Operate bulk solids loading 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 PMAOPS261A, 'Operate bulk solids loading equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate bulk solids loading equipment' 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


Prepare for work


Check documentation for load-out details


Identify work requirements


Identify and report any hazards in accordance with procedures


Coordinate with appropriate personnel


Check operational status of equipment


Complete any required pre-start checks


Manage bulk material storage and operate load-out equipment


Visually inspect storage facility and load-out equipment


Determine levels of solids in storage using appropriate indicators


Ensure load-out equipment is ready for operation


Ensure storage discharge areas are free from obstructions


Operate load-out equipment


Monitor flow of materials as appropriate


Ensure containment is properly sealed according to procedures after load-out


Move containment to transhipment area


Recognise problems and take appropriate action


Monitor plant frequently and critically throughout shift using measured/indicated data and senses (e.g. sight and hearing), as appropriate


Recognise developing situations which may require action


Identify and rectify/report faults in accordance with established enterprise procedures


Identify non-routine problems and report according to procedures


Complete appropriate records and log books of equipment operations to meet enterprise requirements


Carry out maintenance procedures


Recognise a maintenance need according to procedure


Isolate loading equipment and prepare for maintenance


Complete minor maintenance according to procedures


Receive plant back from maintenance and check for safe operation


Prepare plant for the introduction of materials and for operation


Control hazards


Identify hazards in the load-out work area


Assess the risks arising from those hazards


Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures


Shut down load-out equipment in an emergency, as required