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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and commission broadcast transmission equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115051  Install and commission broadcast transmission equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be essential to technically skilled people who work in the broadcasting environment and need to use sophisticated methods and equipment to install and commission professional broadcast transmission equipment.
Learners need to identify, analise, evaluate and reformat a wide range of information to commission broadcast transmission equipment. Learners need the confidence and will have to have the ability to do it competently, which only comes with repetition and practice.

People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for installation activities.
  • Install transmission equipment.
  • Contribute to health and safety in the workplace.
  • Commission installations.
  • Solve installation and commissioning problems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard already understands:
  • Audio, video and data principles.
  • Electronic principles.
    and that they are already competent to:
  • Use test equipment.
  • Conduct transmission measurements using specific devices.
  • Maintain and repair transmission equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for installation activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project plans relevant to installations are obtained, interpreted and verified for correct understanding. Any uncertainties about installations are clarified with the relevant people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Drawings, specifications, timelines, schedules, contact details and other essential documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe access and working arrangements for the installation areas are carefully planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, equipment and tools needed for installations are obtained in accordance with the employer's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of equipment, tools and materials obtained are explained accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Final checklists of critical items are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment, procedures, tools and documentation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install transmission equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment used for installations is inspected and verified as functional, is in a suitable condition and meets the required technical specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Site inspections confirm suitability for the installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Installations are carried out according to project plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Company-specific guidelines/codes of practice is used when the equipment is installed, interconnected and secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools are used correctly and effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment set-up and configured according to specification and application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Overall inspections confirm satisfactory work quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Installation methods are explained and justified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Comply with workplace health and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required health and safety practices are known and adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste and debris are removed from work sites and disposed of in accordance with environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate handling techniques are used for installation procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pulleys and hoists, equipment trolley, manual lifting, static precautions and hand skills.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumables are safely stored in accordance with worksite practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are cared for and stored as per worksite practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Potential health hazards are correctly identified and action appropriate for the context is taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Action can include removal, reduction and/or reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Commission installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tests validate satisfactory performance of system / equipment against manufacturer's data/specifications, company specific performance criteria and relevant industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Commissioning documentation is completed accurately in the approved format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details of activities undertaken, measurements, diagnostic and test results, changes to documentation and/or items that need further work, date and sign off documents.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Customer's approval is confirmed and/or obtained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Solve installation and commissioning problems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Technical, work related, tangible or conceptual problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential installation and commissioning problems are identified and evaluated for impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate responses are formulated to deal with potential installation and commissioning problems effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Installation and commissioning problems are identified, diagnosed and solutions formulated that are appropriate and effective. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tangible and conceptual problems within own area of responsibility, standard or non-standard procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems that cannot be resolved are reported to relevant persons. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:

    The moderation requirements of the relevant SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Safety precautions and safe working practices in the broadcast environment.
  • Own responsibilities and accountabilities in the workplace.
  • Standards and procedures of the organisation.
  • Communication techniques when dealing with clients and colleagues.
  • Quality assurance of product and service delivery.
  • Documentation requirements and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to take remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (clients and colleagues) as a member of a team, group, organisation to achieve the required end-result. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves in the work areas and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete tasks within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse computer network information and critically evaluate the effect of it on work performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (computer network equipment and systems) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (work areas and venues) and health of others (clients and colleagues). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the world or work is a set of related systems and that problem-solving does not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    2. NEMISA 
    3. River End Trading 634 
    4. Supersport Pty Ltd 



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