This course provides attendees with the accreditation,
competencies and skills to confidently maintain the
fibre optic network attributes for nbn™ 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

This course is designed for individuals with minimal experience and ensures that learning outcomes can be applied immediately to field activities using our advanced real world hands on learning environments.

On completion, learners will have the confidence to build common network attributes including all optical joint enclosures used within the nbn™ optical architectures (TFN,DFN and LFN) as well as splicing ribbon and stranded optical cable types.



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 optical network of FTTx architectures
  • Service delivery overview for FTTP, FTTN networks
  • Overview of RDOD/BDOD
  • Overview of SD1/SD2
  • Working safely in the telecommunications environment
Overview of Optical Fibre Cabling and Joint enclosures
  • Overview of nbn™ cable joint enclosures - AJL, BJL, DJL, FJL, HDODF
  • Overview of FTTP FDH (Fibre Distribution Hub – including optical splitter technology)
  • Optical connector cleaning techniques
  • Cable types used within nbn™ optical network
  • Fibre optic cable numbering system
  • Cable stripping techniques for ribbon and stranded cable (nbn™ specific)
  • Cable labelling and markings
  • Prepare cabling for installation in joint enclosures
Fibre Optic Splicing Techniques
  • Splicing tooling
  • Stranded fibre cleaving practices
  • Ribbon fibre cleaving practices
  • Detailed overview of stranded fibre splicing techniques
  • Detailed overview of ribbon fibre splicing techniques
  • Fusion splicing techniques and acceptable limits (nbn™ specific)
  • Matching Splice Protectors to Splicing
DFN & LFN/MTLFN Active Network Components
  • Overview of Alcatel’s nbn™ Node
  • Overview of Commscope nbn™ Node
  • Overview of DPU’s
Fibre Optic Joint Enclosure Assembly Principles
  • Warren & Brown 2 draw internal cable subrack
  • FOSC 400 (DJL)
  • Corning ORS (Brank DJL / AJL)
  • Flexible Joint Location (FJL)
  • Optical splitters into FJL
  • Breakout Joint Location (BJL)
Practical Exercise
  • Build DJL (FOSC 400) 288F / 576F
  • Build a Branch DJL (Corning ORS) -72F
  • Build W&B 2 draw -72F
  • Build FJL -72F
  • Build BJL 12F
  • The above includes cable stripping and joint installation and splicing practices for dark & active / live joints
Course Assessment
  • 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 mainjtain 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-20-008
Skill Unit Code Unit Name
Skill 13 ICTCBL208 Splice and terminate optical fibre cable
Skill 29 Fibre Hygiene and Test
Skill 2,3 ICTCBL215 Joint metallic conductor cable in the access network
Skill 9 ICTTEN311 Inspect, clean and handle optical fibre cables and connectors

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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.