual private networks
  • ICANWK417A Build an enterprise wireless network
  • ICANWK411A Install software to networked computers
  • ICTTEN4198A Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • three additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

Wireless network equipment installer 

Core units plus one Group A workplace elective unit plus:

  • ICTRFN4158A Select an antenna system for radio communications
  • ICTRFN4159A Test and repair cellular network equipment
  • ICTRFN4177A Install radio communications base station equipment
  • four additional units from Group B general elective units, with a maximum of one of those additional units from Group A workplace elective units as appropriate to the specific job role

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