Operate heat 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 FPICOT3232B, 'Operate heat plant'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate heat 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



1. Prepare for operation

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to operating a heat plant are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Quantity of energy to be generated is assessed and set for the allocated process

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer recommendations

1.5. Heat generation is planned in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Operate and monitor heat plant

2.1. Pre-operational safety and pre-startup checks are carried out on equipment in line with statutory requirements, manufacturer recommendations and plant operating procedures

2.2. Plant is started and brought safely on line and recent heat plant performance is clearly communicated to other personnel

2.3. Continued operation of heat plant is assessed against pre-operational checks, maintenance requirements and operating conditions

2.4. Heat plant operation and status are monitored and diagnosed and adjustments conducted to maintain safe and efficient operation

2.5. Emergency shutdown procedures are followed in case of a fire or likelihood of fire

2.6. Fuel efficiency recordings, calculations, operating log, plant operation and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

3. Shut down and store heat plant

3.1. Shutdown and lock-out procedures are followed in line with OHS legislation and statutory regulations

3.2. Condition of heat plant is checked and maintenance requirements are recorded and reported

3.3. Heat plant is prepared for inspection process, with valves and fittings removed, in line with statutory requirements

3.4. Heat plant is cleaned internally and externally in line with statutory and environmental requirements

3.5. Mode of storage is selected and plant is stored in line with statutory requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3232B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30405 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing