Total number of units = 12

6 Core units plus

6 Electives units

The elective units consist of:

6 units selected from any of the elective groups listed below.

A maximum of two elective units may be substituted with two units of competency from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at AQF Level 5 or 6.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Units selected from other Training Packages or accredited courses must not duplicate units selected from or available within the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.


add topic BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

add topic BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic ICTNPL501 Develop planning strategies for core network design

add topic ICTNPL502 Develop planning strategies for access network design

add topic ICTNPL503 Apply service measures and demand forecasting to products and services planning

add topic ICTNPL504 Develop planning strategies for building environment design


Financial management

add topic BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections


add topic ICTEDU501 Develop and deliver training associated with new and modified products


add topic BSBDES501 Implement design solutions

add topic BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

add topic BSBDES601 Manage design realisation

add topic BSBDES602 Research global design trends

Network planning

add topic ICTNPL601 Plan the development and growth of the telecommunications network

Project management

add topic ICTPMG503 Prepare a project brief

add topic ICTPMG504 Prepare project specifications

add topic ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan

Product skills and advice

add topic ICTPRO501 Develop training, marketing and sales resources for telecommunications products


add topic ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

Telecommunications engineering networks

add topic ICTTEN501 Provide consultancy and technical support in the customer premises equipment sector

add topic ICTTEN517 Plan a wireless mesh network

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those individuals who:

Have completed a Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Design or its equivalent.


Have completed a minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in the telecommunications industry with experience in provisioning, evaluation, planning, design, costing and deployment of core networks and access networks.