Operate a simulator

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 AVIM5001, 'Operate a simulator'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a simulator' 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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Apply simulation operations safety


Access and egress to simulator is conducted in accordance with workplace procedures


Safety and emergency procedures are communicated and actioned as required


Simulator serviceability is monitored in accordance with workplace procedures


Effects of simulation sickness are communicated to participants and treated as required in accordance with workplace procedures


Workplace safety communications are followed in accordance with workplace procedures


Conduct pre-operation planning


Appropriate simulation equipment is selected


Simulation activity plan is developed in accordance with activity requirements


Operating manuals are used to support work practices


Simulation data is accessed to suit work practices, in accordance with workplace procedures


Simulation data is manipulated to suit work requirements, in accordance with workplace procedures


Simulation data is saved in accordance with workplace procedures


Simulation data is stored to suit work requirements, in accordance with workplace procedures


Control a simulation activity


Liaison with relevant personnel is conducted to determine simulation activity requirements


Simulation activity is commenced


Simulation equipment is employed


Communication with simulation activity participants is maintained


Abnormal/unusual conditions are monitored and addressed


Variations to activity conditions are made as requested/required


Activity is ceased in accordance with simulation activity plan


Perform post-operation activities


Simulation results are saved in accordance with workplace procedures


Activity participants are debriefed as required


Simulator faults are recorded in accordance with workplace procedures


Simulation equipment is refurbished/maintained in accordance with workplace procedures