Set up and configure basic data communications systems

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 UEENEEF014B, 'Set up and configure basic data communications systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare to set up and configure basic data communications systems.


OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.


The extent of set-up and configuration work is determined from job specifications and in consultation with appropriate person(s).


Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.


Hardware and software needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.


Preparatory work is checked to ensure no damage has occurred and that it complies with requirements.


OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.


Set up, configure and maintain basic data communications equipment.


OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.


Layout of data communications hardware, cabling and outlets is determined from job specifications or in consultation with appropriate person(s).


Hardware is installed in accordance with the data communications system requirements. (Note 1)


Data communications software is in installed and configured in accordance with network requirements. (Note 2)


Data communications operations are tested and anomalies identified and corrected.


Reported data communications failures and faults are responded to and appropriate tools and methods are used.


Identified causes of reported problems are rectified and the data communications link is tested in accordance with established procedures.


Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.


Set-up configuration and maintenance are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


Complete work and document activities.


OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.


Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.


Data communications configuration and maintenance records are maintained in accordance with established procedures.


Service report is completed and forward to appropriate person(s) in accordance with established procedures.

1. Examples of hardware include cables and connectors, dial up modems, and cable modems.
2. Examples of configuration include data communications protocols, user options and permissions, security, driver software.

Qualifications and Skillsets

UEENEEF014B appears in the following qualifications:

  • UEE41510 - Certificate IV in Video and Audio Systems
  • UEE50510 - Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • UEE30910 - Certificate III in Electronics and Communications
  • UEE60210 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • UEE40710 - Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications