Conduct recovery vehicle operations in a field environment

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 DEFVEH001, 'Conduct recovery vehicle operations in a field environment'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Prepare for recovery tasks


Obtain and confirm orders and instructions


Check and prepare recovery vehicle and equipment for deployment in accordance with organisational procedures


Confirm and organise resources required for operational tasks


Brief recovery crew about task in accordance with organisational procedures


Report identified problems/shortfalls to appropriate personnel in accordance with organisational procedures so corrective action can occur prior to deployment


Apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and recognised safety precautions throughout the operation in accordance with organisational procedures


Identify, assess and implement environmentally sustainable work practices, as required


Deploy recovery equipment


Deploy recovery vehicle to recovery site in accordance with organisational procedures


Communicate effectively with relevant vehicle recovery activity stakeholders to ensure everyone is aware of recovery procedures


Recover disabled equipment


Diagnose equipment casualty faults, where possible, to ensure efficient and cost effective recovery actions


Assess recovery situation in accordance with organisational procedures to determine appropriate recovery method


Assess safety risks associated with recovery task and implement control measures to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with organisational procedures


Brief on-site personnel, allocate tasks and supervise personnel in accordance with organisational procedures


Complete recovery tasks in accordance with organisational procedures


Respond to minor unplanned situations in accordance with organisational procedures, in a manner that minimises risk to personnel and equipment


Report major incidents outside scope of vehicle recovery team capability to appropriate personnel


Transport disabled equipment


Secure disabled equipment to recovery vehicle in accordance with manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures


Assess the stability and braking capability of recovery vehicle to ensure it is safe to transport disabled equipment


Drive recovery vehicle to maintenance facility


Manage unplanned incidents as they occur in accordance with organisational procedures


Finalise recovery tasks


Hand over equipment casualty to owner or recover further, as required


Complete documentation, including reports and returns, in accordance with organisational procedures


Supervise and conduct maintenance in accordance with organisational procedures


Report faulty equipment and take corrective actions, as required


Debrief recovery crew as required, in accordance with organisational procedures