Monitor and control boiler operation

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 FPPSTM2A, 'Monitor and control boiler operation'.
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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Confirm operational status.


Continuing process supplies are maintained.


Combustion processes are confirmed to be within operational specifications.


Operational log confirms boiler performance parameters have been within specifications.


Operational status is communicated to relevant personnel.


Work is completed within OH&S, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), environmental and safe working requirements and practices.


Monitor and control boiler and ancillary plant operation.


Operational status is confirmed by visual and audible observations, and process monitoring systems.


Water quality tests are conducted according to SOP.


Steam pressures are monitored and maintained as required.


Fuel efficiency calculations/recordings are made in compliance with SOP.


Boiler control adjustments are made in accordance with SOP to maintain operation within specification.


Boiler water chemicals levels tested and adjusted as required by SOP.


Make up pre-treatment systems for water to be monitored, tested and maintained as per SOP.


Steam distribution systems are monitored and maintained to client requirements.


Operator level maintenance is carried out according to SOP.


Work is completed within OH&S, SOP, environmental and safe working requirements and practices.


Place boiler in stand-by/banked/stored mode.


Fuel and air supplies are shutdown according to SOP.


Steam pressures and water condition and levels are maintained and monitored.


Relevant personnel/customers are notified of system status in compliance with SOP.


Work is completed within OH&S, SOP, environmental and safe working requirements and practices.


Record and document boiler and plant performance.


Operating log is maintained in accordance with SOP requirements.


Maintenance requirements are identified and documented.