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 CUFBRD501A, '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



Plan master or network control resources

1. Analyse production and transmission requirements to determine overall master or network control requirements

2. Ensure schedule information is accurate and resolve identified problems in close collaboration with relevant operational and production personnel

3. Ensure access to required input and output feeds are available to meet transmission and production requirements in accordance with available equipment and signal pathways

4. Communicate with relevant operational and production personnel on a needs basis and in sufficient time to resolve potential issues, problems and required changes

5. Suggest creative and technical solutions to complex situations in collaboration with relevant operational and production personnel

Schedule feeds and equipment requests

6. Organise appropriate line connections and switching for incoming and outgoing feeds according to transmission and production requirements

7. Ensure that equipment is connected according to transmission and production requirements and that it is in good working order

8. Measure signal parameters before and after conversion to ensure converted product meets required standards

9. Switch feeds and up-links and down-links as required according to production and transmission requirements

10. Complete workplace documentation as required and in accordance with enterprise protocols

Monitor incoming and outgoing feeds

11. Check that feeds are correct and of a suitable quality to meet required technical standards of the enterprise

12. Use appropriate equipment to verify that signals are operating within required specifications, and that there is no distortion

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

14. Adjust systems as needed to ensure signals are within specification and utilising appropriate reference test signals

15. Communicate with feed providers to maintain required technical quality of material and provide solutions to overcome operational issues as needed

16. Maintain contact with relevant feed providers to facilitate efficient switching of up-links and down-links

Provide general technical and operational support

17. Liaise with relevant operational personnel throughout production or transmission processes to provide required feed switches

18. Provide assessment of transmission levels and advise relevant operational personnel of problems with the quality of the feeds

19. Switch feeds into and out of master control as requested by relevant operational and production personnel and ensure appropriate communications are maintained at all times

20. Where appropriate, ensure that incoming signals are recorded or ingested to required formats, including delivery to relevant transmission and production destinations

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

22. Identify and diagnose problems with equipment and take action to remedy or refer to maintenance crew for resolution

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFBRD501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media