Handle bulk materials in storage area

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCWRK308A, 'Handle bulk materials in storage area'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to work in bulk materials storage area

1.1. Work undertaken is interpreted from the work program where necessary, and confirmed with the management.

1.2. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risks assessed and suitable controls implemented.

1.3. Suitable personal protective clothing and equipment is selected, used and maintained.

1.4. Tools and equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken are selected, checked, and maintained if necessary.

1.5. Environmental implications of undertaking work in the bulk materials storage area are identified, likely outcomes assessed and if necessary responsible action taken.

2. Sample bulk materials for testing

2.1. Representative samples of bulk materials are taken for testing in line with the requirements of the bulk materials storage program.

2.2. Sampling is undertaken safely, following the prescribed guidelines for the activity.

2.3. Representative bulk materials samples are prepared for dispatch, accurately and clearly labelled, and packaged according to the guidelines of the organisation and the analysing body.

2.4. Samples are dispatched to the analysing body, according to the requirements of the bulk materials storage program.

3. Move bulk materials into and out of storage

3.1. Bulk materials for handling and storage are correctly identified from the written or verbal instructions.

3.2. Bulk materials are segregated according to type, variety and quality characteristics according to the requirements of the organisation as stated in the bulk materials storage program.

3.3. Measures are taken to minimise insect and weed infestation and contamination during the movement of the bulk materials.

3.4. Bulk materials are regularly checked for insect infestation and contamination during movement according to enterprise requirements.

3.5. Any storage and handling equipment that is used is thoroughly cleaned after emptying, and dismantled if necessary, according to the procedures of the organisation and the nature of the equipment.

3.6. Bulk materials are moved into and out of storage according to the procedures of the organisation, and following the prescribed OHS procedures.

3.7. Silo types and handling equipment are selected for each bulk material type in relation to their storage characteristics and flow properties and according to the requirements of the bulk materials storage program.

3.8. Suitable measures are implemented to minimise the affect of desiccant dusts on the flow properties of bulk materials.

3.9. Records are clearly and accurately updated and stored as and when required by the bulk materials storage program.

4. Repair and maintain storage facility

4.1. The need for repairs to the facility is identified through observation or instruction.

4.2. Maintenance and repairs are conducted according to the requirements of the organisation and following the prescribed OHS procedures and taking into account environmental considerations.

4.3. Completed maintenance records and other appropriate information are documented in accordance with enterprise requirements.

4.4. Workshop and work areas are cleaned and maintained to OHS and enterprise requirements.

4.5. Maintenance and repairs, damage, malfunctions or irregular performance in machinery, tools and equipment are reported in line with organisational requirements.

4.6. Tools and equipment are cleaned, secured and stored in line with OHS and organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCWRK308A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32210 - Certificate III in Commercial Composting
  • AHC33210 - Certificate III in Floriculture
  • AHC32710 - Certificate III in Rural Merchandising
  • AHC32410 - Certificate III in Irrigation
  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC33311 - Certificate III in Feedlot Operations
  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture