Operate master control

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 CUABRD501, 'Operate master control'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate master control' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan master or network control operations

1.1 Analyse production and transmission schedules to determine master or network control requirements

1.2 Anticipate and resolve potential problems in collaboration with broadcast operations team members and production personnel

1.3 Check equipment, signal pathways and access to input and output feeds meet transmission and production requirements

1.4 Keep up-to-date with technological changes affecting master control operations and incorporate into planning where appropriate

2. Schedule feeds and equipment requests

2.1 Organise line connections and switching appropriate to delivery method being used for incoming and outgoing feeds

2.2 Check equipment is operational and connected according to transmission and production requirements

2.3 Measure signal parameters before and after conversion and adjust, if necessary, so that converted product meets required standards

2.4 Complete workplace documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

3. Monitor incoming and outgoing feeds

3.1 Supervise the process of switching feeds into and out of master control during transmissions or recording of productions

3.2 Check quality of feeds meets enterprise and broadcast standards

3.3 Use test equipment to verify signals are free of distortion and within specifications

3.4 Adjust systems to rectify signal problems as required

3.5 Diagnose and resolve equipment and transmission faults efficiently

3.6 Communicate with feed providers to maintain required broadcast quality and facilitate efficient switching of up-links and down-links

4. Provide general technical and operational support

4.1 Assess transmission levels and advise relevant operational personnel of problems with quality of feeds

4.2 Supervise the process of recording or ingesting incoming signals in required broadcast format and delivery of recorded material to transmission and production destinations

4.3 Organise alternate fail-safe and back-up signal paths in event of breakdowns or failures of designated prime sources

4.4 Check information about workplace safety and security procedures is readily available to broadcast operations team members

4.5 Keep team members informed of issues affecting their role and invite their input to and feedback on operations