Plan, activate and maintain a communications network

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PUASES010A, 'Plan, activate and maintain a communications network'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify operational communications needs

1.1 Operational communications considerations and requirements are identified based on operational needs

1.2 Operational and task information is used to determine communications network and equipment requirements

1.3 Agencies, organisations and individuals involved in operation/s are identified

1.4 Established arrangements and equipment for communications are identified

1.5 Hazards and environmental conditions likely to impact on communications requirements are identified, assessed and controlled

2. Establish communications plan

2.1 Communications plan is prepared based on identified operational communications needs

2.2 Appropriate communications strategies and equipment are included in communications plan and network

2.3 Personnel are briefed on requirements of the communications plan

2.4 Communications plan is implemented, monitored and modified to meet changes in operational situation

3. Activate and maintain communications network

3.1 Prior to activation of the communications plan, communications network is set up and tested as outlined in communications plan and faults are addressed

3.2 Communications network is activated

3.3 Communications network performance is monitored, analysed and adjusted to ensure effective and efficient communications

3.4 Communications network is modified to meet changes in operational situation and network capacity

4. Terminate communications network

4.1 Communications network is closed down in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and operational requirements

4.2 Communications network is dismantled and refurbished in accordance with organisational procedures and manufacturers' guidelines

4.3 Maintenance requirement are recognised, recorded and reported according to organisational procedures

4.4 Operational documentation is completed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.5 Efficiency of the communications plan and network is review

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUASES010A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA41206 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)
  • PUA41306 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)
  • PUA30510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA40210 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)