Assessor Resource

Design and manage enterprise networks

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: January 2019


This unit applies to any recognised development program that leads to the acquisition of a formal award at AQF level 6.



This unit covers designing, managing, monitoring and diagnosing enterprise servers. It encompasses safe working practices, designing and managing Domain Name Server (DNS), Email servers, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Remote access servers, Network Address Translation (N/AT), Directory services, Authentication Servers and documenting all designing and managing activities.

Note: This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology - engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

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Prerequisite Unit(s)


2.1) Competencies

There are no prerequisite competencies for this unit.

Employability Skills


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.

Evidence Required

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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 this unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Overview of Assessment


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


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 - UEE07'. 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:

Design and manage enterprise networks as described in 8) and including:


Analysing business requirements.


Analysing technical requirements.


Obtaining approval for network design specification.


Designing a practical network in compliance with specifications and industry standards.


Implementing network design.


Diagnosing and rectifying the cause of network malfunctions effectively.


Documenting justification for network solutions.


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


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 in this unit.

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


Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment, conditions for assessment 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 design and manage enterprise networks.

Method of assessment


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

Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this 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


There are no concurrent assessment recommendations for this unit.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe work practices and designing and managing enterprise networks.

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

The extent of the essential knowledge and associated skills (EKAS) required is given in Volume 2 - Part 2.2 EKAS. It forms an integral part of this unit.

Network services design processes


Network services management processes


Occupational Health and Safety principles

8) 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 design and management of any enterprise network consisting of multiple sites and users and is to provide users with email and Internet access, shared resources and security.

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.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood. 
The extent of the network to be designed is determined from design brief and/or in consultation with appropriate persons. 
Business requirements of the enterprise are analysed taking into account existing and projected business model, organisational and Information Technology management structures. 
Consideration is given to factors that will have an impact on the design such as business priorities, growth, growth strategy, regulatory framework, risk, and cost. 
Existing and planned technical and environment goals of the enterprise are evaluated and documented. (See Note 1) 
Consideration is given to technical factors that will have an impact on the design. (See Note 2) 
Client access and end-user needs and usage patterns and disaster recovery requirements are evaluated and documented. 
Design specification is written using information obtained from the analysis and evaluations of enterprise business and technical requirements. 
Network specification is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority. 
Alterations to the network specification resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation's policy. 
Knowledge and complexities of alternative network infrastructures and currently available technologies are applied to network design. (See Note 3) 
Network design is developed to incorporate all required Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, Internet connectivity and implementation and management strategies. 
Risk management strategies are sought and obtained for incorporating into the network design. 
Network design is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies. 
Network design proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures. 
Network design is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority. 
Alterations to the network design resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation's policy. 
Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s). 
OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed. 
Server and client computer hardware are installed and configures in compliance with design specifications and network industry standards. (See Note 4) 
User and Group objects objects are created and group policy implemented. (Notes 5 and 6) 
Directory services, data storage, shared resources Internet information services, remote access and network security are managed to ensure effective operation of the network. (Notes 7 to 11) 
Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions. 
Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards. 
OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed. 
Network operation is monitored and malfunctions are diagnosed to ascertain their cause using network diagnostic tools. (Note 12) 
Network malfunctions are rectified using effective techniques and drawing knowledge of network topology and complexities of network interactivity. 
Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions. 
Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards. 
Written justification is produced for enterprise network services solutions and forwarded to appropriate person/s in accordance with established procedures. 
Network service development records are maintained in accordance with established procedures. 


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