This unit (VU22673) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to run cabling for the connection of extra low voltage (ELV) networking equipment and devices. The unit includes the identification of ELV cabling, cabling skills including runs, connections and terminations, testing of circuits, use of hand tools and following work practices that satisfy electrical and telecommunication principles for safety and functionality.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including 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: - apply ELV cabling skills in accordance to job instructions and separation requirements; - connect network equipment and devices using standard cable termination techniques; - connect and use test equipment to test for correct operation of cable connections and terminations, and; - demonstrate work practices that satisfy electrical principles for safety and functionality.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - types of ELV cables including but not limited to: structured pair, figure 8 and co-axial; - relevant WHS/OHS regulations and safe work practices in the electrotechnology industry; - cabling rules, principles and techniques; - networking equipment and devices; - procedures for dealing with unexpected situation when working with ELV cables, and; - cabling regulations.

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