Install ribbon fibre cable in the FTTX distribution network

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 ICTCBL3240B, 'Install ribbon fibre cable in the FTTX distribution network'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare for installation of ribbon fibre

1.1 Select safety equipment to protect self, co-workers and public in line with work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements

1.2 Identify and obtain tools and appropriate equipment required for the installation

1.3 Check physical conditions relevant to the installation and confirm layout of equipment to be installed

1.4 Inform appropriate personnel of identified hazards on work site

1.5 Locate other services from relevant authorities

1.6 Secure the work site with tests for dangerous gases and guards around open manholes

1.7 Obtain approval for alterations to the design within organisational guidelines

2. Check and secure existing optical fibre cable

2.1 Following WHS practices, verify that cable was installed according to the installation plan and inspect cable for signs of sheath damage

2.2 Maintain minimum bend ratios of cable according to manufacturer specifications while manoeuvring into position

2.3 Secure cable according to safe industry practice, avoiding damage to cable and sheath

3. Install ribbon fibres into high density drawers and/or pivot sub-racks in internal cabinets

3.1 Introduce cable into cabinet rack though appropriate route

3.2 Remove cable sheath and lay up ribbon loose tubes into sub-racks without damage to fibre

3.3 Remove loose tubes, clean ribbon fibres and prepare for splicing using organisational techniques

3.4 Splice ribbon fibres and secure into splice holders

3.5 Confirm that fibres are accurately spliced according to organisational specifications

4. Install and splice ribbon cable in underground enclosures

4.1 Select appropriate enclosure for function and cable type

4.2 Prepare cables for mid-span and butt splicing following vendor guidelines

4.3 Feed cable accurately into enclosure according to network owner guidelines

4.4 Lay up ribbon fibre in enclosure splice tray to allow accurate and efficient splicing

4.5 Cross-reference fibre numbering to match fibres accurately

4.6 Strip ribbon fibres to specifications

4.7 Splice ribbon fibres accurately

4.8 Apply heat-shrink sleeves to ensure protection of spliced ribbon fibres

4.9 Secure spliced ribbon fibres in splice holders

5. Close and seal enclosure

5.1 Check cable and ribbon fibre placement in splice trays conform to vendor and network owner specifications and adjust if necessary

5.2 Close and secure splice trays and fit enclosure cap

5.3 Heat shrink seals around cable entry ports when using heat shrinking techniques, according to vendor and network owner guidelines

5.4 Close and tighten seals around ribbon fibre cables when using mechanical sealing techniques according to vendor and network owner guidelines

5.5 Check for signs of effective seal and re-seal if necessary

6. Complete site reinstatement, reporting and sign-off requirements

6.1 Place sealed enclosure in pit and secure to vendor and network owner specifications

6.2 Identify signs of damage or potential damage to pit and cable and take steps to mitigate

6.3 Reinstate site to network owner specifications

6.4 Prepare and finalise reports, including test results and alterations to plans, according to network owner requirements

6.5 Advise client of work completion and obtain sign-off