Work safely with live fibre to test and commission a fibre to the x installation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICTBWN304, 'Work safely with live fibre to test and commission a fibre to the x installation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Set up and prepare for working with live fibre

1.1 Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards for compliance when conducting work

1.2 Scope work by obtaining project plan from appropriate personnel and arrange for site access to comply with security arrangements

1.3 Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at worksite

1.4 Determine type of FTTx equipment, components of optical distribution network (ODN) and WDM components from project plan for testing and commissioning

1.5 Obtain tools and safety equipment and materials to perform tasks safely and efficiently

1.6 Select and use required protective equipment and make site safe and secure for commissioning work

1.7 Create safe working environment by following safe work practices and identifying optical fibre hazards that could cause injuries when handling optical fibres and laser based equipment

2. Connect splitter input fibre to feeder cable

2.1 Follow workplace health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements for given work, and identify and avoid other services

2.2 Locate feeder fibre port to be connected

2.3 Determine state (live or not) of fibre port to be connected and notify transmitter to ensure that power is turned off at source if fibre port is live

2.4 Connect up connectorised splitter input fibres as instructed by manufacturer

2.5 Arrange for power to be turned back on to newly connected feeder port

3. Perform live WDM commission testing of ODN installation used in FTTx network

3.1 Locate appropriate test points in ODN from manufacturer’s instructions for WDM testing

3.2 Test live wavelengths for WDM tests following safety precautions

3.3 Test optical signal strengths for operating wavelengths incoming into optical network termination (ONT) and determine if signal strengths are within range of acceptable power levels

3.4 Test losses between WDM outputs and individual line multiplexers (LM) for each wavelength, and determine if within maximum and minimum power losses

3.5 Conduct all acceptance tests as specified by manufacturer

3.6 Record and tabulate all test results for commissioning requirements

4. Clean up worksite

4.1 Seal and secure any enclosures and cabinets

4.2 Remove waste and debris from worksite and dispose of according to environmental requirements

4.3 Notify appropriate personnel of job completion and obtain sign off