Provide fluids for utilities and support

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 PMAOPS224B, 'Provide fluids for utilities and support'.
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



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Identify work requirements

1.2. Identify and control hazards

1.3. Coordinate with appropriate personnel

2. Start up equipment and/or processes.

2.1. Ensure equipment or process is ready to start and not tagged out or subject to work order

2.2. Check all valves, inlets and outlets are in correct positions for start-up

2.3. Check as appropriate for 'clear board' with all indicators 'in the green'

2.4. Inform other plant personnel as appropriate

2.5. Commence start-up to procedures and monitor fluid flows, temperatures and/or pressures

2.6. Confirm all fluids are flowing at correct volume, pressure and/or temperature.

3. Monitor utility and support fluid equipment.

3.1. Determine the required levels of demand for support or utility fluids from a knowledge of the plant/site's process control systems or equipment

3.2. Monitor process equipment and systems, including compressors, pumps, receivers and distribution systems, to meet and maintain the facility utility service requirements

3.3. Monitor and manually adjust flow or ensure correct operation of automatic control valves to control the flow of fluids into the plant/site's process systems and equipment

3.4. Monitor quality of fluids and ensure that they remain within specifications, eg quality and consistency

3.5. Complete routine checks and reports

3.6. Take appropriate action resulting from monitoring and checks.

4. Identify need for maintenance.

4.1. Monitor service records to assist with programmed maintenance scheduling

4.2. Monitor equipment for evidence of maintenance needs outside programmed maintenance

4.3. Advise other site personnel of the need to take equipment off-line for maintenance action

4.4. Identify back-up or auxiliary equipment (where provided) to facilitate maintenance of fluid supplies within the facility

4.5. Ensure equipment can be safely taken off line for maintenance

5. Isolate and de-isolate plant.

5.1. Isolate plant

5.2. Make safe for required work

5.3. Check plant is ready to be returned to service

5.4. Prepare plant for return to service.

6. Respond to emergencies.

6.1. Identify critical out of specification performance of equipment and contact appropriate personnel

6.2. Respond to an emergent situation according to procedures

6.3. Shut down, under instruction, any equipment and associated equipment affected by the emergency situation

6.4. Implement any back-up procedures to ensure the ongoing supply of critical fluids to the remainder of the facility

6.5. Ensure all safety procedures are fully complied with.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS224B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology