Install a radio communications antenna and feedline

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 ICTRFN301, 'Install a radio communications antenna and feedline'.
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


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

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

1. Plan assembly of antenna system

1.1 Arrange access to site according to required procedure

1.2 Apply all relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards in planning process

1.3 Obtain relevant antenna specifications, requirements and radio communication site management book (RCSMB) from appropriate personnel

1.4 Organise appropriate installation personnel to be available on site

1.5 Assess relevant hazard levels from RCSMB and take appropriate preventative action according to prescribed safety requirements

1.6 Identify other antennas at site location and notify those who may be affected by outages

1.7 Inspect antenna system and feedline for physical damage before further work is performed

1.8 Organise tools and equipment and ensure they are in safe working order and adjusted to manufacturer’s specifications

2. Assemble, mount and align antenna and prepare feedline

2.1 Follow site specific safety requirements and enterprise work health and safety (WHS) processes and procedures

2.2 Assemble antenna system in safe manner according to manufacturer’s instructions

2.3 Mount antenna with correct azimuth and polarisation according to manufacturer’s instructions and work practices

2.4 Install radome to antenna if provided

2.5 Install lightning protection systems according to plans and specifications

2.6 Align antenna in horizontal and vertical planes to maximise signal

3. Test antenna installation and document test results

3.1 Conduct performance tests in safe manner according to manufacturer’s specifications and instructions

3.2 Record, interpret and compare test results with manufacturer’s data or design specifications

3.3 Confirm correct overall operation of antenna system

4. Complete administrative tasks and clean up site

4.1 Complete and store appropriate records and test results according to enterprise policy

4.2 Label radio frequency (RF) transmitter equipment and feedlines according to legislation

4.3 Notify all affected by outage that normal operation can resume

4.4 Clean, pack and store all tools and test equipment, and organise transport in suitable protective casing where appropriate

4.5 Restore any changes made to worksite to client’s satisfaction and obtain sign off