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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare to install and set-up reception antennae and signal distribution systems.
  2. Install reception antennae and signal distribution systems.
  3. Set-up reception antennae and signal distribution systems and report.

Required Skills

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

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices and assembling and erecting reception antennae and signal distribution equipment

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies

KSEHA Antenna assembly and installation

Evidence shall show an understanding of antenna assembly and installation applying safe working practices and relevant Standards Codes and Regulations to an extent indicated by the following aspects

T signal reception

Inadequate optimum excessive signal level

Multipath transmission


T TV antennas


Operating characteristics

TV antenna terminology

Multiple antennas

Assembly and installation

T Transmission lines


Characteristic impedance



Standing waves


T Antenna distribution systems

Identical and adjacent channel interference

Mastheaddistribution amplifiers



Splitters and couplers

T networks and existing loop wired networks

practical small distribution system design

Field strength meters


VCR output injection


T Satellite receivers

Block diagram

Operating characteristics


T Antenna faultfinding

Common faults

Fault finding and repair


T Electronic safe working practices

Risk management and assessment of risk encompassing

Principle and purpose of risk management and

Processes for conducting a risk assessment

Hazards associated with lowvoltage extralow voltage and highcurrents encompassing

Parts of an electronic systems and equipment that operate at lowvoltage and extralow voltage

Parts of an electronic systems and equipment where highcurrents are likely

Risks and control measures associated with highvoltage encompassing

Parts of an electronic systems and equipment that operate at highvoltage

The terms used touch voltage step voltage induced voltage and creepage as they relate to the hazards of highvoltage and

Control measures used for dealing with the hazards of highvoltage

Risks and control measures associated with low voltage encompassing

Risks associated with installation fault finding maintenance and repair

Control measures before while and after working on electronic systems or equipment

Isolation and taggingoff procedures

Risks and restrictions in working live

Control measures for working live

Safety selection use maintenance and care of test equipment encompassing

Safety characteristics of electrical testing devices

Chemical cleaning solvents glues and joining wastes used in electronics

Safe use of electrical testing device and

Checks and storage methods for maintaining the safety of testing devices

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

The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this unit It must be used in conjunction with all parts of the unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Overview of Assessment

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment such as Profiling require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention It is the Industrypreferred model for apprenticeships However where summative or final assessment is used it must include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or at a minimum the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment It is recognised that in some circumstances assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace However it must be in accord with industry and regulatory policy

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors These include the extent of the assessment the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place access to physical resources additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed

The critical safety nature of working with electricity electrical equipment gas or any other hazardous substancematerial carries risk in deeming a person competent Sources of evidence need to be rich in nature to minimise error in judgment

Activities associated with normal everyday work influence decisions about howhow much the data gathered will contribute to its richness Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practised These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically Each Element and associated performance criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines UEE Evidence shall also comprise

A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline work function and industrial environment In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to

Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range statement

Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the performance criteria and range statement

Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit It may be required by some jurisdictions that RTOs provide a percentile graded result for the purpose of regulatory or licensing requirements

Demonstrate an appropriate level of skills enabling employment

Conduct work observing the relevant Anti Discrimination legislation regulations polices and workplace procedures

Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below

Assemble and erect reception antennae and signal distribution equipment as described in and including


Reading and interpreting drawings of circuit arrangements and component locations


Placing and securing antenna and accessories accurately


Maintaining fire integrity


Terminating cable and conductors correctly


Adjusting for optimum reception at each outlet


Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with the above listed items


Successful completion of relevant vendor training may be used to contribute to evidence on which competency is deemed In these cases the alignment of outcomes of vendor training with performance criteria and critical aspects of evidence shall be clearly identified

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures information and resources typical of a workplace This should include

OHS policy and work procedures and instructions

Suitable work environment facilities equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this unit

These should be part of the formal learningassessment environment


Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment conditions must be authentic and as far as possible reproduce and replicate the workplace and be consistent with the approved industry simulation policy

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to assembling and erecting reception antennae and signal distribution equipment

Method of assessment

This unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume Part Assessment Guidelines


Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the industry to which this unit applies This requires that the specified essential knowledge and associated skills are assessed in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learningassessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills described in this unit

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units

For optimisation of training and assessment effort competency development in this unit may be arranged concurrently with unit



Fabricate assemble and dismantle utilities industry components



Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment



Use drawings diagrams schedules standards codes and specifications



Lay wiringcabling and terminate accessories for extralow voltage ELV circuits

Range Statement

10) This relates to the unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the performance criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This unit shall be demonstrated by installing, connecting and setting up a typically representative reception antennae and signal distribution systems on at least two occasions.

Systems are to consist of multiple outlets for multiple users.

Generic terms used throughout this Vocational Standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated. The definition of these and other terms that apply are given in Volume 2, Part 2.1.