Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for carriers and service providers

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 ICTCBL208, 'Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for carriers and service providers'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for splicing

1.1 Select safety equipment to protect self and public according to enterprise guidelines and work health and safety (WHS) practices

1.2 Confirm layout of installation according to physical conditions at site and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards

1.3 Inform appropriate personnel of identified hazards on worksite

1.4 Locate other services from relevant authorities according to enterprise guidelines and safe practices

1.5 Test for dangerous gases and place guards around open manholes following WHS and environmental requirements

1.6 Obtain approval for alterations to design according to enterprise guidelines

2. Check existing optical fibre cable

2.1 Verify that cable was installed according to installation plan and visually inspect cable for signs of sheath damage

2.2 Maintain minimum bend ratios according to manufacturer’s specifications to prevent cable damage and signal degradation

2.3 Secure cable according to safe industry practice to avoid cable and sheath damage

3. Splice optical fibre cable

3.1 Verify fibre is not live using appropriate equipment to maintain safe working practice and ensure correct fibre has been identified

3.2 Prepare cable end to expose optical fibres according to splicing method and manufacturer’s specifications

3.3 Prepare and splice fibres using safe industry practice according to enterprise specifications

3.4 Test splice joint to manufacturer’s and design requirements

4. Terminate optical fibre cable

4.1 Select connector unit to suit terminating frame according to design specifications

4.2 Terminate cable using type of termination specified in plan and according to manufacturer’s specifications

4.3 Test termination for transmission loss and strength, and re-terminate if transmission loss exceeds manufacturer’s specifications

4.4 Install protection devices on connectors to protect from exposure and contaminants

4.5 Label and lay up cables in enclosure according to manufacturer’s instructions and enterprise guidelines

5. Finish job and report

5.1 Remove waste and reinstate site according to enterprise guidelines

5.2 Prepare reports, including test results and alterations to plans, according to enterprise policy

5.3 Notify appropriate personnel of work completion and obtain sign off