Operate and maintain amateur radio communication stations

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 UEENEEB101A, 'Operate and maintain amateur radio communication stations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Operate and maintain amateur radio communication stations' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1

Prepare to operate an amateur radio communication station.

1.1

OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures

1.2

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for amateur radio activities

1.3

The nature of the operation of activity is identified to be within the Amateur Radio Standard Licence Conditions Determination

1.4

Sources of materials that may be required for the Amateur Radio activities are identified and utilised according to manufacturer specifications and established routines and procedures

1.5

Interference to other services is recognised and attended to by good operating practices, and advice is sought from the ACMA to ensure interference to other services does not occur

1.6

Resources, tools, apparatus and testing devices needed to carry out work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety

2

Operate an amateur radio communication station.

2.1

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed

2.2

The need to test or measure equipment is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures

2.3

Circuits/apparatus are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance with OHS requirements and procedures

2.4

Radio communications operating practices and procedures are demonstrated and are in accordance with established requirements

2.5

Amateur radio communication station is operated in accordance with Standard Licence Operator’s level as prescribed by the Australian Communication Media Authority

2.6

Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety, discussions with appropriate persons and specified work outcomes

2.7

Set-up is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles

3

Maintain an amateur radio communication station

3.1

OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.

3.2

Modules/sub-assemblies are tagged during the dismantling to help ensure correct and efficient reassembly and stored to protect them against loss or damage.

3.3

Apparatus is dismantled and assembled in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.

3.4

Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to other components, apparatus or circuits and in accordance with established procedures

3.5

Repairs are carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices

3.6

Apparatus is assembled in an appropriate sequence with all modules/sub-assemblies and parts correctly placed, secured and connected in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and industry practice

3.7

Repaired radio equipment, where appropriate, is tested and returned to service to ensure operating parameters are not exceeded

3.8

Procedures for referring non-routine events to appropriate authorities are followed

3.9

Work and operating area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures

4

Identify and assemble amateur radio communication equipment and associated apparatus

4.1

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed

4.2

Requirements for the item to be assembled are identified

4.3

Item is assembled in accordance with established procedures and relevant engineering standards

4.4

Assembled unit is tested to ensure that the operating parameters of the station will not be compromised

4.5

Adjustments are made to the equipment where required to optimise reception

4.6

Commission the equipment as constructed for on air performance.

5

Complete work and maintain reports

5.1

OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed

5.2

Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures

5.3

Adjustment settings are documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures