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Qualification details

ICT20315 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ICT20113 - Certificate II in Telecommunications TechnologyUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changed Packaging Rules Changed Core Units 13/Jan/2016
Supersedes ICT20213 - Certificate II in TelecommunicationsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changed Packaging Rules Changed Core Units 13/Jan/2016
Supersedes ICT20313 - Certificate II in Telecommunications CablingUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changed Packaging Rules Changed Core Units 13/Jan/2016
Is superseded by ICT20319 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology 29/Aug/2019
Supersedes ICT20413 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Digital Reception TechnologyUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changed Packaging Rules Changed Core Units 13/Jan/2016
Supersedes ICT20513 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Fixed Wireless and Rigging InstallationUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changed Packaging Rules Changed Core Units 13/Jan/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 14/Jan/2016


Units of competency

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ICTSAS203 - Connect hardware peripheralsConnect hardware peripheralsElective
ICTICT206 - Install software applicationsInstall software applicationsElective
ICTTEN203 - Install and configure a home or small office networkInstall and configure a home or small office networkElective
ICTCMP202 - Perform restricted customer premises broadband cabling work: ACMA Restricted RulePerform restricted customer premises broadband cabling work: ACMA Restricted RuleElective
HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationProvide cardiopulmonary resuscitationElective
ICTTEN201 - Use electrical skills in telecommunications workUse electrical skills in telecommunications workCore
ICTCBL206 - Alter services to existing cable systemAlter services to existing cable systemElective
ICTRFN304 - Construct and test a radio communications deviceConstruct and test a radio communications deviceElective
ICTCBL201 - Install customer cable support systemsInstall customer cable support systemsElective
ICTRFN201 - Install a satellite antennaInstall a satellite antennaElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 899914 Electrical Or Telecommunications Trades Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0313 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Telecommunications Equipment,Data Communications,Entertainment Systems and Servicing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Digital Reception Equipment Installer,Cable TV Service Technicians,NBN Infrastructure Linesworker,Field and Applications Cabler (Video and Broadband),Data Cabler,Telecommunications Network Access Worker,Radio Telecommunications Equipment Installer,Telecommunications Cable Jointer,Antennae Equipment Installer,NBN Installer,IP Based Network Installer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899914 Electrical Or Telecommunications Trades Assistant 24/Jun/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0313 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology 24/Jun/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 14/Jan/2016 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 2.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a new entrant into the telecommunications industry who can apply a range of competencies in a varied work context from installation to operation of telecommunications equipment and products.

The qualification has a generic outcome if no specialisation has been undertaken. When a specialisation has been selected then the qualification has one of the following outcomes.

Cabling 

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for the installation of telecommunications equipment, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises.

Networking 

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for a limited range of digital reception equipment for either a customer or an enterprise. They would perform limited fault finding on a range of digital reception equipment for both cable TV and free to air TV reception.

Radio Communications 

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for the installation and maintenance of telecommunications radio communications equipment installed in base stations. It prepares an individual for entry to the industry in a general area of installation of telecommunication radio communications equipment and connection of wireless base stations.

Rigging 

This specialisation reflects the role of an operator for the installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment installed on structures requiring rigging skills. It prepares an individual for entry to the industry in a specialised area of installation of telecommunication equipment on high structures including radio towers or for installation and connection of wireless base stations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Cabling at the customer premises must be carried out according 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.

Refer to "Pathways to ACMA Cabling Provider Rules - Cabling registration" and the mandatory industry practical hours required for registration.

Dogging and rigging are classified under the National Standards for licensing persons performing high risk work. Age restrictions apply to eligibility for licencing. Please refer to the relevant federal and state legislation to ensure compliance with the regulations.

Entry Requirements

Nil

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15 

6 core units  plus

9 elective  units

The elective units consist of:

  • up to 9 may be from any group of elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units from elsewhere in this Training Package, or another currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at AQF Level 2 or 3.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Units selected from other Training Packages or accredited courses must not duplicate units selected from, or available within, the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

Refer to the Specialisations information below, and to the Companion Volume Implementation Guide, for advice about choosing electives to support specialisations in particular sectors of the information and communications industry.

Core Units 

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

ICTTEN202 Use hand and power tools

ICTTEN207 Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

ICTWOR201 Work effectively in telecommunications technology

Elective Units 

Group A Radio communications and rigging 

ICTTCR201 Use rigging practices and systems on telecommunications network structures

ICTTCR202 Use operational safety in a telecommunications rigging environment

ICTTCR203 Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level*

ICTRFN201 Install a satellite antenna

ICTRFN202 Install a terrestrial antenna

ICTRFN304 Construct and test a radio communications device

Group B Cabling 

ICTCBL201 Install customer cable support systems

ICTCBL202 Place and secure customer cable

ICTCBL203 Terminate metallic conductor customer cable

ICTCBL204 Install functional and protective telecommunications earthing system

ICTCBL205 Joint metallic conductor cable on customer premises

ICTCBL206 Alter services to existing cable system

ICTCBL207 Haul underground cable

ICTCBL208 Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for carriers and service providers

ICTCBL209 Joint and terminate coaxial cable

ICTCBL210 Install a telecommunications service to a building

ICTCBL211 Install an above ground equipment enclosure

ICTCBL212 Erect aerial cable supports

ICTCBL213 Construct underground telecommunications infrastructure

ICTCBL214 Fix aerial cable

ICTCBL215 Joint metallic conductor cable in access network

ICTCBL219 Apply safe technical work practices for cabling registration when configuring an ADSL circuit

ICTCBL220 Install a cable lead-in

ICTCBL236 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule*

ICTCMP201 Organise and monitor cabling to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards

ICTCMP202 Perform restricted customer premises broadband cabling work: ACMA Restricted Rule*

Group C Networking 

ICTTEN203 Install and configure a home or small office network

ICTTEN204 Install and configure a small to medium business network

ICTTEN205 Build and maintain a secure network

ICTTEN206 Operate new media software packages

Group D General 

BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

ICTICT206 Install software applications

ICTPMG201 Prepare site for support installation

ICTPMG202 Plan, organise and undertake work activities

ICTSAS203 Connect hardware peripherals

ICTWHS201 Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs

ICTWHS202 Work safely in a radio frequency electromagnetic radiation environment

ICTWHS203 Work safely near power infrastructure

Specialisations 

The use of specialist streams is appropriate for this qualification in accordance with the AQF, Standards for Training Packages and the packaging rules. Where a specialist stream is achieved, testamurs must show the appropriate specialisation in brackets. Refer to the Companion Volume Implementation Guide for further advice about specialisations.

The minimum elective units required for the specific specialisations are described below. 

Cabling  

(Note: See licencing information in the ICT Companion Volume Implementation Guide regarding ACMA registration)

Select at least 6 electives from Group B Cabling.

Networking 

Select at least 4 electives from Group C Networking.

Radio Communications 

Select the following 3 elective units:

  • ICTRFN201 Install a satellite antenna
  • ICTRFN202 Install a terrestrial antenna
  • ICTRFN304 Construct and test a radio communications device
  • plus at least 1 more from Group A Radio communications and rigging.

Rigging 

(Note: This specialisation is not suitable for delivery in a school as a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program. See information in the ICT Companion Volume Implementation Guide regarding licencing for dogging and rigging.)

Select the following 4 elective units from Group A Radio communications and rigging:

  • ICTTCR202 Use operational safety in a telecommunications rigging environment
  • ICTTCR203 Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures
  • CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level*.

*Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

Unit in this qualification

Prerequisite unit

CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

ICTCBL236 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule

ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

ICTCMP202 Perform restricted customer premises broadband cabling work: ACMA Restricted Rule

ICTCBL236 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule

OR

ICTCBL201 Install customer cable support systems, and ICTCBL202 Place and secure customer cable, and ICTCBL203 Terminate metallic conductor customer cable, and ICTCMP201 Organise and monitor cabling to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICT20315 Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

ICT20113 Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

ICT20213 Certificate II in Telecommunications

ICT20313 Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

ICT20413 Certificate II in Telecommunications Digital Reception Technology

ICT20513 Certificate II in Telecommunications Fixed Wireless and Rigging Installation

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages.

Changed packaging rules.

Changed core units.

No equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2