Design an RFID implementation

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 ICAA5246A, 'Design an RFID implementation'.
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



1. Analyse client requirements to produce a project specification

1.1. Identify business requirements, audit site and identify hardware and software requirements

1.2. Define software and hardware types to ensure that the proposed system is designed to meet business requirements

1.3. Produce a request for tender (RFT) document related to required RFID technologies

2. Select appropriate interrogators/readers

2.1. Conduct a survey of available interrogators/readers

2.2. Ensure compatibility with current network infrastructure

2.3. Select the most appropriate interrogator/readers for the given specification

3. Design appropriate interrogator/reader zones

3.1. Identify and minimise interrogator to interrogator interference

3.2. Select multiple interrogators/readers if appropriate to optimise system performance

3.3. Ensure antenna geometry and footprint are consistent with the chosen design

3.4. Identify and minimise sources of interference

3.5. Incorporate into the design the use of anti-collision protocols

4. Select an appropriate tag

4.1. Select and customise appropriate tag to client requirements, including memory size, security and encryption requirements

4.2. Predict the performance for read distance, write distance and tag response time to confirm that these conform with client requirements

4.3. Select the optimal locations for an RFID tag to be placed on an item

5. Document the design

5.1. Complete documentation according to client requirements

5.2. Ensure that client is informed about standards applying to the design

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAA5246A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)