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.

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Leah is able to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances.

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

Leah is able to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. She can take a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

ICTPMG503 Prepare a project brief

Leah is able to prepare a brief for realising a telecommunications project, including costing, vendor and technology choices, scheduling and resourcing.

ICTPMG504 Prepare project specifications

Leah is able to develop specifications for a telecommunications project, including switching, transmission and radio networks, and the various transmission paths including cable, optical fibre, radio, microwave and satellite.

ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications

Leah is able to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client and produce viable business solutions.

ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch

Leah is able to undertake local area network (LAN) switch installation, configuration and testing in field work. She can also apply to switching protocols and diagnostics required for integrating new and converging functionalities to the network.

ICTTEN512 Design and implement an enterprise voice over

Leah is able to design and implement infrastructure required to enable enterprises to use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and other packet-based services using converging network technologies.

ICTRFN502 Test and measure cellular phone and network equipment performance

Leah is able to analyse test results and recommend modifications to the network.

ICTRFN503 Evaluate and analyse radio frequency signal coverage plots

Leah is able to combine technical radio communications skills with organisational and administrative skills to generate and evaluate coverage maps in a range of commercial and community contexts for radio and television broadcasting, radio base station coverage, and point-to-point links.

ICTOPN501 Plan and configure dense wavelength division multiplexing systems

Leah is able to prepare activity plans and specifications required to deploy a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical network suitable for a metropolitan area network (MAN) or long haul applications.

ICTOPN502 Perform acceptance and commissioning tests on optical network

Leah is able to conduct acceptance tests and commissioning tests on optical networks, including the optical portion of broadband hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) networks, fibre to the x (FTTx) passive optical networks (PONs) and metropolitan and long haul dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks.

ICTTEN502 Design a telecommunications project

Leah is able to scope requirements, assess land site suitability, arrange site acquisition, and produce building design plans for a telecommunications building project.