Operate waste processing plant

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 CPPWMT3016, 'Operate waste processing plant'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate waste processing plant' 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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Prepare to operate waste processing plant.


Work specifications are reviewed in consultation with relevant personnel to identify plant operating requirements.


Hazards and risks are identified and managed or reported according to organisational and compliance requirements.


Equipment, materials and required personnel are identified and organised according to work and organisational requirements.


Personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected, checked and used according to organisational and compliance requirements.


Conduct pre-operational checks.


Pre-start visual checks and basic maintenance checks are conducted according to manufacturer specifications, organisational and compliance requirements.


Equipment systems are tested for correct functioning according to manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements.


Equipment is cleaned to ensure safe operation according to organisational and compliance requirements.


Safety structures and controls are checked to ensure operational capacity complies with organisational and compliance requirements.


Correct plant operation is confirmed, and identified problems are promptly reported according to organisational requirements.


Start-up, use and shut-down processing plant


Relevant personnel are advised of impending plant operation to ensure safety and readiness for operation.


Plant is started and operated according to manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements.


Gauges and warning devices are monitored to ensure optimal plant operation and continuous operation according to organisational and compliance requirements.


Plant inputs, processing and outputs are monitored and adjustments made where necessary according to work specifications and organisational requirements.


Communication with other personnel is maintained to ensure safe plant operation according to organisational and compliance requirements.


Faults that create hazardous operations are identified and reported on, and operations are suspended according to manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements.


Plant is shut down according to manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements.


Finalise processing plant operation.


Plant and associated equipment are cleaned to remove debris and contamination and ensure safe and effective future operation according to manufacturer specifications.


Record of plant operation is completed according to organisational requirements.