Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment

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 PMAOPS230B, 'Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment'.
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. Plan and organise for activities.

2.1. Review previous reports and check for outstanding work orders or notices

2.2. Obtain tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work and check for correct operation and safety

2.3. Check operational area to ensure that hazards are controlled

2.4. Conduct required safety checks and pre-start checks of the equipment

2.5. Determine status of the system through communication with relevant personnel prior to commencing start-up.

3. Start up/shut down the system.

3.1. Start up the system in accordance with procedures

3.2. Shutdown in accordance with procedures and conditions

3.3. Apply emergency shutdown procedures when appropriate

3.4. Maintain records/reports to procedures.

4. Monitor the system

4.1. Monitor operating conditions of equipment through condition monitoring systems, gauge levels, temperatures and flow indicators in order to determine performance of equipment and system

4.2. Adjust systems for the most efficient operation

4.3. Identify equipment faults through inspection and testing of the operational equipment

4.4. Take appropriate action

4.5. Communicate pipeline system information to relevant personnel

4.6. Select and apply emergency response when required

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. Record and report results.

6.1. Document and record maintenance results to procedures

6.2. Notify work completion to procedures

6.3. Cancel where appropriate permit to work and sign off at completion of repair.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS230B 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

And the skillsets: