This qualification prepares an individual for entry into the telecommunications industry and its convergent technologies, including radio, optical, data and internet protocol (IP) networks.

ICTCBL306 Locate and identify cable system faults

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to locate and identify cable system faults in communications cables at enterprise and client premises sites. The cable types may be telecommunications digital, voice, data and active format description (AFD) in digital TV cabling.

ICTTEN201 Use electrical skills in telecommunications work

Shirin has 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.

ICTTEN202 Use hand and power tools

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to safely use hand and power tools in the workshop and on the worksite.

ICTTEN207 Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required for entry-level installations and testing for internet protocol (IP) based telecommunications networking, using convergent technologies to deliver services of Next Generation Networks (NGN).

ICTTEN302 Install telecommunications network equipment

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to effectively install and test telecommunications network equipment. It includes processes for checking plans, obtaining equipment, and handling equipment and supplies.

ICTWOR201 Work effectively in telecommunications technology

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to recognise the various sectors of the telecommunications industry and to perform individual work and work with others in telecommunications technology.

ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to follow safe working practices and environmental policy in the management of a telecommunications workplace.

ICTBWN301 Perform tests on optical communication system and components

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to test optical communication systems and components in the field using portable test instruments

ICTBWN303 Install lead-in module and cable for fibre to the premises

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to install a lead-in module and its associated cable for a fibre to the premises (FTTP) installation. Optical networks and FTTP are part of the strategies by service providers using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) to deliver very high speed broadband capacity through the access network for the National Broadband Network (NBN) initiative.

ICTBWN305 Use optical and radio frequency measuring instruments

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to set up and use hand-held optical and radio frequency (RF) communications instruments to perform installations, upgrades and fault-finding on optical and RF equipment.

ICTCBL220 Install a cable lead-in

Shirin has skills and knowledge required to install indoor and outdoor aerial and underground lead-ins for client installations of a new metallic or optical cable installation, or upgrade for an existing network or subsystem, or cabling infrastructure for convergence to next generation networks (NGN) digital reception and broadband.

ICTCBL304 Perform cable and system test on customer premises

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to test the performance of copper telecommunications cable on customer premises for the purpose of commissioning, fault identification or routine maintenance. It includes ensuring a safe and secure work environment while work is being undertaken.

ICTCBL308 Install underground cable

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to install underground cable for all communications applications in access networks or client premises.

ICTTEN309 Provide infrastructure for telecommunications network customer equipment

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to install supporting infrastructure for telecommunications equipment and associated hardware, including access equipment and associated media, power and monitoring equipment, and alarm systems.

ICTWOR301 Organise resources

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to organise resources for a telecommunications project in a client environment, including preparing and evaluating tenders, organising equipment and labour resources, and client training.

ICTWOR303 Schedule resources

Shirin has the skills and knowledge required to undertake scheduling of resources for a new installation or upgrade of an existing system for all telecommunications applications including telephony, data, video and multimedia.