Plan the telecommunications access network for an estate

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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 ICTNPL410, 'Plan the telecommunications access network for an estate'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Gather data on network usage for planning activity

1.1 Determine the type of access network by accessing and using network information sources

1.2 Collect planning data using network information sources to determine network trends

1.3 Evaluate new and emerging technologies to determine availability and compatibility with existing network equipment

1.4 Access relevant legislation and associated regulatory and operational codes

2. Evaluate need for network growth

2.1 Evaluate capacity of the existing network to absorb planned growth

2.2 Identify need and likely timing of necessary network increments

2.3 Assess new or alternate technologies to rectify network shortfall

2.4 Identify barriers relating to planned network extensions impacting planning the network realisation

2.5 Assess the impact of not meeting network shortfall needs and long term ramifications on the business

3. Develop solution and network plan to address network shortfall

3.1 Review overall planning parameters prior to commencement of the planning process to produce forecasts for specific network area and cost-benefit analysis

3.2 Establish the optimum solution to address network shortfall with justification for the proposal

3.3 Determine project details and ascertain preliminary costing and resource requirements

3.4 Determine availability of required technology or technology features within the specified timeframe

3.5 Produce a specific network plan with solution and recommendations for anticipated projects for approval according to enterprise procedures