Licence to operate an advanced boiler

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 MSMBLIC002, 'Licence to operate an advanced boiler'.
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 describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element


Plan and prepare for work


Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)


Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times


Identify potential workplace hazards and appropriate risk control measures consistent with appropriate standards to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment


Locate and review appropriate records to prepare for boiler operation


Identify the type of boiler with associated equipment and plan boiler operations according to procedures


Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs


Identify suitable communication methods and confirm with appropriate personnel


Start up boiler


Apply risk prevention and risk control measures to the work area according to procedures


Select communication equipment and inspect for serviceability


Select all necessary equipment and inspect for operational effectiveness according to procedures, including establishing water level


Check boiler and associated equipment visually for any damage or defects and report and record any found according to procedures with appropriate action taken


Vent boiler to atmosphere prior to start-up, as required


Carry out pre-start up checks on the boiler and bring the boiler and associated equipment online safely according to procedures


Start up boiler according to procedures


Identify maintenance requirements and any visual faults and report according to procedures


Confirm, complete and log all maintenance and/or repairs and associated isolations and make the equipment serviceable


Monitor boiler operation


Diagnose operating status of the boiler and associated equipment


Maintain operating log clearly and accurately according to procedures


Monitor boiler, valves, fittings, pressure gauges combustion management systems, air heaters, superheaters and economisers (where fitted) according to procedures


Blow boiler water level gauges through both steam and water sides


Test standby plant and equipment according to procedures


Conduct boiler water quality tests, where required, and record the results according to procedures


Adjust boiler water chemicals after tests, where appropriate and required, according to procedures and notify downstream users, if necessary


Activate the automatic blowdown and, where required, boiler is blown down to adjust total dissolved solids (TDS) levels to recommendations


Communicate handover information regarding boiler status and associated equipment and operation clearly to relevant personnel according to procedures


Respond immediately to any boiler emergency in accordance with procedures


Shut down boiler


Shut down the boiler and associated equipment for inspection according to procedures, as required


Identify maintenance requirements and report any visual faults according to procedures


Clean boiler and associated equipment internally and externally to manufacturer recommendations and procedures, where required


Complete isolations associated with in-service maintenance according to procedures


Complete boiler operating log for shutdown


Store boiler in shutdown mode


Identify storage time and condition of storage, where required


Store boiler and associated equipment in safe condition for access in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and procedures


Test stored boiler water and chemicals, where required, and handle in accordance with procedures, where storage is for extended periods