ICT30419 Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation

Target market

This program has been designed for individuals who require formal training and assessment in the telecommunications industry including people working in the industry and looking to upskill or cross-skill.

Course description

This qualification is for telecommunications operators working on the construction and maintenance of high-speed national broadband network (NBN) infrastructure, and on required technology.

Telecommunications technology operators may:

  • Perform equipment and system installation work on a customer network to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including connecting and jointing of copper cable, diagnosing and rectifying copper cable system faults, and migrating, remediating and augmentation of copper services to maximise benefits of the high-speed broadband connection
  • Splice, test and fault-find on live fibre cable in the NBN fibre distribution network
  • Perform equipment and system installation work on a customer network to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including diagnosing and rectifying fibre system faults, working with active equipment, and performing integration and commissioning activities to maximise benefits of the high-speed broadband connection
  • Perform underground and aerial equipment and system installations from the tap to the optical node to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services, including connecting and terminating hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cabling, diagnosing and rectifying HFC system faults
  • Install, activate and assure HFC equipment and systems from the last connection point of the network to the customer premises – tap to network termination device (NTD) – to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN services.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Cabling at the customer premises downstream of the NTD must be carried out according to requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and relevant industry registration bodies, and in line with the specifications of the access network owner.

Entry requirements

Milcom Institute has the following admission requirements:

  • Undertake a Pre-Training Review that includes identifying the course the potential student is enrolling in is suitable and appropriate for the individual.
  • In order to work in the telecommunications industry, a number of skill sets are required to be obtained, which form a significant part of this qualification. To ensure that we are only enrolling students into the most appropriate courses, all potential applicants are interviewed in the Pre-Training Review Process, to ensure that they desire the full qualification detailed in this TAS. Those just wanting the skill sets are directed towards our short courses.
  • Students must have to complete test for colour blindness during the pre-training review.

Duration

This course will be delivered over a period of 52 weeks. Total program duration is 670 hours. Classroom Training of 17 sessions of 8 hours each, Self-Study of 10 Hours per week x 50 Weeks and 17 hours per week x 2 week.

Milcom Institute operates a system of rolling enrolments meaning that students may commence at the beginning of any unit, except ICTCBL246 and ICTCBL247.

Mode of delivery

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment and in a simulated work environment at MILCOM’s site (to provide access to appropriate environments for the practical components of the course).

Delivery Locations:

Victoria: Unit 12, 1866 Princess Hwy, CLAYTON, VIC, 3168

New South Wales: 1/47 Parramatta Rd, Granville, NSW, 2142

Queensland: Construction Training Centre (CTC) Ian Barclay Building, 460-492 Beaudesert Road Salisbury, Queensland 4107

Employment Outcome:

Possible job titles include:

  • Broadband Network Infrastructure Installer
  • Broadband Network Cabling Installe
  • NBN Optical Fibre Linesworker/Installer
  • NBN Optical Fibre Splicer
  • NBN Installer
  • NBN Infrastructure Linesworker

Pathway Information

Training Pathway

After achieving this qualification, student can advance to ICT41219 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Funding Incentives and Subsidies

MILCOM is approved for a range of government funding programs in a number of States and Territories. Contact us on 1300 369 320 to find out whether this program is available under funding and whether you may be eligible.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Milcom Institute will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) to all students through the established process. Milcom Institute has documented policies and procedures for these processes and students encouraged to visit Milcom Institute website www.milcom.edu.au for further details.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a ICT30419 Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation and a Record of results. If student cannot complete all the units of competency as specified in this qualification, a Statement of Attainment will be provided to students to indicate the units they have successfully completed.

Course Structure

The qualification has total of 14 units of competency comprising of 6 core and 8 elective units. In order to achieve the ICT30419 Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation students must satisfactorily complete the following units of competency:

CORE
ICTTEN202 Use hand and power tools
ICTTEN208 Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks
ICTTEN315 Determine and apply technologies within a telecommunications system
ICTTEN317 Locate, identify and rectify telecommunications network faults
ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures
ICTWOR308 Provide customer service to telecommunications customers
ELECTIVES
ICTCBL246 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Restricted Rule*
ICTCBL247 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule*
ICTCBL301 Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation
ICTCBL322 Install, test and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
ICTTEN318 Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors
ICTCBL303 Install and terminate coaxial cable
ICTCBL329 Install underground cable for communications applications
ICTCBL334 Install underground enclosures and conduit

(*Indicates units having prerequisite requirements. The sequence of delivery including pre-requisites will not varied for those units.)

Fee information

Please contact the State Administration Manager at training@milcom.edu.au or 1300 369 320 or refer to www.milcom.edu.au for further information.

Note

We protect your fees at all times by:
  •  Maintaining a sufficient amount in our account so that so that it is able to repay all tuition fees already paid.
  •  Never charging individual students and prospective students in excess of $1,500 prior to commencement of course where the student or their representative pays the fees through direct enrolment.
  • Additional fees may apply in addition to tuition fees.