Transfer loads

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 MSAPMSUP205A, 'Transfer loads'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Transfer loads' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Plan operation.

1.1 Correctly identify products, goods or material to be relocated.

1.2 Identify load characteristics including mass, volume, shape, balance and dimensions.

1.3 Identify most efficient and appropriate piece of equipment to be used.

1.4 Estimate points of balance.

1.5 Consider effect of moving contents which may be loose, liquid, dangerous or hazardous.

1.6 Determine location of storage.

1.7 Carry out risk analysis for job.

1.8 Complete required hazard controls.

1.9 Identify most efficient and appropriate movement route.

2. Prepare for lift.

2.1 Select appropriate lifting equipment

2.2 Check and test lifting gear as required

2.3 Calculate safe working load (SWL) or working load limit (WLL).

2.4 Clarify any non-standard requirements.

2.5 Report and replace any unsafe.

2.6 Secure movable/loose parts of load.

2.7 Attach load suitable for transfer.

3. Transfer load.

3.1 Prepare load destination to accept load.

3.2 Move load safely to required destination in accordance with planned procedure.

3.3 Use standard communication signals to coordinate safe movement of the load.

3.4 Remove equipment/gear/accessories safely from load.

3.5 Inspect equipment/gear/accessories for wear and damage, clean, maintain and store, and record usage and condition.

3.6 Complete site/job records.

4. Respond to routine problems.

4.1 Monitor transfer frequently and critically throughout load shifting using measured/indicated data and senses (eg sight, hearing) as appropriate.

4.2 Recognise transfer problems.

4.3 Identify and take action on causes of routine faults.

4.4 Log problems as required.

4.5 Identify non-routine process and quality problems and take appropriate action.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMSUP205A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA20107 - Certificate II in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA30107 - Certificate III in Process Manufacturing
  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

And the skillsets: