Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule

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 ICTCBL237, 'Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Plan open cabling work

1.1 Prepare for open cabling work according to the ACMA regulatory environment, cabling environment, cable type, cable identification, termination systems, earthing and protection, records and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards

1.2 Identify building infrastructure which places critical constraints on cabling

1.3 Develop strategies to manage other infrastructure in relation to cabling

1.4 Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at cabling worksite

2. Manage remote power feed

2.1 Identify and avoid the risks posed by contact with remote power feeding services when performing cabling activity

2.2 Make site safe identifying remote power feeding services which operate at above telecommunications network voltage (TNV) inside customer premises

3. Install and modify cable support, earthing and termination infrastructure

3.1 Install fixings and cable support structures of adequate strength, safely and aligned with the environment according to manufacturer's and customer's specifications

3.2 Secure catenary supports to building structure and tension, where necessary, to ensure cable weight can be carried in operating conditions with interference and safety segregation maintained including adherence to current Australian Standards

3.3 Install protective earthing of metal work to industry standards where required

3.4 Inspect installed support structure to ensure cable will not be exposed to damage during installation and general operation

3.5 Position terminating equipment and fixing to accepted industry codes of practice, standards and customer requirements

3.6 Inspect back-mount and outlet layout for compliance to manufacturer's specifications and allow adequate work space for ease of access and avoid overlaying

3.7 Segregate incoming and outgoing cables for ease of access and avoid overlaying

4. Install cables and earth wires

4.1 Install cables according to manufacturer's application specifications, including tension and bending stress requirements

4.2 Identify and avoid sources of possible damage to cable, including hot pipes, sharp edges, cable burn, kinks, crushing or stretching

4.3 Allow sufficient excess at cable ends to facilitate termination

4.4 Label telecommunication outlet ends of cable uniquely to match identifier at originating location

4.5 Place and secure cable to maintain safety and interference segregation according to legislative and industry standards

4.6 Install cable fasteners with correct tension to prevent cable sheath damage or transmission impairment and trimmed or fitted flush to prevent risk of personal damage

4.7 Install aerial cables supported by catenaries in external environment to meet minimum above ground clearances and clearances from hazardous electrical services according to current Australian Standards

4.8 Install underground cables to minimum depth of cover and segregation from hazardous electrical and other services according to current Australian Standards

4.9 Install cables underground (excluding blown fibre tube systems) to incorporate a blocking agent within the cable to prevent the ingress of water

4.10 Install over-voltage protection devices to all cable pairs, where required, according to current Australian Standards, to suppress voltage surges with the devices protectively earthed

4.11 Conduct a visual inspection to verify telecommunications reference conductor (TRC)/ communications earthing system (CES)/ earth wire insulation is protected against damage and TRC/CES/ protective earths segregated according to relevant industry and legislative standards and current Australian Standards

5. Terminate and test cables and earth wires

5.1 Remove cable sheath to allow for correct termination length and without damage to underlying conductors and their insulation

5.2 Install terminating modules to different telecommunications cables according to manufacturer's specifications and cable pairs neatly and sequentially fanned for termination

5.3 Terminate conductors according to recommended colour code sequence using appropriate termination tools in the manufacturer's specified manner

5.4 Earth cable shield, if applicable, to manufacturer's specifications, relevant industry codes of practice and current Australian Standards

5.5 Conduct visual inspection to confirm termination colour code sequence has been followed prior to end-to-end testing of wire and pair termination integrity

5.6 Terminate earth wires with connectors recommended by manufacturers according to accepted industry codes of practice and current Australian Standards

5.7 Ensure earth wire continuity throughout and observe interface requirements with electrical systems

5.8 Test earthing installation for continuity, insulation resistance and conductive resistance according to accepted industry standards including current Australian Standards

5.9 Confirm compatibility of alterations with existing systems and test new work both in isolation and when integrated with existing systems

5.10 Test installed cable continuity after termination

6. Inspect cable route to ensure correct separations

6.1 Inspect separations along the entirety of the cable route and rectify separations which do not comply with regulations

6.2 Install barriers to achieve separations where sufficient spatial separation cannot be met

7. Evaluate earthing needs for cable systems on customer premises

7.1 Locate existing earthing systems in customer premises and analyse the earthing needs of cable products

7.2 Calculate the upper and lower limits of resistance for a variety of cable system earths using relevant cable characteristics

8. Label earthing systems

8.1 Identify label requirements for telecommunications earthing systems

8.2 Attach label to earthing systems according to industry regulations

9. Create or update cable plans and records

9.1 Document installation details on record sheets and plans and store according to customer requirements

9.2 Label cable pairs clearly to provide an accurate identification according to manufacturer's, industry and client standards

9.3 Record cabling details in cable pair record books to provide an accurate record according to industry codes of practice and current Australian Standards

9.4 Complete telecommunications cabling advice (TCA) forms

10. Monitor work activity

10.1 Supervise cablers not holding appropriate registration for the task to ensure installation and maintenance activity comply with legislative requirements and industry standards for safety and network integrity including current Australian Standards