nbn™ Unify Copper Fault Finding

This course is designed to provide attendees with an advanced knowledge of nbn's™ network and field applications.
This course is separated into 5 core modules




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

This course is designed to provide attendees with an advanced knowledge of nbn™ network and field applications. This course is separated into 5 core modules:
  1. FTTx Infrastructure overview
  2. Network enclosure builds + techniques
  3. Testing/ identifying and rectifying copper network faults
  4. Aerial install applications
  5. Fibre Hygiene


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
  • Overview of FTTC – Fibre To The Curb
  • Components associated with FTTB, FTTC, and FTTN architectures ( copper specific)
  • Service delivery overview for FTTx networks
  • Working safely within the telecommunication environment
Introduction to Copper Cabling
  • Copper cable architecture and transmission theory
  • Copper cable types, gauges and insulation types
  • Overview of Telstra’s™ cable records systems
  • Overview of xDSL technologies including G.Fast
  • Fibre attenuation and its causes
  • Fibre optic connectors and cleaning
  • Evaluation of optical connector quality using video inspection probes
Introduction to Optical Fibre
  • Introduction to Optical Fibre
  • Optical fibre safety
  • Light propagation principles
  • Handling of Fibre
  • Connector Hygiene
Copper Network Detailed Overview
  • Detailed overview of Telstra’s™ copper CAN Architecture (Customer Access Network)
  • Overview of Telecommunications pit & pipe infrastructure
  • Copper network tooling and equipment
  • Working at height
  • Power Awareness & separation
  • Detailed overview of copper cabling stripping techniques
  • Deadzone effects on an OTDR trace
  • nbn™ copper network construction practices
Copper CCU Pillars
  • Detailed overview of CCU 900 & 1800 pillar types and technical guidelines
  • CCU Jumpering
  • FTTN Cabinent Jumpering
Overview of nbn™ Nodes / DPU’s
  • Overview of Alcatel’s nbn™ Node
  • Overview of CommScope nbn™ Node
  • Overview of DPU’s (FTTC)
Cable Termination Methods – Detail (nbn™ specific)
  • Overview of copper cable termination standards and practices (nbn™ focussed)
    • Quante
    • Krone
    • Validating cable termination quality
Copper Cable Joint Enclosures – (nbnTM focussed)
  • Overview of copper cable termination standards and practices (nbn™ focussed)
    • HSOJ
    • Maintenance Joint
    • Dexgreen joints
Network Validation – (nbn™ focussed)
  • Detailed overview of the equipment and techniques used to test the performance of the copper network
  • Cable pair identification techniques
  • Cable fault methodology and location principles
  • Validating POTS (Telephone) line performance
  • Validating xDSL (Telephone) line performance inc G.Fast.
  • Lines Test Set 2 (LTS2)
  • Premisis cabling & fault conditions
Practical Exercise
  • Build HSOJ using 50 pair copper cable
  • Maintenance build of HSOJ
  • MDF / CCU Jumpering
  • Aerial Install’s
  • DPU Cut-in and Integration (inc CIU’s)
  • Advanced copper Testing (real network)
  • Fault finding applications (real network)
  • Fibre Connector Hygiene
  • DPU Replacement process
Course Assessments
  • Theoretical assessment
  • Practical assessment

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 maintain 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-20-006
Skills Unit Code Unit Name
Skill 1 ICTCBL320 Jumper metallic conductor cables in the access network
Skill 2,3 ICTCBL215 Joint metallic conductor cable in the access network
Skill 5 ICTTEN303 Locate, identify and rectify recurrent network fault
Skill 9 ICTTEN311 Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cables and connectors
Skill 16 ICTCBL214 Fix aerial cable
Skill 29 Fibre Hygiene and Test

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