Design and implement advanced routing for internetworking systems

1)Scope:1.1) DescriptorThis unit covers the design, implementation and performance monitoring of Internetworking systems. It encompasses safe working practice, evaluating customer requirements, applying sound design principles, complying with regulation and standards, incorporation and advance configuration of remote access and documentation of design and performance monitoring.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.



This unit applies to any recognised development program that leads to the acquisition of a formal award at AQF level 5 or higher.


Prerequisite Unit(s)




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


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

Literacy and numeracy skills


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’







Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare to design Internetworking systems.


OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.


Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.


Design brief for the advanced routing is developed and documented in consultation with person(s) of higher authority.


Work team/group is arranged of appropriately competent persons in accordance with skills required to meet work outcomes and organisation’s established procedures.


Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.


Strategies are implemented to ensure network development is carried out efficiently.


Design Internetworking systems.


Internetworking system is designed to comply with design brief and consideration of economical and appropriately effective design solutions.


Advanced routing technologies are included in the Internetworking system design. (See Note)


Internetworking system design includes specification of required media that is compliant with industry standards.


Internetworking system design is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.


Internetworking system design is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.


Alterations to the Internetworking system design resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation’s policy.


Final Internetworking system design is documented and approval obtained from person(s) of higher authority


Implement Internetworking systems.


Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.


Appropriate development tools and software are selected based on specified requirements and performance standard.


Knowledge of Internetworking arrangements and protocols is applied to installing, configuring and testing advance routing technologies.


System malfunctions are identified during testing and rectified using logical techniques drawing knowledge of Internetworking arrangements and protocol.


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.


Final Internetworking system design and implementation are documented in accordance organisation’s established procedures.


Examples of advanced routing technologies are scalable IP addresses, technologies to redistribute and support multiple, advanced, IP routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP, access lists (security) and edge router connectivity into BGP networks

Required Skills

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 designing and implementing Internetworking systems - advanced routing.

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

KS01-ED119A Advanced routing methods and protocols

Evidence shall show an understanding of routing methods and protocols to an extent indicated by the following aspects

T1 The Routing Process

Routing table establishment

Routing advertisement methods

T2 Scalable Internet Protocol (IP) addresses encompassing:

Scaling with IPv4

Variable Length subnet Mask (VLSM) and supernetting


Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT)

T3 Routing protocols in current use.


1. Examples include Routing Information Protocol (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) covering single, multi and NBMA areas and Virtual links, On-Demand Routing (ODR), Border Gateway Protocols (BGP) covering applications, communities, peer groups and route reflectors.

2. Other relevant routing protocols may be included.

T4 Multi-protocol routing encompassing:

Static and floating static routes

Route optimisation

Route redistribution

Route filtering

T5 Default route

Evidence Required

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 – 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:

Design and implement Internetworking systems – advanced routing as described in 8) and including:


Developing a design brief for advance routing in a Internetworking system.


Planning work activities including requirements for work team/group.


Designing advanced routing based on economic and effective solutions that meet with design brief requirements


Detailing advanced routing technologies and specification for Internetworking media in the design.


Documenting and presenting design for approval.


Implementing Internetworking system design.


Identifying and rectifying system malfunctions.


Documenting Internetworking installation and configuration activities.


Detail technologies and media specifications used in the design of advanced wireless LANs technologies.


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.

Resources required to assess this unit are listed above in Context of assessment’, which should also 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 designing and implementing Internetworking systems – advanced routing.

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


For optimisation of training and assessment effort, competency development in this unit may be arranged concurrently with unit:


Design and implement Internetworking systems


Design and implement Internetworking systems — remote access


Design and implement Internetworking systems — multi-layer switching


Design and implement Internetworking systems — security


Design and implement Internetworking systems — wireless LANs/WANs

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 designing and implementing Internetworking systems - advanced routing between two Local Area Networks (LANs) to form a Wide Area Network (WAN) or a LAN and the Internet.

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.


Not applicable.

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.

Licensing Information

License to practice


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 safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.