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

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Work within the constraints imposed by customer premises


Identify building infrastructure which places critical constraints on cabling


Develop strategies to manage other infrastructure in relation to cabling


Manage Remote Power Feed


Identify the risks posed by contact with Remote Power Feeding services


Identify Remote Power Feeding services in a range of commonly encountered circumstances inside customer premises


Install/modify cable support, earthing and termination infrastructure


Ensure site is free of telecommunication hazards


Fixings and cable support structures of adequate strength are installed safely, aligned with the environment and in accordance with manufacturer's and customer's specifications


Catenary supports are secured to building structure and tensioned where necessary to ensure cable weight can be carried in operating conditions with interference and safety segregation maintained including adherence to AS/ACIFS009:2006


Protective earthing of metal work is installed to industry standards where required


Installed support structure is checked to ensure cable will not be exposed to damage during installation and general operation


Terminating equipment positioning and fixing follows accepted industry codes of practice, standards and customer requirements


Back-mount and outlet layout conforms to manufacturer's specifications and allows adequate work space for ease of access and avoid overlaying


Incoming and outgoing cables are segregated to ensure ease of access and avoid overlaying


Install/alter cables and earth wires


Cables/wires handled in accordance with manufacturer's application specifications including tension and bending stress requirements


Sources of possible damage to cable/wires are identified and avoided including hot pipes, sharp edges and cable burn


Sufficient excess is allowed at cable ends to facilitate termination


Telecommunication outlet ends of cable is uniquely labelled to match identifier at originating location


Cable is placed and secured to maintain safety and interference segregation in accordance with legislative and industry standards


Cable ties not tightened to the point of causing cable sheath damage or transmission impairment and trimmed flush to prevent risk of personal damage


Cables installed as catenaries or supported by catenaries in external environment shall meet minimum above ground clearances and clearances from hazardous electrical services as per AS/ACIFS009:2006


Cables installed underground shall meet minimum depth of cover and segregation from hazardous electrical and other services as per AS/ACIFS009:2006


In accordance with AS/ACIFS009:2006, over-voltage protection devices are fitted to all cable pairs, where required, to suppress voltage surges with the devices protectively earthed


TRC/CES/Earth wire insulation is protected against damage and TRC/CES and protective earths segregated in accordance with relevant industry and legislative standards AS/ACIFS009:2006


Terminate and test cables and earth wires


Cable sheath removed to allow for correct termination length and without damage to underlying conductors and their insulation


Terminating modules are installed in accordance to manufacturer's specifications and cable pairs neatly and sequentially fanned for termination


Conductors are terminated in accordance with recommended colour code sequence using appropriate termination tools in the manufacturer's specified manner


Cable shield (if applicable) is earthed to manufacturer's specifications and relevant industry codes of practice including AS/ACIFS009:2006


Visual inspection is undertaken to confirm termination colour code sequence has been followed prior to end to end testing of wire and pair termination integrity


TRC/CES /Earth wires are terminated with connectors recommended by manufacturers in accordance with relevant industry codes of practice including AS/ACIFS009:2006


TRC/CES /Earth wire continuity is maintained through out and interface requirements with electrical systems are observed


TRC/CES /Earthing installation shall be tested for continuity, insulation resistance and conductive resistance as per relevant industry standards including AS/ACIFS009:2006


Compatibility of alterations with existing systems is confirmed and new work tested both in isolation and when integrated with existing systems


Inspect cable route to ensure correct separations


Check separations along the entirety of the cable route


Rectify separations which do not comply with regulations


Install barriers to achieve separations where spatial separation can't be met


Evaluate earthing needs for cable systems on customer premises


Identify the role of functional, protective and CES earthing systems in customer premises


Recognise existing earthing systems in customer premises


Analyse the earthing needs of cable systems in a range of building types


Identify cable characteristics relevant to the calculation of earthing requirements


Calculate the upper and lower limits of resistance for a variety of cable system earths


Label earthing systems


Identify label requirements for all types of earthing systems


Label earthing systems in accordance with industry regulations


Create/update cable plans and records


Record sheets and plans of cable location, type and infrastructure are accurately created or updated and stored in accordance with customer requirements


Cable pairs are clearly labelled to provide an accurate identification in accordance with manufacturer's, industry and client standards


Cable pair record books are created or updated to provide an accurate record of pair locations, inter-connections and usage in accordance with industry codes of practice and AS/ACIFS009:2006


Complete Cabling Completion Advice/TCA form


Monitor work activity


Close supervision of cablers not holding appropriate registration for the task is maintained to ensure installation/maintenance activity is strictly in accordance with legislative requirements and industry standards for safety and network integrity including AS/ACIFS008:2006 and AS/ACIFS009:2006

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICTTC137C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF30207 - Certificate III in Broadcast Technology