Telecommunications

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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
(LEVEL 3)

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
(LEVEL 4)

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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 2
  • 40-44 Credits
  • TBA
  • NZQA Ref: 2136

Strands: Electricity Supply, and Telecommunications

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Understanding how health and safety is applied to the Electricity Supply Industry
  • Demonstrating foundation understanding of the principles of generation, transmission and distribution in the Electricity Supply Industry.

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:

Electricity Supply: Understanding how the Electricity Act, regulations and industry rules and guides govern industry practice. Competently applying knowledge to tasks within the Electricity Supply Industry with appropriate supervision

Telecommunications: Working safely on telecommunications assets on or near electrical structures

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (LEVEL 3)

NZC IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS WITH STRANDS IN ACCESS NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, RADIO/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES, AND SIGNALS AND COMMUNICATIONS (L3)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 130 Credits
  • TBA

This qualification is currently under review.

Strands: Access Network Technologies, Core Network Technologies, Radio/Wireless Technologies, and Signals and Communications

This qualification is suitable for people entering a career as a Telecommunications technician.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Applying fundamental knowledge and principles of telecommunications and related electrical theory and practice
  • Applying fundamental knowledge of information communications technology (ICT) systems and services
  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Applying safe working procedures and practices; and identifying and controlling hazards in a working environment
  • Understanding limitations of their knowledge and skills, and seeking support when required.

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Access Network Technologies, Core Network Technologies, and Radio/Wireless Networks Technologies Strands:

  • Applying key concepts and skills, including installing, maintaining, and repairing telecommunications networks
  • Installing and maintaining the telecommunications networks and related ICT systems and services
  • Diagnosing and repairing network equipment and services
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of current and emerging technologies

Signals and Communications Strand:

  • Applying key concepts and skills, including installing, maintaining, and repairing signals and communications networks
  • Operating transmission reception equipment and communication networks to international standards
  • Planning and monitoring communications in accordance with agreed protocols
  • Ensuring continuity and consistency of protocols and procedures at all times

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (LEVEL 4)

NZC IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS (LEVEL 4) WITH STRANDS IN ACCESS NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, RADIO/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES, SIGNALS AND COMMUNICATIONS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS DESIGN, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICAL SERVICE DESK

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 90-115 Credits
  • TBA

This qualification is currently under review.

Strands: Access Network Technologies, Core Network Technologies, Radio/Wireless Technologies, Signals and Communications, Telecommunications Design, and Telecommunications Technical Service Desk

This qualification is suitable for advanced technicians.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Communicating effectively to provide support and solutions for stakeholders and supervision of personnel
  • Applying business policies and procedures including management of information and records
  • Maintaining a safe working environment and implement hazard management policies and procedures
  • Applying relevant industry, community, government and environmental regulations and standards
  • Maintaining advanced knowledge of current and emerging technologies and develop knowledge in their area of practice.

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Access Network Technologies, Core Network Technologies, and Radio/Wireless Networks Technologies Strands:

  • Developing and applying a range of standard and non-standard processes and solutions to the installation, maintenance, and repair of telecommunications networks and equipment
  • Installing and maintaining network equipment and services across a broad range of situations
  • Installing and maintaining networks ICT systems and services across a broad range of situations
  • Diagnosing and repairing networks equipment and services across a broad range of situations.

Signals and Communications Strand:

  • Developing and applying a range of standard and non-standard processes and solutions to the installation, maintenance, and repair of telecommunications signal and communications technologies and equipment
  • Applying advanced knowledge of radio communication
  • Applying advanced knowledge of tactical communication
  • Managing and operating advanced strategic information systems
  • Managing communications protocols and procedures during shift and shift change over
  • Managing maintenance requirements of signals and communications technologies and equipment

Telecommunications Design Strand:

  • Developing and applying a range of standard and non-standard processes and solutions to the design of installation, maintenance, and repair of telecommunications technologies and equipment
  • Preparing design within defined parameters
  • Preparing an estimate against completed design
  • Evaluating design against stakeholder requirements
  • Submitting design and estimating into workflow process

Telecommunications Technical Service Desk Strand:

  • Developing a range of standard and non-standard processes and solutions to the installation, maintenance, and repair of telecommunications network
  • Receiving and resolving technical and service requirement
  • Effectively communicating technical and service information to stakeholders
  • Using helpdesk systems and equipment