Operate communications systems and equipment

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 PUAOPE002B, 'Operate communications systems and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate communications systems and equipment' 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



1. Use communication systems and equipment

1.1 Equipment is used and operated safely to support communications consistent with organisation's policies and procedures

1.2 Communication equipment and techniques are selected to best meet the task, context and needs of the situation

1.3 The communication system is correctly utilised to facilitate transmission and reception

1.4 Communication systems are operationally maintained according to organisation's policies and procedures

2. Transmit and receive communications

2.1 Information is transmitted concisely and clearly to facilitate accurate reception of the message in accordance with organisation's policy and procedures

2.2 Contact is acknowledged, communication is confirmed and action initiated

2.3 Communication faults and deficiencies are reported according to organisation's policy and procedures

2.4 Alternative communication strategies are employed according to organisational procedures to address identified faults and deficiencies in communication

2.5 Communication is processed and recorded in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures

3. Maintain communications equipment

3.1 Fault finding techniques are applied and basic maintenance conducted according to organisational policies and procedures

3.2 Faulty equipment is identified and noted for repair

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOPE002B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA10106 - Certificate I in Public Safety (Defence Force Cadets)
  • PUA20601 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA42209 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership)
  • PUA20701 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA32510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)
  • PUA51509 - Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership)
  • PUA40702 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Policing)
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • PSP40304 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance)
  • PSP30304 - Certificate III in Government (Court Compliance)
  • PSP41404 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • FPI20105 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI20205 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage