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Unit of competency details

ICTTEN201 - Use electrical skills in telecommunications work (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICTTEN2008A - Use electrical skills in telecommunications workUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 13/Jan/2016
Is superseded by ICTTEN208 - Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks 29/Aug/2019

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


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
ICT41215 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering TechnologyCertificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering TechnologySuperseded1-2 
ICT20315 - Certificate II in Telecommunications TechnologyCertificate II in Telecommunications TechnologySuperseded
ICT30118 - Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and TechnologyCertificate III in Information, Digital Media and TechnologySuperseded
CPP20319 - Certificate II in Technical SecurityCertificate II in Technical SecurityCurrent1-2 
ICT30115 - Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and TechnologyCertificate III in Information, Digital Media and TechnologySuperseded
ICT30215 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Digital Reception TechnologyCertificate III in Telecommunications Digital Reception TechnologyDeleted
CUA30815 - Certificate III in Broadcast TechnologyCertificate III in Broadcast TechnologySuperseded
ICT20215 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and OperateCertificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and OperateSuperseded1-3 
ICT30415 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and OperateCertificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and OperateSuperseded1-3 
ICT30315 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Rigging InstallationCertificate III in Telecommunications Rigging InstallationDeleted
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

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

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for an entry- level worker to use electrical skills, working with analog and digital, cabling and wireless networking in telecommunications.

It applies to individuals who undertake basic testing, circuit building, and evaluation of cable and wireless devices, and who may work in domestic, commercial or industrial situations.

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

Unit Sector

Telecommunications – Telecommunications Networks Engineering

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Connect up, test and verify DC and AC circuitry

1.1 Identify any hazards and work health and safety (WHS) issues for a safe work site, and notify appropriate personnel

1.2 Connect a series and a parallel DC and AC circuit configuration following safe work practices

1.3 Choose appropriate test equipment and measure values of electrical quantities of circuits

1.4 Use calculations to verify measured values of electrical quantities in a series and in a parallel circuit configuration

1.5 Compare measured values to calculated values, and determine reasons for any variations

1.6 Measure low voltage (LV), extra low voltage (ELV) or telecommunications network voltage (TNV) to determine if values are within equipment or power supply specifications

1.7 Use appropriate test equipment to measure AC voltage (multimeter) or AC current (clamp meter) in a safe manner that does not require an LV circuit to be disconnected

1.8 Test residual current devices (RCD) or earth leakage devices to ensure they are operational prior to working with AC mains powered equipment, power supplies and tools

1.9 Evaluate results and determine probable faults, if relevant

2. Evaluate analog and digital signals

2.1 Compare characteristics of an analog signal and a digital signal

2.2 Produce a layout using building blocks to represent a typical analog and a digital circuit showing different characteristics between an analog signal and a digital signal

2.3 Produce 4-bit binary codes with their decimal equivalent to represent output voltages of a digital to analog converter

2.4 Choose appropriate test equipment and measure output voltage of a digital device for high and low logic states

3. Perform cable selection

3.1 Compare basic transmission characteristics of different types of cables used in telecommunications and select the most appropriate cable type to suit application characteristics

3.2 Connect two devices with a patch cable and test the connection

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

2.1, 3.1

  • Interprets textual information to inform decision- making process

Writing

2.2

  • Uses industry specific language to produce technical documentation

Oral Communication

1.1

  • Articulates specific concerns and issues clearly and listens to and acts on responses of others

Numeracy

1.4-1.6, 1.9, 2.2,

2.4

  • Performs basic calculations to check data, make predictions and make comparisons
  • Selects and uses appropriate tools to take measurements, analyse results and perform calculations

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.8

  • Follows legislative requirements and organisational protocols, policies and procedures relevant to own role

Get the work done

1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9,

2.3, 2.4, 3.1

  • Determines job sequence and works logically and systematically to undertake clearly defined tasks
  • Analyses task requirements to decide on appropriate equipment and practices
  • Applies problem-solving processes to locate and resolve faults, and reviews impact of decisions

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

ICTTEN2008A Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

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

Performance Evidence

Evidence of ability to:

  • use fundamental electrical principles to solve basic AC and DC electrical problems
  • connect and test an AC and DC circuit
  • evaluate and compare characteristics of analog and digital signals
  • compare and select cables according to transmission characteristics.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe principles of AC and DC electricity and how it impacts telecommunications work including:
  • AC and DC electrical SI units of measurement
  • work health and safety (WHS) issues
  • Ohm’s law and other relevant calculations
  • circuit configuration
  • identify and describe common AC and DC faults, fault finding techniques and use of testing equipment
  • explain application of binary to decimal conversion and vice versa
  • describe principles of analog and digital electronics and building blocks common to analog and digital circuits
  • explain the distinction between analog and digital signals and devices
  • explain encoding techniques and their application in wired, wireless and optical communications systems
  • outline features and applications of unshielded twisted pair (UTP), coaxial and fibre cables
  • list typical electronic devices, cable types and their applications
  • explain modulation techniques used in wired, wireless and optical communications systems
  • explain techniques to convert analog to digital and digital to analog
  • describe characteristics of signal transmission
  • list and describe common telecommunications cables and the characteristics of use and application.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the Telecommunications Network Engineering field of work and include access to:

  • appropriate AC and DC testing equipment
  • manufacturer's documentation and equipment
  • safety equipment.

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