Install hardware to a network

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICANWK410A, 'Install hardware to a network'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Install hardware to a network' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Determine network hardware requirements

1.1 Assess client network hardware and cabling requirements, considering compatibility with existing application software and operating system

1.2 Analyse requirements against local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), wireless networks, and mobile equipment access design limitations and organisational guidelines

1.3 Evaluate client requirements according to organisational guidelines, corporate purchasing procedures, licensing arrangements and budget

2. Obtain network hardware

2.1 Contact vendors and obtain technical specifications

2.2 Evaluate or test hardware according to client requirements and organisational guidelines

2.3 Document recommendations and provide copies to appropriate person

2.4 Determine and document licensing requirements and security issues

2.5 Acquire hardware according to recommendations and organisational procedures

2.6 Organise cabling infrastructure where required

3. Install network hardware

3.1 Conduct installation with minimal disruption to clients

3.2 Install hardware according to appropriate installation procedures

3.3 Configure and test the installation to ensure that it meets client needs

4. Provide instruction and support for installed products

4.1 Determine and document client instructions and needs

4.2 Provide one-to-one or group instruction to client and users, as required

4.3 Obtain client evaluation and feedback, to ensure that client requirements have been met

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICANWK410A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICT40210 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering
  • ICT40410 - Certificate IV in Radio Frequency Networks
  • ICT40110 - Certificate IV in Optical Networks
  • ICA40111 - Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • ICA40211 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Support
  • ICA40411 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
  • ICT40313 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Radio Communications
  • ICT40613 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology