UEEDV0005 - Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services

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Unit code: UEEDV0005 | Study level: TAFE
UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0019 - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020 - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0051 - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECD0044 - Solve problems in multiple path circuits
UEECD0046 - Solve problems in single path circuits
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


It includes working to relevant regulations, legislation, codes of practice and industry standards and to Australian Communications and Media Authority's (ACMA) Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules; installing multiple telecommunication lines for multiple access to telecommunication services; terminating at telecommunication outlets, termination modules and distributors; testing for compliance and completing cabling documentation.
This unit applies to customer cabling terminated on distributors and to the installation, maintenance and modification of indoor, external, underground cabling and customer cabling and may be used to connect devices for a range of applications, including telecommunications phones, data (video and multimedia) and security (alarms and fire protection).Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including:

  • applying safe working practices
  • using risk control measures
    *accessing and interpreting telecommunication systems diagrams
    *planning cable route within building constraints
    *checking tools, equipment and testing devices for correct operation and safety
    *laying and connecting cables for multiple access to telecommunication services, including:
  • terminating cabling at both distributor and outlet locations and at least one more than 50 pair and one up to 20 pair copper cable and one 4 pair cable
  • installing and terminatinng two jumperable distributor with a capacity of 100 pair or greater
  • allowing excess cable to terminate
  • labelling outlet ends in accordance with industry standards
  • securing cables in accordance with industry standards
  • reading and interpreting drawings related to cable layouts, outlet location, cable coding system, identifiers and distributor locations
  • installing and termination a network termination device (NTD)
    *determining earthing requirements and earthing conductors within resistance limitations
    *segregating and protecting telecommunications reference conductors (TRC)/communications earth systems (CES)/protectice earth (PE) wires against damage
    *installing surge suppression devices
    *completing documentation in accordance with industry standards and telecommunications carrier requirements
    *terminating and testing cables
    *commissioning a telecommunications cabling system.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*customer interfaces, devices and system distribution
*installation and termination requirements, including:

  • Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) regulations and requirements
  • technical standards
  • relevant manufacturer specifications
  • compliance with current Australian Standards, including AS/CA S009 Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring Rules)
    *Cabling Provider Rules, including:
  • cabling registrars, auditors and inspectors
  • mandatory and voluntary requirements for cabling work
  • registration
    *general installation requirements, including:
  • Cabling Provider Rules requirements
  • earth potential rise
  • catenary cabling systems
  • optical fibre and coaxial cabling systems
  • conduits
    *cable distribution devices, including:
  • cable distribution devices
  • clearances
  • general requirement
    *network boundaries, including:
  • terminations
  • hazards
  • regulations
    *indoor cabling, including:
  • general requirements for indoor cabling
  • required minimum clearances
  • damp situations
  • cables in lift and hoist shafts
    *underground cabling, including:
  • requirements for underground cabling
  • minimum depth cover
  • protection of underground cabling
  • segregation from other services
    *aerial cabling, including:
  • requirements for aerial cabling
  • minimum clearances
  • segregation requirements
    *earthing protection, including:
  • earthing requirements
  • function of earthing
  • TRC/CES/PE purposes
  • TRC/CES earthing installation tests
  • earthing systems
  • earthing of equipment
  • equipotential bonding
    *surge suppression and system purpose, types and operation
    *miscellaneous regulations, including:
  • cabling in heritage buildings
  • cabling in public places
  • cabling in hazardous areas
    *cable identification, including:
  • plans and drawing
  • labelling
  • documentation
    *telecommunication cable types including:
  • construction
  • transmission characteristics
  • applications
    *cable installation, including:
  • hazards
  • cable damage prevention
  • cable dispensers
  • cable enclosures
  • types
  • fixing
  • regulations
  • distribution boxes and back mounts
    *techniques for general cable installation, including:
  • correct cable length for termination
  • cable identification and labelling
  • unique label outlet ends of cable match identifier
  • cable damage prevention
  • fixing of cables to support sstems
  • maintaining ground clearance and hazardous clearances
    *techniques to terminate and test, including:
  • removal of cable sheath
  • install terminating modules
  • terminate conductors
  • termination boundaries
    *earthing concepts, including:
  • earthing cable shield
  • testing
  • earth of metallic barriers
  • purpose of earth testing instruments
  • earth potential rise
  • earthing test procedures
  • interpretation of results
    *cable shielding and interference, including:
  • electromagnetic interference (EMI)/radio frequency interference (RFI) principles
  • sources
  • reduction techniques
  • earthing cable shields
  • interference segregation
    *end-to-end testing, including:
  • pair termination integrity
  • cable pairs labelling
  • surge suppression devices
    *hazards, including:
  • electronic components and circuits
  • printed circuit boards
  • physical
  • static discharge
  • chemical.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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