1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4992-17 Broadcast Transmitter Operator

Operates consoles to control radio or television broadcast transmitters.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • observes meters and indicators to monitor broadcast transmitters
  • ensures that equipment operating levels such as power output, frequency and modulation meet standards
  • adjusts console controls to correct discrepancies in transmission
  • operates controls to switch program origination from one studio or location to another
  • responds to changes to program schedule on signal from studio manager
  • operates microwave equipment to transmit video information to transmitter site or receives video signal from remote location
  • maintains and repairs radio transmitters and associated equipment

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