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Unit of competency details

ICTBWN307 - Use optical measuring instruments (Release 1)

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1 1 (this release) 30/Aug/2019


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031309 Communications Equipment Installation And Maintenance  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031309 Communications Equipment Installation And Maintenance  04/Oct/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 5.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set up and use hand-held optical communications instruments to perform installations, upgrades and fault-finding on optical equipment.

It applies to telecommunications lines workers who only  use hand-held optical measuring instruments.

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

Unit Sector

Telecommunications – Broadband and Wireless Networks

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to use optical measuring instruments

1.1 Obtain approval for site access with customer or site owner prior to site entry

1.2 Identify purpose of test and type of optical measurement required

1.3 Select appropriate tools and instruments according to required measurement

1.4 Check test instruments to ensure calibration is within acceptable time frames

1.5 Identify safety hazards, assess risks and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel

2. Conduct optical measurements

2.1 Set up test equipment according to manufacturer and enterprise instructions, and safe industry practices

2.2 Test optical patch cords are functional

2.3 Inspect and clean optical connectors

2.4 Use appropriate testing techniques to assess overall system performance

2.5 Record and interpret test results, and compare with standard test specifications

3. Complete optical measurement process

3.1 Make recommendations, based on test result interpretations, to achieve optimum performance

3.2 Notify customer of work completion

3.3 Clean work area and make safe according to enterprise procedures

Foundation Skills

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Reads and interprets plans, specifications, instructions and other documentation from a variety of sources and consolidates information to determine requirements
  • Interprets and consolidates test results and data from a range of sources, against defined requirements

Writing

  • Accurately records and completes enterprise documents and correspondence using clear language and correct spelling, grammar and terminology

Oral Communication

  • Participates in verbal exchanges with key personnel using appropriate, clear and detailed language to exchange information, ideas or solutions
  • Uses listening and questioning skills to confirm understanding of requirements

Numeracy

  • Performs mathematical calculations to check, interpret and confirm results of system tests

Navigate the world of work

  • Complies with explicit policies and procedures
  • Explores and implements where identified the implicit expectations of policies and procedures

Interact with others

  • Uses a range of accepted practices for communicating in a work environment
  • Complies with work instructions and contributes effectively to work group discussions

Get the work done

  • Plans and implements routine tasks and workload, making decisions on sequencing, timing and collaboration, and seeks assistance in setting priorities
  • Makes decisions within familiar situations, based on a range of predefined or routine solutions, and evaluates the effectiveness of the outcome
  • Uses the main features and functions of digital tools to complete work tasks and access information

Range of Conditions

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. It is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Type of optical measurement must include:

  • detecting the presence of an active optical network terminal (ONT)
  • determining absolute optical power (in dBm)
  • determining insertion loss (in dB)
  • determining relative optical power level (in dB)

Instruments must include:

  • hand-held optical power meter
  • hand-held optical source
  • handheld optical fibre identifier (OFI-FTTx)
  • active optical network termination (ONT) detector
  • optical loss test set (OLTS)
  • passive optical network (PON) meter

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit. New unit.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are available from VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 5.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria, and foundation skills, and to:

  • comply with all job requirements and work health and safety (WHS) regulations, standards and work practices
  • confirm calibration within appropriate dates of instruments
  • operate the following equipment:
  • hand-held optical power meter
  • hand-held optical source
  • handheld optical fibre identifier (OFI-FTTx)
  • active optical network termination (ONT) detector
  • optical loss test set (OLTS)
  • passive optical network (PON) meter
  • perform the following optical measurements:
  • detect the presence of an active ONT
  • determine absolute optical power (in dBm)
  • determine insertion loss (in dB)
  • determine relative optical power level (in dB).

Note: Evidence must be provided at least once when a specific volume or frequency is not stated.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria, and foundation skills, which includes knowledge about:

  • site-specific safety requirements and enterprise WHS processes and procedures
  • instruments used in measuring optical power levels including:
  • hand-held optical power meter
  • hand-held optical source
  • handheld OFI-FTTx
  • active ONT detector
  • OLTS
  • PON meter
  • types of measurements and their respective interpretation for optical wavelengths
  • consequences of mating contaminated optical connectors
  • data recording using unit decibels (dBm)
  • variations between optical connector adaptor types
  • optical spectrum limits and allocations
  • safe handling procedures with optical fibres.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be assessed in a workplace or simulated environment where conditions are typical of those in a telecommunications work environment or workplace.

Access is required to:

  • site/s where measuring instruments can be used
  • plant, tools and equipment currently used in industry
  • relevant regulatory and equipment documentation that impacts on work activities.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are available from VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2