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 COPPER NETWORK MAINTENANCE AND OPTICAL FIBRE NETWORK

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 3
  • 90 Credits
  • NZQA #3767

Strands: Copper Network Maintenance and Optical Fibre Network.

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

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Co-ordinate and scope telecommunication sites while managing stakeholder and client expectations and relationships.
  • Apply safe work practices and meet industry standards when working on telecommunications networks, including operation of plant and equipment.

Plus skills in one of the following strands:

Copper Network Maintenance:

  • Apply knowledge of copper telecommunication network transmission theory during transmission and repair to meet industry standards.
  •  Install, locate, test and service copper network to protect and restore the copper telecommunications network

Optical Fibre Network Strand:

  • Apply knowledge of optical fibre theory during build, provisioning and repair of the telecommunications network to meet industry standards.
  • Install, locate, test and service fibre network to protect and restore the fibre telecommunications network.

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