Unit of competency details

UEENEEF108A - Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 16/Mar/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to UEENEEF008B - Select and arrange equipment for wireless networks 15/Mar/2012

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UEP12 - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 2.0-2.1 
UEP - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.0 
UEE11 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 1.0-1.5 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UEP40618 - Certificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - ElectricalCertificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - Electrical 
UEP40612 - Certificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - ElectricalCertificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - Electrical 1-2 
UEE61811 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Computer SystemsAdvanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Computer Systems 1-4 
UEE61711 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - ElectronicsAdvanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electronics 1-5 
UEE61111 - Advanced Diploma of Automated Systems Maintenance EngineeringAdvanced Diploma of Automated Systems Maintenance Engineering 1-4 
UEE60411 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems EngineeringAdvanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering 1-5 
UEE60211 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications EngineeringAdvanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 1-4 
UEE50511 - Diploma of Electronics and Communications EngineeringDiploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 1-4 
UEE50111 - Diploma of Computer Systems EngineeringDiploma of Computer Systems Engineering 1-4 
UEE43211 - Certificate IV in Industrial Automation and ControlCertificate IV in Industrial Automation and Control 1-4 
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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  07/Aug/2012 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1) Scope: 

1.1) Descriptor 

This unit covers selecting and arranging of wireless access devices, routers and switches for local area and wide area networks intended for connection to a telecommunications network. The unit encompasses selecting compliant equipment, developing LAN/WAN arrangements that comply with regulation, based on calculated and deemed-to-comply solutions and completing network documentation.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

2) 

This unit is intended as an additional competency to relevant competencies previously acquired and is therefore not applicable to those entering work.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

License to practice 

3)  

The skills and knowledge described in this unit do not require a license to practice in the workplace. However practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safe and contracts of training such as new apprenticeships.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite Unit(s) 

4)  

Competencies 

4.1) 

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.

UEENEEE101A

Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Literacy and numeracy skills 

4.2)  

Participants are best equipped to achieve competency in this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 Literacy and Numeracy

Reading

3

Writing

3

Numeracy

3

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

5)  

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

6)  Elements describe the essential outcomes of a competency standard unit

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1

Prepare to select equipment.

1.1

The extent and nature of the communications network is determined from job specifications.

1.2

Safety and other regulatory requirements to which the wireless network area shall comply are identified, obtained and understood.

2

Arrange locations of equipment and cable routes.

2.1

Location of equipment is arranged to comply with job specifications and regulatory requirements.

2.2

Cable routes are planned to ensure maximum lengths specified by standards and the manufacturer are not exceeded.

2.3

Cable routes are planned to comply with job specifications and regulatory requirements.

2.4

Earthing is arranged to comply with job specifications and regulatory requirements.

3

Select cables and equipment.

3.1

Cables types are selected for suitability for the environments in which they are to be installed, performance required, and regulatory requirements.

3.2

Cable sizes are selected to meet capacity and performance requirements.

3.3

Earthing components are selected to meet regulatory and earthing requirements.

3.4

Evidence is obtained that network equipment selected complies with safety requirements.

3.5

Electronic equipment types are selected for suitability for the environments in which they are to be installed, performance required, and regulatory requirements.

4

Document communications network.

4.1

Reasons for selections made, including calculations, are documented in accordance with established procedures.

4.2

Wireless networks equipment for arrangement and specifications for all selected items are documented in accordance with established procedures and forwarded to appropriate person(s).

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

8)  This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices and selecting and arranging equipment for wireless networks.

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies.

KS01-EF108A Wireless network equipment, selection and arrangements 

Evidence shall show an understanding of wireless network equipment selection and arrangements, applying safe working practices and relevant Standards, Codes and Regulations to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1. Operating systems and networks

  • Operating system fundamentals
  • Networking fundamentals
  • Physical components of a network
  • Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) encompassing:
  • Network Services
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Installation and boot processes

T2. Wireless network components for local area and wide area networks

  • Types of devices, routers , switches and cables
  • Construction and operating principles
  • Selection of compliant components and cables

T3. Wireless network configurations

  • LAN/WAN arrangements and component locations
  • Cable routing
  • Earthing
  • Compliance with job specifications and regulation/s
  • Calculated and deemed-to-comply solutions and completing network documentation.

T4. Wireless network security

T5. Wireless network documentation

  • Purpose and extent of maintaining work activities records in an enterprise
  • Types of records for maintaining work activities in an enterprise
  • Methods for recording and maintaining work records
  • Work records required by regulation requirements
  • Established procedures and appropriate person(s).
  • Reasons for selections made, including calculations
  • Wireless networks equipment for arrangement and specifications for all selected items

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

9)  This provides essential advice for assessment of the unit and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria and the range statement of the unit and the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.

The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this unit. It must be used in conjunction with all parts of the unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Overview of Assessment 

9.1) 

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment, such as Profiling, require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time. This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention. It is the industry-preferred model for apprenticeships. However, where summative (or final) assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or, at a minimum, the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment. It is recognised that, in some circumstances, assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace. However, it must be in accordance with industry and regulatory policy.

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors. These include the extent of the assessment, the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place, access to physical resources, additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed.

The critical safety nature of working with electricity, electrical equipment, gas or any other hazardous substance/material carries risk in deeming a person competent. Sources of evidence need to be rich in nature to minimise error in judgment.

Activities associated with normal everyday work have a bearing on the decision as to how much and how detailed the data gathered will contribute to its richness . Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practised. These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments. Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

9.2) 

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met.

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically. Each element and associated performance criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines UEE11 . Evidence shall also comprise:

  • A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to:
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices, including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range statement
  • Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the performance criteria and range statement
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit. It may be required by some jurisdictions that RTOs provide a percentile graded result for the purpose of regulatory or licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of skills enabling employment
  • Conduct work observing the relevant Anti Discrimination legislation, regulations, polices and workplace procedures
  • Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below:
  • Select and arrange equipment for wireless networks as described in 8) and including:

A

Arranging network to comply with safety and other regulatory and functional requirements

B

Selecting appropriate types and sizes of cables

C

Arranging network equipment

D

Selecting appropriate earthing components

E

Documenting installation arrangement, specification for items selected and reasons for the selections made

F

Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with the above listed items.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

9.3) 

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures, information and resources typical of a workplace. This should include:

  • OHS policy and work procedures and instructions.
  • Suitable work environment, facilities, equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this unit.

These should be used in the formal learning/assessment environment.

Note:

Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment, conditions must be authentic and as far as possible reproduce and replicate the workplace and be consistent with the approved industry simulation policy.

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to selecting and arranging equipment for wireless networks.

Method of assessment 

9.4) 

This unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume 1, Part 3 Assessment Guidelines .

Note:

Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this competency standard unit applies. This requires assessment in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learning/assessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills described in this unit.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units 

9.5) 

Nil

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

10)  This relates to the unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the performance criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This unit shall be demonstrated in relation to selecting and arranging equipment for wireless networks comprising a representative range of network wireless components.

Generic terms used throughout this Vocational Standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated. The definition of these and other terms that apply are given in Volume 2, Part 2.1.

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Competency Field

Competency Field 

11)  

Data and Voice Communications

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