This course provides attendees with the accreditation,
competencies and skills to confidently construct the
fibre optic network attributes for nbn's™ FTTP, FTTN




PERPETUAL LEARNING INSTITUTE offers a comprehensive range of nbn™ courses to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to work on the nbn™ network


is a Nationally Approved Training Provider of Telstra™ & nbn™


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Course Overview

Attendees will be exposed to the FTTN and FTTP lead-in and NTD activation, installation and commissioning processes. Participants will be provided with all necessary information to install in accordance with industry standards - lead-in cabling,PCD, in-home cabling and the nbn’s™ NTD & PSU.

On completion of all installation processes, attendees will learn the commissioning and activation sequences of the NTD and be provided with alarm identification and elimination procedures should service activation fail. NTD commissioning processes will also cover the required interaction and ticketing process requirements within the nbn™.



nbn approved titab approved telstra approved Perpetual Learning Institute Pty. Ltd. is a nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO code: 40809)

Course Outline

Overview Of nbn™ Architectures
  • Overview of FTTP – Fibre To The Premise
  • Overview of FTTB – Fibre To The Basement
  • Overview of FTTN – Fibre To The Node
  • Components needed in FTTx architectures
  • Service delivery overview for FTTx networks
  • Detailed overview of nbn’sTM optical architectures:
    • Transit Fibre Network (TFN)
    • Distribution Fibre Network (DFN)
    • Local Fibre Network (LFN)
    • Aerial and underground lead-in cables and installation practices
Introduction to Fibre Optics
  • Basics of fibre optics
  • Optical fibre cable construction naming and colour codes
  • Light propagation principles
  • Laser transmission system theory
  • Optical connects and cleaning principles
  • Laser safety & OHS
  • Operating visual fault locators
nbn™ Optical Network Construction Practices
  • Detailed overview of FDH & Multiports (FTTP nbn™TM specific)
  • Detailed overview of nbn™ lead-in practices and methods(aerial and below ground) including lead-in conduit requirements
  • Detailed overview and installation standards of in-premises components:
    • PCD (Premises Connection Device)
    • PSU (Power Supply Unit)
    • NTD (Network Terminal Device)
    • FWO (Fibre Optic Wall Outlet)
    • SDS cabling splicing
    • Prepare and splice SC/APL optical connections to SDS cables
    nbn™ Service Activation Practices (NTD)
    • NTD configuration and activation processes (nbn™ specific including ticket of work requirements
    • Measuring and recording the optical levels at the NTD
    • NTD troubleshooting affecting service quality
    • PSU alarm overview and rectification processes
    • NTD alarm overview and rectification processes
    • Troubleshooting optical power level faults – identification/resolution/ escalation
    • Validating end user service performance
    • Wireless configuration and performance validation
    • Internet & IP configuration to achieve customer interfacing validation
    Practical Exercise
    • Configure NTD and PSU with alarm notification
    • Configure Wireless IP network for internet activation
    • Terminate optical lead-in with mechanical splice connector

Course Information

Course Locations:

Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane, Darwin and Perth

Location and timing will be advised at enrolment

Class Size:  10 - 12 Students

Learners are required to complete a portfolio of evidence to achieve certification of Units of Competency listed below.
Included: All materials used for practical exercises, technical manuals for each attendee, test equipment, emulation environment. 1 week phone support.




  • With the deployment of the nbn™, Australia now needs additional skilled workers to construct the different network architectures.
  • New network architectures and technologies require the development of new skills and knowledge to ensure success.


  • Working as an nbn™ Approved Training Provider, PERPETUAL LEARNING INSTITUTE has enhanced our traditional courses to align directly to the skills needed for the nbn™ rollout.
  • The development of carefully constructed skill based programs is where we excel – the art of training.
  • Unlike other training organisations which focus primarily on technology, PERPETUAL LEARNING INSTITUTE is structured toward Field Operations staff. Technology theory is combined with large quantities of practical exercises to reinforce the learning process.
  • PERPETUAL LEARNING INSTITUTE is the market leader with regards to hands on practical training that is supported by our real world learning simulators – “We bring the field environment to you”.


  • There are specific technical competencies that must be attained prior to commencing any type of work on the nbn™.
  • The following table shows the relevant Units of Competency that will be achieved on successful completion.
  • Once complete the student can formally gain accreditation on nbn’s™ workforce compliance platform enAble™(
  Units of Competency provided by PLI-16-450
Unit Code Unit Name
ICTCBL302 Install and terminnate optical fibre cable on customer premises
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
ICTTEN416 Install, configure and test an internet protocol network

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As of July 1, 2017 Perpetual Learning Institute Pty.Ltd (previously known as Celemetrix Training), was rebranded as a stand-alone entity in order to provide a more dedicated Training focus; and ultimately a more rewarding customer experience.