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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Log intercepted communications
  2. Report items of interest

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required Skills

listen effectively

communicate effectively within the workplace

follow instructions and directives

report information appropriate to the situation

assess the situational value of information

use organisational systems and equipment to conduct direction finding

triangulate lines of bearing

Required Knowledge

antenna theory

communication networks systems and architecture

electromagnetic spectrum

radio frequency propagation

international time zones and date lines

organisational guidelines and procedures

direction finding systems and equipment

direction finding and geolocation principles

direction finding procedures

compliance principles

telecommunications legislation

privacy legislation

reporting procedures and formats

magnetic to grid conversion

triangulation mathematical equations

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria Required Skills and Knowledge the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

identify information of value contained within an intercepted communication

prioritise and report identified information of value to appropriate personnel

Consistency in performance

Competency should be demonstrated during a range of logging activities conducted over time utilising current specialist sensor equipment and procedures to ensure the candidate is assessed across a variety of relevant workplace situations collection systems and target communications environments

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Competency should be assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment

Specific resources for assessment

Access is required to

workplace collection systems

organisational guidelines and procedures

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Intercept details may include:

location of emitter

mode of transmission

modulation type

target type/ID

transmission text (data/voice)

transmitting frequency

transmitting frequency band

Logged may include:

audio recording

computer generated data

digital imaging

hand written notes

video recording

logged transcript


a form of summarising that captures the essence of the intercept without taking the same amount of time as a verbatim transcription

Standard procedures may include:

Australian Standards

Defence Instructions

doctrinal pamphlets

job guides, other publications

manufacturers’ handbooks, industry specifications and technical instructions

workplace health and safety regulations

organisational policies and procedures

procedure manuals

relevant local government by laws

relevant state/territory or federal legislation

Routine Orders

Standing Operating Procedures

Standing Orders

written and verbal orders

Organisational abbreviations may include:

approved organisational abbreviations for place names, common words and phrases, and acronyms

organisational/international pro-signs

organisational specific codes

internationally recognised abbreviations


Legal requirements may include:

international law

privacy legislation

telecommunications legislation

Report may include:



formal message (transmitted by data or voice)

formatted report

verbal (in person, radio, phone)

Relevant personnel may include:




supervisors or line managers