Plan and coordinate boiler 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 FWPCOT4206, 'Plan and coordinate boiler operations'.
Google Links
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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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Plan boiler operation

1.1 Interpret requirements for the allocated process to calculate steam generation levels.

1.2 Plan and document operational orders and schedules to meet production requirements.

1.3 Plan boiler startup, operation and shutdown in line with production requirements.

1.4 Communicate all information to operators in line with organisational procedures.

2. Coordinate boiler startup and operation

2.1 Check boiler house chemicals for correct labelling to ensure compliance with safety, and regulatory requirements.

2.2 Direct operator processes for completing pre-operational safety and pre start-up checks.

2.3 Monitor boiler startup for correct running conditions and sign on.

2.4 Routinely check continued operation and condition of boiler with operators and assist them to evaluate boiler data and performance.

2.5 Modify generation levels to ensure optimum performance and communicate changes to operators.

2.6 Diagnose problematic boiler operations, calculate required adjustments and communicate to operators.

2.7 Monitor and evaluate boiler operations and output to determine process improvements.

2.8 Direct emergency shutdown processes in cases of fire.

3. Coordinate boiler shutdown, storage and records

3.1 Direct operator processes for shutting down equipment and ensure compliance with organisational safety procedures.

3.2 Check removal of valves and fittings and inspect boiler.

3.3 Assess boiler condition, direct operator cleaning processes and ensure compliance with environmental protection practices.

3.4 Select storage mode and direct operators to store boiler in line with organisational procedures.

3.5 Obtain operating logs and fuel efficiency records from operators and complete operating calculations.

3.6 Document and report operational records, equipment faults and process improvement recommendations to appropriate personnel.