Perform cable and system test on customer premises

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ICTCBL304, 'Perform cable and system test on customer premises'.
Google Links
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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 cable and system test

1.1 Establish purpose of test to be conducted on cables and systems with customer

1.2 Confirm customer’s requirements and methods to comply with relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards

1.3 Selectrequired tests according to site conditions, customer documentation and manufacturer’s specifications

1.4 Arrange access to site and confirm service is available for testing

1.5 Select test equipment, tools and materials to meet required industry standards

2 Perform tests

2.1 Use tools and test equipment according to manufacturer’s specifications

2.2 Perform work safely to remove risk of injury to operator, other users and equipment

2.3 Perform checks and adjustments to ensure operating environmental factors will not prejudice test results

2.4 Perform optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing for multi-mode (MM) and single-mode (SM) fibre links, point to point networks or passive optical networks (PON) to determine fibre and event characteristics to meet customer or enterprise specifications and manufacturer's warranties

2.5 Perform structured cabling certification testing for categorised unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and shielded twisted pair (STP) copper links and point to point networks to determine cable system characteristics to meet customer or enterprise specifications and manufacturers' warranties

3 Interpret test results and determine action

3.1 Read test results accurately and compare with manufacturer’s and site specifications for cable performance

3.2 Evaluate test results, taking into account measurement error margins against a known reference where appropriate

3.3 Assess test results fairly and accurately using verifiable data

3.4 Rectify any faults or escalate to appropriate level

4 Complete records and clean up site

4.1 Document test results and ensure test results remain current

4.2 Verify test results and provide to customer where required

4.3 Update site and installation files to ensure information on system performance is traceable

4.4 Reinstate site according to customer and company requirements

4.5 Notify customer and obtain sign off