Operate local control system

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 PMAOPS216B, 'Operate local control system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate local control system' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work

1.1. Identify work requirements

1.2. Identify and control hazards

1.3. Coordinate with appropriate personnel

2. Interface with the control panel

2.1. Monitor the process using the operator interfaces and keep appropriate personnel informed on developments

2.2. Select appropriate controller modes to ensure the effective control of the process

2.3. Undertake required set point/output changes to optimise plant and process requirements

2.4. Access historical data and information

2.5. Acknowledge messages and alarms.

3. Control the process using the local control system

3.1. Obtain relevant data and information from the control system by applying systems knowledge

3.2. Identify the status of individual pieces of equipment from the control panel and use information to identify potential faults

3.3. Interpret alarms and prioritise steps to ensure control of system is maintained

3.4. Minimise fluctuations and variations in process through the interpretation of existing trends and control schematics

3.5. Make required set point/output changes to meet plant and process requirements

3.6. Take other appropriate action as required

3.7. Record process variations/irregularities in accordance with procedures.

4. Facilitate planned and unplanned process start-ups and shutdowns

4.1. Respond to all alarms and take appropriate action

4.2. Maintain coordination with all outside services and operations in order to assist in the correct identification and reporting of faults

4.3. Conduct planned start-up and shutdown processes to procedures

4.4. Conduct unplanned start-up and shutdown processes to procedures

4.5. Communicate with all operational areas and personnel affected by unplanned events to ensure safety is maintained during the process

4.6. Implement all required and stated emergency responses and ensure the outcomes of these responses are communicated to all affected areas

4.7. Log all required information for further action to provide a historical record of all events.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS216B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA21210 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products