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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install broadcast equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115044  Install broadcast equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
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, set-up, operate and fault find professional microwave and satellite broadcasting equipment.

Learners are required to systematically analyse a range of problems and isolate and diagnose their causes. The problems emanate from the complexities and pressures of the broadcast environment in which immediate and appropriate responses are needed to solve technical problems.

People credited with this standard will be capable of:
  • Planning broadcast installation activities
  • Installing broadcast equipment
  • Complying with international broadcast standards, company specific standards and safety standards when installing broadcast equipment
  • Maintain good relations with clients and colleagues on installations
  • Solve installation 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 understand:
  • Audio, video and data principles
  • Electronic principles
  • Termination and impedance matching principles

    And are already competent in:
  • Using test 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 
    Plan broadcast installation activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All the physical, electrical, environmental, functional and operational requirements are established prior to installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drawings and specifications relevant to the installation are analysed and evaluated for correct understanding of the installation requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for selecting specific tools and equipment are explained and justified in terms of their effectiveness for the installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install broadcast equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment selected are assessed for their applicability and effectiveness for the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The installed equipment has functionality when powered-up and shows default indicators/display(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The installation is complete and all components are free from damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The power, audio, video, control and data connections to the equipment are application specific, complete, secured and reliable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Systems/equipment are critically tested and assessed for satisfactory performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Against manufacturer's data/specifications, company specific performance criteria and/or relevant industry standards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Record installations and register with asset control using appropriate methods and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Installation methods are explained and described in terms of their effectiveness for the installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Comply with international broadcast standards, company specific standards and safety standards. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Comply with international broadcast standards, company specific standards and safety standards when installing broadcast equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe access and working arrangements for the installation area is carefully planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The power, audio, video, control and data connections to the equipment are application specific to international protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Company-specific guidelines/codes of practice are used when the equipment and components are installed, connected and secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The handling techniques for moving equipment are appropriate for the installation requirements and carried out in a safe manner. Precautions are taken for static sensitive and fragile equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pulleys and hoists, fork lift, equipment trolley, manual lifting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The equipment used for the installation is safely isolated before, during and after the installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanical, electricity, gas, air or fluids.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The installation method used adheres to safety standards. The necessary precautions are taken against damage when the equipment is secured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include fastening (bolts, screws, captive nuts, tapped rails), free standing (on desk, table, trolley or shelf), rack mounting, sliding (mounts, rails) and hanging/suspending.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Installation waste and debris are removed from work site and disposed of in accordance with environmental requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain good relations with clients and colleagues during installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Any uncertainties about the installation requirements are clarified with the client. Communication is clear and courteous. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-standard procedures or technical uncertainties are discussed and clarified with colleagues, management or suppliers and appropriate solutions proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Installation times planned are negotiated with all the role players ensuring least disruption in the workflow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Customers/clients are drawn into discussions when interruptions to any existing services become essential. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Any changes made to work area during installation are restored to the customer's satisfaction. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Installation problems are identified, diagnosed and appropriate and effective solutions formulated. 
    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:
  • Company equipment and its application
  • Safety precautions and safe working practices
  • Own responsibilities and accountabilities in the workplace
  • How to determine equipment installation requirements
  • Understand report-writing requirements
  • Know how test equipment functions
  • Understand problem-solving techniques
  • Understanding and interpreting technical drawings.
  • Understanding specifications for equipment
  • Employer's practices and procedures for ordering and installing equipment
  • Industry standards at national and international levels
  • Understand the importance of client relations for the individual and the company 

  • 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 engineering information and critically evaluate the effect of this on their work and 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 (broadcast equipment) 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 engineering world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving does not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Notes to Assessors:

    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. Nkoka Training Cc 



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