Ensure quality of broadcast output

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 CUFBRT403A, 'Ensure quality of broadcast output'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Maintain quality control for broadcast systems

1. Ensure correct output level devices are placed in circuit to correct for losses, deficiencies or degradation

2. Make adjustments to broadcasting equipment, with reference to equipment and maintenance manuals as required

3. Contact play out source to adjust levels if required

4. Monitor and track the signal source

5. Locate problems and determine arrangements for rectification in consultation with relevant personnel

6. Monitor performance and condition of broadcast systems and broadcasting equipment according to enterprise procedures

7. Complete workplace documentation as required

8. Confirm purpose of data analysis

9. Obtain relevant test data and promptly resolve data inconsistencies

10. Analyse data using approved methods and procedures

11. Check that data analysis is accurate and thorough and takes account of test conditions

12. Compare analysis against product or asset specification and identify faults or variations from specification

13. Record results of analyses in the appropriate format

Rectify distortion problems

14. Use appropriate test equipment to test that broadcast outputs are within specification and phase

15. Use level meters to check frequency response

16. Report noise and distortion problems to relevant personnel

17. Negotiate solutions to distortion problems with the originator/source according to enterprise procedures


Monitor quality of broadcast output

19. Check/calibrate monitoring equipment to ensure it is functioning correctly

20. Analyse broadcast output to identify problems and faults.

21. Check inbound and outbound equipment, satellite and telecom units

22. Monitor quality of transmission according to enterprise operating procedures

23. Carry out monitoring activities effectively with minimum disruption to broadcasting operations

24. Determine problems with transmission and take remedial action as required

25. Record details of monitoring activity according to enterprise procedures and regulatory and industry standards

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFBRT403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
  • CUF40307 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology