Troubleshoot and rectify boiler plant systems

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 FPPSTM4A, 'Troubleshoot and rectify boiler plant systems'.
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


Identify and diagnose causes of faults.


Plant assessments and system alarm systems are interpreted to determine fault type and location.


Routine physical inspections of plant and processes are made to identify faults.


Cause and source of problem is identified and located.


Faulty plant is isolated, if possible, and confirmed with production and maintenance.


Relevant historical data is accessed/referred to, to confirm diagnosis.


Diagnoses are communicated to relevant personnel.


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


Rectify systems/plant equipment faults.


Emergency stop/shutdown, isolation and lock-out procedures are initiated prior to fault rectification.


Faulty equipment/instrumentation is isolated and caused to be repaired/replaced.


Fine tuning adjustments to process and systems are made to return to specifications.


Restoration of machine/system to normal operation is verified and communicated to relevant personnel.


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


Rectify product quality and distribution faults.


Product quality faults/variations are identified by observation, systematic sampling and testing.


Samples for a range of tests are taken according to established enterprise procedures and SOP.


Test results are interpreted and operations are adjusted to correct variations from specification.


Out of specification product is dealt with according to SOP.


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


Record and report operational data.


Variations from standard specification and machine operation faults are documented/logged.


Indications of performance variance are entered into log.


Assessment and evaluation of causes of variations and corrective action undertaken is recorded as required.


Relevant information is communicated to appropriate personnel to prepare for modification to the plant output.