Communications and Network Topology

  • Accredited course option.
  • Delivered online and self-paced.
  • Emphasis on network hardware, troubleshooting and integration.
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01-01-2017 to 31-12-2026

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Communications and Network Topology

Course Description

This is our first unit in a series of units to introduce learners on how network hardware comes together with hubs, switches and routers using communications and messages and DHCP. Once you have completed this course you will be competent in understanding how this is utilised, some troubleshooting and connecting devices on an Ethernet network.
Our Industrial Networks course is split into a primary section (Communications and Network Topology) and a secondary (Protocols) so you can get an understanding of each sections importance and how they integrate into the overall control and management of plant and equipment.

To gain a Statement of Attainment, you will be undertaking an accredited version of this course. This means that you will complete both the theoretical and practical components of this course.
To gain a Statement of Completion, you will be undertaking a non-accredited version of this course. This means that you will complete only the theoretical components of this course.

Content Delivery

Both the theoretical and practical components of this course are delivered online in a self-paced environment.


Upon successful completion, students will be able to understand:
Hubs, Switches and Routers.
RF and Fibre Networks.
The Benefits of Computer Networks.
How Computer Networks Work (DHCP).
Network Topologies.
Networking Devices and Cabling.
The OSI and TCP/IP Models.
IP Addressing and Subnetworks.
Network Planning and Designing Process.

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Looking for something more tailored to your needs? We also provide specialised onsite training, just call us 1300 761 366

Skills obtained

IT Integration

Incorporate technological proficiency to your workplace development.

Problem solving

Apply higher-level order thinking skills to promote workplace initiative and resolution.

Install & Configure

Accurately follow the workplace protocol of complex processes.


Compile and produce appropriate documentation of work operations.

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