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Install a terrestrial antenna
|Unit Descriptor||This unit applies to digital reception equipment for open television services received via terrestrial signals. Antennas may be installed on a mast, tower, pole or building. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.|
|1 . Plan for assembly.||
|2 . Obtain tools, test equipment and installation materials.||
|3 . Assemble antenna/ wave guide.||
|4 . Mount antenna/ wave guide.||
|5 . Align/realign antenna.||
|6 . Test antenna/wave guide operation.||
|7 . Complete administrative and end-of-job tasks.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
Legislative requirements may include:
historical buildings and sites
telecommunications codes of conduct.
Technologies can be described in broad terms as:
terrestrial free to air TV
satellite free to air.
Resources may be:
company staff or contract staff.
Customers may be:
internal or external to the enterprise and may include the public.
Assemble, mount, pan and test factors may include:
height of installation
ownership of site
ownership of support structure.
Personal protective equipment may include:
gas monitoring equipment
gloves (plastic, rubber or leather)
personal reflecting jackets
radiation protection clothing.
Cables may be:
optic fibre or coaxial.
Test equipment may include:
signal level meter.
Appropriate records may include:
equipment user guides
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assessment candidates should produce evidence of the following:
assessing hazard levels, including site and radio frequency and application of safety precautions for self, fellow workers and the public
interacting with enterprise personnel, customers and other contractors, keeping a customer focus and considering customer needs
obtaining and checking tools, test equipment and materials, and using relevant test equipment
installing assembly according to plans and specifications
mounting, connecting and aligning two antennas under normal industry supervision and according to plans and specifications
correctly interpreting and applying relevant regulations and standards and all related OHS requirements and work practices
reading, interpreting and using equipment and system manuals and specifications and relevant enterprise policy and documentation.
Context of, and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure:
a workplace conducting the operations covered by this unit of competency, equipment and resources relevant to the context of the work (see range statement) and support from a competent supervisor or mentor
a simulated environment with similar provisions, which conforms to the Assessment Guidelines.
Guidance information for assessment
Access must be provided to appropriate learning and assessment support when required.
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate, and appropriate to the verbal communication skill level, and language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.
In all cases where practical assessment is used it will be combined with targeted questioning to assess underpinning knowledge.