Unit of competency details

PUAOPE002B - Operate communications systems and equipment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 05/May/2009

Usage recommendation:
Deleted
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Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
DeletedDeleted from PUA00 Public Safety Training Package16/Aug/2012

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.3-3.1 
PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 2.0 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 2.0 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0-2.3 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CHC08 - Community Services Training PackageCommunity Services Training Package 3.0-4.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor RecreationDiploma of Outdoor Recreation 3-5 
SIS40313 - Certificate IV in Outdoor RecreationCertificate IV in Outdoor Recreation 1-2 
SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor RecreationCertificate IV in Outdoor Recreation 3-4 
SIS30413 - Certificate III in Outdoor RecreationCertificate III in Outdoor Recreation 
SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor RecreationCertificate III in Outdoor Recreation 
PUA51509 - Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership)Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership) 
PUA42209 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership) 
PUA40702 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Policing)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Policing) 
PUA32510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental) 
PUA20701 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) 
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Skill sets that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Skill sets that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SISSS00083 - Sea Kayaking Instructor Moderate to Difficult ConditionsSea Kayaking Instructor Moderate to Difficult Conditions 3-5 
SISSS00082 - Sea Kayaking Instructor Easy to Moderate ConditionsSea Kayaking Instructor Easy to Moderate Conditions 3-5 
SISSS00081 - Sea Kayaking Guide Moderate to Difficult ConditionsSea Kayaking Guide Moderate to Difficult Conditions 3-5 
SISSS00080 - Sea Kayaking Guide Easy to Moderate ConditionsSea Kayaking Guide Easy to Moderate Conditions 3-5 
SISSS00026 - Canyoning Instructor (Single and Multi Pitch)Canyoning Instructor (Single and Multi Pitch) 3-4 
SISSS00025 - Canyoning Guide (Single Pitch)Canyoning Guide (Single Pitch) 3-5 
SISSS00024 - Canyoning Guide (Multi Pitch)Canyoning Guide (Multi Pitch) 3-5 
SISSS00023 - Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 3Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 3 3-5 
SISSS00022 - Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 2Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 2 3-5 
SISSS00020 - Canoeing Guide White Water Grade 3Canoeing Guide White Water Grade 3 3-5 
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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  03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit covers the competency to transmit and receive communications in routine and operational situations using the organisation's communication systems and equipment.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

The application of this unit in the workplace - the environments, complexities and situations involved - will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

This text will be useful for the purposes of job descriptions, recruitment advice or job analysis; where possible, it will not be too job specific to allow other industries to import it into other Training Packages, where feasible.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite Unit /

Nil

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a Unit of Competency.

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the Required Skills and Knowledge and/or the Range Statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Use communication systems and equipment 

1.1 Equipment is used and operated safely to support communications consistent with organisation's policies and procedures

1.2 Communication equipment  and techniques are selected to best meet the task, context and needs of the situation

1.3 The communication system  is correctly utilised to facilitate transmission and reception

1.4 Communication systems are operationally maintained according to organisation's policies and procedures

2. Transmit and receive communications 

2.1 Information is transmitted concisely and clearly to facilitate accurate reception of the message in accordance with organisation's policy and procedures

2.2 Contact is acknowledged, communication is confirmed and action initiated

2.3 Communication faults and deficiencies are reported according to organisation's policy and procedures

2.4 Alternative communication strategies are employed according to organisational procedures to address identified faults and deficiencies in communication

2.5 Communication is processed and recorded in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures

3. Maintain communications equipment 

3.1 Fault finding techniques are applied and basic maintenance conducted according to organisational policies and procedures

3.2 Faulty equipment is identified and noted for repair

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills 

  • clean and service communication equipment according to organisational procedures
  • report communication faults and deficiencies according to organisational procedures
  • use verbal communication procedures consistent with the organisation's communication system
  • utilise the organisation's communication processes and systems

Required Knowledge 

  • organisational policy and procedures relevant to the operation of communication equipment
  • range of communication equipment available to the organisation
  • the organisation's communication system

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

It is essential for this unit that competency be demonstrated in accurately transmitting and receiving communications using the organisation's communication system and equipment

Consistency in performance 

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Context of assessment 

Observation of the use of a range of communication equipment under non-operational and operational conditions or in a simulated environment

Specific resources for assessment 

Access to relevant communication equipment

Guidance information for assessment 

Information that will assist or guide assessment will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Communication equipment may include 

personal computers and modems

radio

facsimiles

signalling devices

mobile

landline and satellite telephones

pagers

Communication systems may include 

organisation's networks

communication protocols

verbal communication procedures

geographical information systems

relevant legislation such as Telecommunications Act

Verbal communication procedures may include 

pro-words

phonetic alphabet

call signs

coded messages

use of abbreviations

emergency procedures

Voice procedures may include 

rhythm

speed

volume

pitch

sentences

correcting mistakes

repetitions

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Corequisite Unit/s

Co-requisite Unit /

Nil

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