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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Plan and prepare work
  2. Operate plant
  3. Test plant operation
  4. Analyse plant faults
  5. Monitor and inspect plant
  6. Complete documentation

Required Skills

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

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of operating and monitoring alkalinity reduction plants

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies

The extent of the Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills required follows

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Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired for safe working practices of

T Relevant Environmental Occupational Health and Safety legislation and regulations

T Enterprise procedures

T Plant drawings and manufacturers manuals

T Introduction to and typical arrangements of power production plant

T Relevant plant and equipment its location and operating parameters

T Electric motor types and characteristics

T Pump and compressor types and characteristics

T Valve damper and actuator types and characteristics

T Switchgear types and characteristics

T Electrical protection types and characteristics

T Water chemistry

T Relevant chemicals uses and hazardsT Electrical fundamentals

T Plant status

T Supervisory alarm protection and control equipment

T Lubrication and bearings

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Specific skills needed to achieve the Performance Criteria

T Interpret plant drawings and manufacturers manuals

T Identify plant status

T Prepare plantequipment for operation

T Organise resources

T Operate alkalinity reduction plant

T Apply diagnostic and testing techniques

T Identify and respond to abnormal plant operating conditions

T Plan and prioritise work

T Use relevant hand tools

T Communicate effectively

T Apply data analysis techniques and tools

Evidence Required

This provides essential advice for assessment of the unit of competency and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria and the Range Statement of the unit and the Training Package Assessment Guidelines

The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this Competency Standard Unit and shall be used in conjunction with all components parts of this unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Overview of Assessment

Longitude competency development approaches to assessment such as Profiling require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention It is the Industrys preferred model for apprenticeships However where summative or final assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or at a minimum the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment It is recognised that in some circumstances assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace However it must be in accord with Industry and Regulatory policy in this regard

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors These include the extent of the assessment the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place access to physical resources additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed

The critical safety nature of working with electricity electrical equipment gas or any other hazardous substancematerial carries risk in deeming a person competent Hence sources of evidence need to be rich in nature so as to minimise error in judgment

Activities associated with normal every day work have a bearing on the decision as to how much and how detailed the data gathered will contribute to its richness Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practised These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically Each element and associated Performance Criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines UEP Evidence shall also comprise

A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline work function and industrial environment In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to

Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the Performance Criteria and Range Statement

Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the Performance Criteria and Range Statement

Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills of this unit

Demonstrate an appropriate level of employability skills

Conduct work observing the relevant Anti Discrimination legislation regulations polices and workplace procedures

Demonstrated performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below

Knowledge and application of relevant sections of Occupational Health and Safety legislation Statutory legislation Enterprisesite safety procedures Enterprisesite emergency procedures

Preparation and planning of work

Operation of alkalinity reduction plant

Operationally testing plant

Analysing plant faults

Monitoring plant operation

Material safe data sheets

Dealing with an unplanned event by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in the holistic assessment with the above listed items

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures information and resources typical of a workplace This should include

OHS policy and work procedures and instructions

Suitable work environment facilities equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this unit

Competency Standards should be assessed in the workplace or simulated workplace and under the normal range of workplace conditions

Assessment of this unit will be supported with documentary evidence by means of endorsement stating type and application of work

In addition to the resources listed above in Context of assessment evidence should show competency working in limited spaces with different types of plant and equipment as well as different structuralconstruction types and methods and in a variety of environments

Method of assessment

This unit shall be assessed by methods given in Section Assessment Guidelines

Note Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this unit applies This requires that the specified essential knowledge and associated skills are assessed in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learningassessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills described in this unit

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units

There are no recommended concurrent assessments with this unit however in some cases efficiencies may be gained in terms of learning and assessment effort being concurrently managed with allied competency standard units where listed


Range Statement

10) This relates to the unit of competency as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the Performance Criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

Systems, plant and/or equipment may include electrical motors; valves, actuators and dampers (electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and manual); supervisory, alarm and control equipment; pressure vessels; pumps; and high pressure/high capacity chlorine storage cylinders and equipment.

Safety standards may include relevant sections of Occupational Health and Safety legislation, enterprise safety rules, relevant state and federal legislation, national standards for plant and Australian standards.

Information and documentation sources may include verbal and written communications, enterprise/site safety rules documentation/form(s), enterprise/site operating instructions, enterprise/site log book, manufacturer operation and maintenance manuals, dedicated computer equipment, equipment and alarm manuals, enterprise standing instructions and plant notes.

Technical and operational indicators may include stimuli (audio, smell, touch, visual), remote or local indicators and recorders and alarms (visible and or audible)

Communications may be by means of telephone, two way radio, pager, computer (electronic mail), operating log (written or verbal) and public address system.

Tests may include stand-by plant tests and motor direction checks.

Appropriate personnel to consult, give or receive direction may include supervisor/team leader or equivalent, technical and engineering officers or equivalent, maintenance staff, power plant operations personnel or equivalent and other operating staff or equivalent.

Test, fault finding and operating tools may include hand and power tools, high voltage testers and proving dead equipment.

Operating environment may be, during inclement or otherwise harsh weather conditions, in wet/noisy/dusty/hot areas, during night periods, remote from plant or aided by indicators and monitors.

Faults and abnormal operating conditions may include motor/pump/ actuator/valve/damper failure/malfunctions, control equipment failure/ malfunctions, loss of electrical supply to plant and equipment, process chemical limits exceeded, process chemicals leaks/spillages, excessive vibration pumps/motors and high legionella bacteria count.

Generic terms are used throughout this Training Package for vocational standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated. The definition of these and other terms are given in Section 2.1 Preliminary Information and Glossaries.