nbn™ Pathways

JB Hunter is an nbn™ Approved Training Provider (ATP) delivering specialised short courses, nbn pathways and qualifications.

JB Hunter delivers both
ICT20215 – Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate & ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate qualifications to students, trainees and apprentices to help them find pathways into working in the nbn™.

The job roles below have been identified by nbn™ and the required units of competency associated with each job role are outlined below.

Copper stream

  • Telecommunications Linesworker – Copper
  • Cable Jointer Copper
  • Cable Jointer Copper for FTTC

Fibre stream

  • Telecommunications Linesworker – Fibre
  • Telecommunications Technician – Fibre
  • Telecommunications Fibre Splicer
  • Telecommunications Fibre Splicer for MT-LFN

Hybrid Fibre Co-Axial (HFC) stream

  • Telecommunications Linesworker – HFC
  • Telecommunications Lead-in Constructor – HFC
  • Telecommunications Technician – HFC
  • Telecommunications Customer Service Technician – HFC

Copper stream specialisations

TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINESWORKER – COPPER

A telecommunications linesworker operates primarily on basic cable installs, monitoring and replacements including lead-ins and terminations in the access network.

They may have to complete underground work including pit and pipe work installation, rodding and roping and cable hauling, installation of enclosures, conduits and earthing systems. Job skills may include jumpering and basic connectivity testing.

Selected units of competency from ICT20215 – Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

  • ICTCBL211 – Install an above ground equipment enclosure
  • ICTPMG201 – Prepare site for support installation
  • ICTCBL213 – Construct underground telecommunications infrastructure
  • ICTCBL207 – Haul underground cable

Students to select one practical skill or task based unit

  • ICTCBL320 – Jumper metallic conductor cables in the access network Skill or
  • ICTCBL214 – Fix aerial cable

CABLE JOINTER COPPER

A Copper Cable Jointer, joints terminates and repairs copper telecommunications cables installed in underground conduits, trenches and overhead systems (external plant). This includes jointing and joint rehabilitation of <=200 pair cables, migration of existing service and removal of basic pair gains systems, pillar upgrade including remediation and augmentation, removal of bridge taps and transfers of copper pair (pillar to joint).

Selected units of competency from ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

ICTTEN302 – Install telecommunications network equipment

Students to select a practical skill or task based unit

  • ICTCBL215 – Joint metallic conductor cable in the access network
  • ICTCBL317 – Cut over metallic conductor cable in the access network
  • ICTTEN303 – Locate, identify and rectify recurrent network faults
  • ICTCBL318 – Install and cut over metallic conductor cable to access network cabinet
  • ICTCBL319 – Rearrange large size copper cable

CABLE JOINTER COPPER FOR FTTC (FIBRE TO THE CURB)

Fulfils the technical skills required for the Copper Jointing skills listed under Cable Jointer Copper, but also identifies and validates end user premises copper lead-ins and/or perform copper intercepts between the end user premises copper lead-in and the DPU.

Selected units of competency from ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

ICTTEN302 – Install telecommunications network equipment

Students to select two practical skills or task based units

  • ICTCBL215 – Joint metallic conductor cable in the access network
  • ICTCBL317 – Cut over metallic conductor cable in the access network
  • ICTTEN303 – Locate, identify and rectify recurrent network faults

Fibre specialisations

TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINESWORKER – FIBRE

A telecommunications linesworker works primarily on basic cable installs, monitoring and replacements including lead-ins and termination.

  • Completes underground work including pit and pipe work installation
  • Rodding and roping and cable hauling
  • Installation of enclosures
  • Conduits and earthing systems
  • Perform basic active equipment card replacements and fibre cleaning activities using optical scopes

 

Selected units of competency electives from ICT30415 – Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

  • ICTCBL211– Install an above ground equipment enclosure
  • ICTPMG201 – Prepare site for support installation
  • ICTCBL213 – Construct underground telecommunications infrastructure
  • ICTCBL207 – Haul underground cable

Students to select one practical skill or task based unit

  • ICTTEN310 – Remove and replace electronic circuit boards in carrier equipment
  • ICTTEN311 – Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cables and connectors
  • ICTCBL214 – Fix aerial cable

TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN – FIBRE

  • Completes active equipment card augments and replacements
  • Fibre cleaning with the use of optical scopes,  integration and commissioning in the access network
  • Installs, configures and tests IP networks
  • Handles, splices and terminates live fibre
  • Performs testing, diagnosis and resolution of advanced & complex faults

 

Selected units of competency from ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

  • ICTCBL302 – Install and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises
  • Students to select one practical skill or task based unit
  • ICTTEN310 – Remove and replace electronic circuit boards in carrier equipment
  • ICTTEN311 – Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors
  • ICTTEN409 – Commission an electronic system
  • ICTBWN304 – Work safely with live fibre to test and commission a fibre to the x installation
  • ICTTEN416 – Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • ICTBWN304 – Work safely with live fibre to test and commission a fibre to the x installation

 

Pre requisites:

  • ICTBWN305 – Use optical and radio frequency measuring instruments
  • ICTWHS204 -Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIBRE SPLICER

  • Performs handling, cleaning, splicing and terminating of fibre
  • Telecommunications cables installed in underground pipes trenches and overhead systems
  • Tests and repairs live fibre

 

Selected units of competency from ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

ICTBWN302 – Install optical fibre splitters in fibre distribution hubs
ICTCBL316 – Install ribbon fibre cable in the FTTX distribution network

Students to select one practical skill or task based unit

  • ICTTEN311 – Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors
  • ICTBWN304 – Work safely with live fibre to test and commission a fibre to the x installation
  • Pre requisites:
    • ICTBWN305 – Use optical and radio frequency measuring instruments
    • ICTWHS204 – Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures
  • ICTCBL208 – Splice and terminate optical fibre cable

TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIBRE SPLICER FOR MT-LFN

  • Performs handling, cleaning, splicing and terminating of fibre
  • Telecommunications cables installed in underground pipes trenches and overhead systems
  • Tests and repairs live fibre
  • Build fibre enclosures
  • Install splitters

 

  • ICTBWN302 – Install optical fibre splitters in fibre distribution hubs
  • ICTCBL316 – Install ribbon fibre cable in the FTTX distribution network

Pre requisites:

ICTCBL208 – Splice and terminate optical fibre cable

Students to select both practical skills or task based units

  • ICTTEN311 – Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cable and connectors
  • ICTCBL208 – Splice and terminate optical fibre cable

HFC Specialisations

TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINESWORKER – HFC

A Telecommunications Linesworker – HFC works predominantly from the tap down to the PCD (Lead-in cabling aerial and underground), but may also work in the customer premise to install the wallplate.

  • Interprets and understands technical design drawings and specifications
  • Conducts site preparation
  • Hauls, prepares, terminates and connects cable, including lead-in (RG6/11) cabling
  • Provisions cable supports and equipment enclosures
  • Affixes HFC equipment (passives and actives)
  • Performs RF measurements, including, basic testing, locating and rectifying simplex faults

 

Selected units of competency from ICT20215 – Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate

ICTPMG201 – Prepare site for support installation
ICTCBL220 – Install a cable lead-in

Optional units 

ICTCBL211 – Install an above ground equipment enclosure
ICTCBL214 – Fix aerial cable

Students to select both practical skills or task based units
ICTBWN305 – Use optical and radio frequency measuring instruments
ICTCBL209 – Joint and terminate coaxial cable

TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEAD-IN CONSTRUCTOR – HFC

Telecommunications Linesworker – HFC works from the tap down to the Premise Connection Device (Lead-in cabling aerial and underground), but may also work in the customer premise to install the wallplate.

  • Interprets and understands technical design drawings and specifications
  • Conducts site preparation
  • Hauls, prepares, terminates and connects cable, including lead-in (RG6/11) cabling
  • Provisions cable supports and equipment enclosures
  • Affixes HFC Equipment (passives and actives)

 

This role is applicable to both MIMA and OMMA (Operate and Maintain Master Agreements) work.

Selected units of competency electives from ICT30415 – Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate

    • ICTPMG201 – Prepare site for support installation
    • ICTCBL220 – Install a cable lead-in

Optional units:

    • ICTCBL211 – Install an above ground equipment enclosure
    • ICTCBL214 – Fix aerial cable

Students to select practical skill or task based unit

  • ICTCBL209 – Joint and terminate coaxial cable

TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN – HFC

Telecommunications Technician – HFC: Works predominantly from the tap up to the optical node (aerial and underground) within the HFC/Outside Plant network, but can also work tap down.

  • Interprets and understands technical design drawings and specifications
  • Prepares, terminates and connects local distribution (hardline) cabling and lead-in
  • Organises and monitors cabling to ensure compliance with standards
  • Performs cut overs to new systems and equipment
  • Performs radio frequency measurements, including commissioning, testing, locating and rectifying complex faults

 

Selected units of competency from : ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.
ICTTEN302 – Install telecommunications network equipment

2 compulsory task-based units:
ICTBWN305
 – Use optical and radio frequency measuring instruments
ICTCBL303 – Install and terminate coaxial cable

1 task based unit
ICTCBL310 -Install aerial cable or ICTCBL214 – Fix aerial cable

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIAN – HFC

Telecommunications Customer Service Technician – HFC: Works to install, activate and assure from the last connection point of the network to the customer premises (tap to NTD). This role is a OMMA specific role and also requires evidence of the ACMA Open Cabling Registration with additional competencies (minimum requirements – Structure and Coaxial).

Selected units of competency from ICT30415 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate.

  • ICTBWN305 – Use optical and radio frequency measuring instruments
  • ICTCBL303 – Install and terminate coaxial cable
  • ICTDRE304 – Design communications wiring systems for customer premises
  • Pre requisites:
    • ICTCBL237 – Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling; ACMA Open Rule
  • ICTTEN302 – Install telecommunications network equipment
  • ICTCBL220 – Install a cable lead-in
  • ICTCBL306 – Locate and identify cable system faults
  • ICTDRE303 – Install a complex digital reception system
  • ICTTEN207 – Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks