Short Course Details

ICTCBL208 Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for carriers and service providers


Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for carriers and service providers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to splice and terminate optical fibre cable within an optical telecommunications transmission environment for new installations or upgrades of an optical backbone or access network, to achieve greater bandwidth and capacity required by emerging technology convergence for next generation networks (NGN).

It applies to technical staff who splice and terminate optical fibre cable for telecommunications projects for commercial or industrial fibre to the premises (FTTP) non-mechanical splicing installations.

All client cabling work in the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries must be performed by a registered cabler. All cablers are required to register with an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) accredited registrar.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Splice, terminate and test optical fibre cable, applying safety precautions when working with laser based systems
  • Splice at least 12 fibres and house in industry recognised enclosures according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Install a mechanical splice connector (fast or quick connector)
  • Install a pigtail that is fusion spliced to the cable fibre
  • Complete relevant documentation to manufacturer’s and design requirements
  • Provide report documenting the installation and test results to client
  • Comply with all related work health and safety (WHS) requirements and work practices.

Learning Methods

Duration: 5 Days