Unit of competency details

ICTDRE301 - Install digital reception equipment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 14/Jan/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICTDRE3156B - Install digital reception equipmentUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 13/Jan/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031309 Communications Equipment Installation And Maintenance  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031309 Communications Equipment Installation And Maintenance  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 2.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and configure digital reception equipment (DRE) on a customer’s premises.

It applies to individuals who install and maintain DRE in home or small business networks, and includes integration of many services such as broadband, digital TV, free to air (FTA), subscription TV (pay TV) and internet protocol TV (IPTV).

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Telecommunications – Digital Reception Technology

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for installation

1.1 Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards for compliance when conducting work

1.2 Notify customer to verify installation order and arrange for site access to comply with security arrangements

1.3 Notify supervisor of identified safety hazards at the worksite and complete a job safety analysis (JSA) before commencing work

1.4 Confirm location of digital reception equipment and fittings with customer

1.5 Identify barriers to installation and develop strategies to overcome them within time and budget restrictions

1.6 Select and obtain tools and materials appropriate for the work order

2. Install hardware and equipment

2.1 Measure signal level at wall plate to ensure received signal strength is adequate

2.2 Test customer’s existing equipment for operational condition and reception quality

2.3 Notify customer of detected problems and record remedial actions if required

2.4 Identify interconnection cabling requirements and prepare cables for job requirements

2.5 Affix wall plate to agreed position on wall and secure cable according to specification

2.6 Connect set top unit to customer equipment and connect cabling between wall plate and set top unit following work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements

2.7 Power up set top unit and configure it to customer requirements

2.8 Activate customer services to complete hardware installation where required

3. Commission and test installation

3.1 Conduct functional test to assess transmission signal quality

3.2 Conduct tests to ensure quality of all services are being delivered against enterprise quality standards

3.3 Check all interconnected equipment is functional

4. Finalise installation and handover to customer

4.1 Restore site to original condition and customer satisfaction

4.2 Assess damages that may have occurred during installation and arrange with customer for repair or replacement of damaged components

4.3 Remove waste and debris from site and dispose of in a safe and environmentally appropriate manner

4.4 Conduct customer training appropriate to equipment, services and vendor literature

5. Complete contract documentation

5.1 Provide warranties to customer in required format where work and equipment are subject to warranty

5.2 Prepare invoices and other financial documentation, where required, and present to customer

5.3 Obtain authorised signatures on required documentation to confirm acceptance of completed work

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 2.1, 4.4

  • Interprets textual information from relevant sources to identify key information

Writing

1.3, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2

  • Uses clear, specific and industry-related terminology to complete workplace documentation

Oral Communication

1.2, 1.4, 2.3, 4.4

  • Articulates clearly using appropriate language for environment and uses listening techniques to confirm understanding

Numeracy

1.6, 2.4, 3.1, 5.2

  • Takes readings and measurements and interprets results

Navigate the world of work

1.1-1.4, 1.6, 2.6, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1-5.3

  • Takes responsibility for following safe, sustainable, appropriate and efficient workplace procedures

Interact with others

2.7, 4.1, 5.3

  • Liaises with customer
  • Signs-off work when completed to customer's satisfaction

Get the work done

1.5, 2.1-2.5, 2.8, 3.1-3.3

  • Plans, organises and implements tasks efficiently to meet customer requirements
  • Resolves any problems arising from installation

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTDRE301 Install digital reception equipment

ICTDRE3156B Install digital reception equipment

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of ability to:

  • identify installation requirements and obtain required approvals
  • install equipment applying work health and safety (WHS) requirements and work practices
  • configure set equipment to customer requirements
  • conduct functionality tests and interpret results
  • provide customer training appropriate to equipment
  • complete task and handover to customer.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • discuss the range of products used across the industry
  • list contemporary equipment and connection methods
  • outline customer service principles, particularly dealing with customers face to face
  • review enterprise or service specific knowledge of products and services supplied
  • discuss work health and safety general principles and enterprise specific job safety analysis (JSA) requirements
  • provide an overview of:
  • methods of training customer in product use
  • radio frequency (RF) theory, principles and safety
  • telephony principles to support return path awareness
  • identify pre-installation enterprise specific requirements
  • state enterprise quality assurance requirements
  • explain return path technology.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances should be typical of those experienced in the Telecommunications – Digital Reception Technology industry and include access to:

  • site for digital reception equipment installation
  • digital reception equipment currently used in industry
  • test equipment required for digital reception equipment installation and testing.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

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