Service and repair milking 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 AHCMKH303, 'Service and repair milking equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Service and repair vacuum pumps and the vacuum regulator

1.1 Follow enterprise work health and safety policies

1.2 Establish vacuum pump capacity and assess performance against design parameters and shed requirements

1.3 Disassemble, service and reassemble vacuum pump

1.4 Check and repair vacuum pump exhaust and housing to minimise noise and ensure that levels remain within prescribed standards

1.5 Check and clean regulators for performance and replace defective parts

2. Service pulsators and electronic systems

2.1 Assess pulsator performance during milking and as a part of mechanical testing

2.2 Remove and repair or replace electronic or pneumatic pulsators in mechanical testing

2.3 Test and replace extra low voltage segments of the pulsation and wash systems controllers

3. Service and repair milk pumps and the milk releasing system

3.1 Check pumping performance of milk pumps

3.2 Disassemble and repair milk pumps, drives and couplings

3.3 Inspect milk releaser and replace rubber seals and flaps

4. Repair and maintain the milk transport system

4.1 Inspect rubberware for correct specification including liner/teat cup matching and replace or adjust

4.2 Inspect claws and claw bowls for cleanliness and correct connection to suit the specific pulsation system

4.3 Assess the operation of automatic vacuum cut-off in the claw and clean air admission holes

4.4 Inspect milk lines and air lines and check joins for compliance with industry standards

4.5 Check cans and vessels for dents and damage and shut off valves for correct operation

4.6 Disassemble, clean and re- assemble plate cooler, and clean and replace filters

5. Service and repair non-milking systems

5.1 Inspect jetters and cleaning system to ensure adequate air admission during cleaning and correct water volumes are circulating

5.2 Repair or replace cleaning system components

5.3 Check automatic cup removers to ensure that detectors are clean and effective and that the pistons operate effectively

5.4 Repair or replace automatic cup removers

5.5 Inspect herd recording equipment and valves and replace rubberware

5.6 Inspect and repair or maintain feed systems