Perform basic transmission operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 CUFBRD301A, 'Perform basic transmission operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Plan transmission control resources

1. Prepare or review transmission schedules and ensure information is accurate in consultation with relevant operational and production personnel

2. Organise transmission control scheduling and prioritise resources according to production requirements

3. Liaise with relevant operational and production personnel to resolve conflicting issues, problems or required changes

4. Ensure communications are maintained with operational and production personnel, including originators of incoming and outgoing feeds where applicable

5. Check functionality of equipment required for transmission operations to ensure correct performance during transmission

6. Prepare and distribute documentation as required by enterprise procedures

Prepare materials for transmission

7. Receive incoming signals and arrange appropriate conversion according to enterprise protocols and standards

8. Measure signal parameters before and after conversion using appropriate testing equipment

9. Collate program components intended for transmission ensuring they are accurately identified, timed and sequenced in accordance with enterprise procedures

10. Insert appropriate time codes and cue points where applicable, ensuring breaks are scheduled and programmed correctly

11. Connect equipment and switch relevant feeds according to production requirements

Monitor incoming and outgoing transmissions

12. Assess technical quality of transmissions and feeds and identify from written or verbal instructions sequences of materials to be transmitted or recorded

13. Use appropriate equipment to verify that transmitting signals comply with specifications

14. Accurately diagnose nature and causes of faults and take appropriate actions to resolve them

15. Maintain communication with relevant operational and production personnel to facilitate efficient switching of up-links and down-links

Provide general technical support

16. Liaise with relevant operational and production personnel throughout and switch feeds into and out of transmission control as requested

17. Provide assessment of transmission levels and respond with correct information and documentation as applicable

18. Ensure appropriate back-up systems are available in the event of breakdowns or failures of equipment or line feeds

19. Retain contact with feed provider to ensure ongoing technical quality and delivery of required switching of up-links and down-links

20. Undertake safe working practices and monitor safety and security of work area and equipment

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFBRD301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF30207 - Certificate III in Broadcast Technology
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media
  • CUF40307 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology