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Qualification details

ICT51015 - Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICT50110 - Diploma of Optical NetworksUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Packaging rules updated. Core units reduced to one 13/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICT50210 - Diploma of Telecommunications Network EngineeringUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Packaging rules updated. Core units reduced to one 13/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICT50310 - Diploma of Telecommunications ManagementUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Packaging rules updated. Core units reduced to one 13/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICT50410 - Diploma of Radio Frequency NetworksUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Packaging rules updated. Core units reduced to one 13/Jan/2016

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


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBDES501 - Implement design solutionsImplement design solutions Elective
BSBDES502 - Establish, negotiate and refine a design briefEstablish, negotiate and refine a design brief Elective
BSBDES601 - Manage design realisationManage design realisation Elective
BSBDES602 - Research global design trendsResearch global design trends Elective
BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans Elective
BSBPMG521 - Manage project integrationManage project integration Elective
BSBPMG522 - Undertake project workUndertake project work Elective
BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Core
BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplaceEnsure a safe workplace Core
BSBWHS504 - Manage WHS risksManage WHS risks Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 313200 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0313 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Telecommunications Equipment,Telecommunications Computer Systems,Data Communications,Telecommunications Engineering 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Telecommunications Photonics Technical Officer,Radio Frequency Telecommunications Technical Specialist,Specialist Network Infrastructure Installer,Telecommunications Computer Systems Technician,Telecommunications Business Manager,Telecommunications Technical Specialist (Optical Networking),Telecommunications Technical Officer,Telecommunications Engineer,Telecommunications Field Engineer,Senior Specialist Technician (Telecommunications) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 313200 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 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 421 Diploma 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 technical specialist, with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology (IT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

An individual in this role can install, test and commission voice and data communications networks in medium to large enterprises using next generation networks technologies. They canprovide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering the installation and upgrade of large telecommunications and IT networks including local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), IP based protocol systems, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and unified communications networks, secured networks, cellular mobile networks, microwave systems, wireless and wired line networks, databases, routers, switches and servers.

The following specialisations can be achieved through selection of specific units of competency:

  • Management
  • Network Engineering
  • Optical Networks
  • Radio Communications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those individuals who:

  • Have completed a Certificate IV or Diploma from the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

or

  • Have completed a Certificate III in Telecommunications with at least one year full time equivalent and relevant telecommunications practical experience.

or

  • Have completed a Certificate III or a Certificate IV qualification in related technical fields of study with at least one year full time equivalent and relevant telecommunications practical experience.

or

Have completed a minimum of three years equivalent full-time experience in the telecommunications industry with particular technical experience in; installation of cabling; diagnosis and rectification of telecommunications system faults; and the delivery and operation of network infrastructure, for core and access networks in accordance with industry regulations and legislative requirements.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12 

5 core units  plus

7 electives  units

The electives consist of:

  • up to 7 units selected from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at AQF Level 5 or above.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the 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 

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

ICTPMG503 Prepare a project brief

ICTPMG504 Prepare project specifications

ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications

Elective Units 

Group A General administration 

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

ICTICT508 Evaluate vendor products and equipment

ICTEDU501 Develop and deliver training associated with new and modified products

ICTPRO501 Develop training, marketing and sales resources for telecommunications products

ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

ICTTEN502 Design a telecommunications project

Group B General ICT 

ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network

ICTCMP501 Undertake radio communications site audit

ICTICT516 Test telecommunications network using virtual instruments

ICTPMG502 Develop customer premises equipment installation project plans

ICTTEN503 Design an electronic system for a telecommunications network

ICTTEN504 Acceptance test new systems and equipment

ICTTEN505 Commission telecommunications network equipment

ICTTEN506 Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network

ICTTEN507 Cut over new and replacement network equipment

ICTTEN508 Locate, diagnose and rectify complex faults

ICTTEN509 Provide expert advice and support on complex faults

ICTTEN510 Undertake planned outage management

ICTTEN511 Administer a data communications network

ICTTEN512 Design and implement an enterprise voice over internet protocol and a unified communications network

ICTTEN515 Dimension and design a radio frequency identification system

ICTTEN517 Plan a wireless mesh network

Group C Radio communications 

ICTRFN501 Test cellular handset enhancements and international roaming agreements

ICTRFN502 Test and measure cellular phone and network equipment performance

ICTRFN503 Evaluate and analyse radio frequency signal coverage plots

ICTRFN601 Monitor the capacity of and recommend changes to the cellular mobile network

ICTRFN602 Produce and evaluate architecture designs for WiMAX networks

Group D Network engineering and management  

ICTNPL503 Apply service measures and demand forecasting to products and services planning

Group E Optical and network engineering 

ICTOPN501 Plan and configure dense wavelength division multiplexing systems

ICTOPN502 Perform acceptance and commissioning tests on optical network

ICTOPN503 Plan for an optical system upgrade and cut over

ICTOPN504 Test and commission a dense wavelength division multiplexing transmission system

ICTOPN505 Test the performance of specialised optical devices

ICTOPN506 Analyse and integrate specialised optical devices in the network

Group F Management 

BSBDES501 Implement design solutions

BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

BSBDES601 Manage design realisation

BSBDES602 Research global design trends

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks

ICTNPL401 Apply business acumen to network planning

ICTNPL409 Apply knowledge of regulation and legislation for the telecommunications industry

ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan

Group G Network engineering 

ICTNPL501 Develop planning strategies for core network design

ICTNPL502 Develop planning strategies for access network design

ICTNPL504 Develop planning strategies for building environment design

ICTTEN501 Provide consultancy and technical support in the customer premises equipment sector

ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch

ICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server

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.

Minimum elective units required for the specific specialisations are described below.

Management 

Select the following 5 units:

  • ICTNPL401 Apply business acumen to network planning
  • ICTNPL409 Apply knowledge of regulation and legislation for the telecommunications industry
  • ICTNPL503 Apply service measures and demand forecasting to products and services planning
  • ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan
  • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans.

The remaining 2 electives must be selected from Groups A, D and F only.

Network Engineering 

Select the following 4 units:

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • ICTTEN502 Design a telecommunications project
  • ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch
  • ICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server.

The remaining 3 electives must be selected from Groups A, B, C, D, E, and G only.

Optical Network 

Select the following 5 units:

  • ICTOPN501 Plan and configure dense wavelength division multiplexing systems
  • ICTOPN502 Perform acceptance and commissioning tests on optical network
  • ICTOPN503 Plan for an optical system upgrade and cut over
  • ICTOPN504 Test and commission a dense wavelength division multiplexing transmission system
  • ICTOPN506 Analyse and integrate specialised optical devices in the network.

The remaining 2 electives must be selected from Groups A, B and E only.

Radio Communications 

Select the following 5 units:

  • ICTRFN502 Test and measure cellular phone and network equipment performance
  • ICTRFN503 Evaluate and analyse radio frequency signal coverage plots
  • ICTRFN602 Produce and evaluate architecture designs for WiMAX networks
  • ICTTEN502 Design a telecommunications project
  • ICTTEN517 Plan a wireless mesh network.

The remaining 2 electives must be selected from Groups A, B and C only.

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

ICT50110

Diploma of Optical Networks

ICT50210 Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

ICT50310 Diploma of Telecommunications Management

ICT50410 Diploma of Radio Frequency Networks

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages.

Changes to core units and packaging rules.

Increased total number of units required.

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