Plan and coordinate heat plant operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 FPICOT4207B, 'Plan and coordinate heat plant operations'.
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



1. Plan heat plant operation

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

1.2. Recent heat plant performance is assessed for unusual signs of performance

1.3. Heat plant startup, operation and shutdown are planned in line with site requirements

1.4. Operation orders and schedules are set and communicated to personnel

1.5. Generation levels are calculated and communicated to operators

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

2. Coordinate heat plant startup and operation

2.1. Pre-operational safety and pre-startup checks and procedures are checked with operators

2.2. Heat plant startup is monitored for correct running conditions and is signed on

2.3. Continued operation of heat plant and its condition are routinely checked with operating personnel

2.4. Problematic heat plant operations are diagnosed, with adjustments calculated and communicated to operators

2.5. Heat plant chemicals are checked for correct labelling in line with statutory and environmental requirements

2.6. Emergency shutdown procedures are followed in case of a fire

2.7. Fuel efficiency recordings, calculations, operating log, heat plant operation and equipment faults are recorded and reported

2.8. Assistance is provided to personnel with the evaluation of heat plant data and performance details

2.9. Heat plant management and output are monitored to record possible process improvements

3. Coordinate heat plant shutdown and storage

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

3.2. Condition of heat plant is assessed and personnel are directed to undertake cleaning and maintenance requirements in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3.3. Mode of storage is selected and personnel are directed to store heat plant in line with statutory requirements

3.4. Modifications are made to generation levels or schedules to ensure optimum performance, which are then communicated to personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT4207B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing