Operate compost processing plant, machinery and equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCCOM301, 'Operate compost processing plant, machinery and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate compost processing plant, machinery and equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Organise plant, machinery and equipment operations

1.1 Review job sheet or work order to identify operating requirements

1.2 Organise equipment, materials and personnel requirements

1.3 Select, use, maintain and store personal protective equipment (PPE)

2. Prepare plant, machinery and equipment for use

2.1 Check service log to ensure service requirements have been maintained

2.2 Check communication equipment, safety devices, lighting and alarm systems for correct operation

2.3 Carry out routine pre-operational checks

2.4 Check and calibrate operational systems for correct operation

2.5 Identify and safety tag faulty plant, machinery or equipment safety

2.6 Identify and risk assess hazards associated with plant, machinery and equipment operation

3. Start and operate plant, machinery and equipment

3.1 Check operational area and inform personnel of start of operation

3.2 Operate plant, machinery and equipment in a safe and controlled manner

3.3 Monitor input materials and identify non-conformances

3.4 Monitor processing outputs and adjust plant operation to meet job specifications

3.5 Identify, rectify and report out-of-specification product or process outcomes to maintain the process within specification

4. Shut down plant, machinery and equipment

4.1 Shut down plant, machinery and equipment

4.2 Remove debris and contaminants from plant, machinery and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation

4.3 Clean, secure and store plant, machinery and equipment

4.4 Tag or lock unsafe plant, machinery or equipment

5. Maintain records

5.1 Maintain plant, machinery and equipment operational records

5.2 Record maintenance, damage, malfunctions or irregular performance, and unsafe plant, machinery or equipment