Use small plant 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 BCC1006A, 'Use small plant and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Use small plant and equipment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify plant and equipment operations and safety requirements


Types and function of plant/equipment used in the construction process identified.


Quality Assurance requirements recognised and adhered to.


Method of operation of plant/equipment identified and understood, relevant to manufacturer's recommendations.


OH&S requirements for guarding and cut off switchings identified.


OH&S requirements identified for personal protective equipment associated with using machines.


Personal protective equipment selected, correctly fitted and used.


Select plant and equipment


Plant and equipment selected consistent with needs of job.


Plant and equipment checked for serviceability/safety and faults reported.


Select fuel, lubricants, tools and equipment


Appropriate fuel and lubricants selected according to manufacturer's specifications.


Tools and equipment selected in accordance with required machinery checks.


Carry out basic machinery checks


Fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and water levels checked and adjusted according to manufacturer's manual.


Bolts, nuts and attachment couplings tightened and maintained to manufacturer's manual.


Function of controls and gauges checked and adjusted where necessary to comply with manufacturer's manual.


Carry out machine start-up/shut-down procedures


Standard start-up procedures conducted to requirements of operator's manual.


Standard shut-down procedures conducted to requirements of operator's manual.


Use plant and equipment


Plant and equipment safely and effectively used.


Site hazards identified in use of plant and equipment.


Plant and equipment safely located when not in immediate use.


Carry out periodic maintenance


Periodic maintenance carried out to requirements of operator's manual.


Clean up


Waste material disposed of safely.


Surplus fuel and lubricants returned to store.


Plant, tools and equipment cleared, maintained and stored.

Qualifications and Skillsets

BCC1006A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM20504 - Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)