Operate particulates handling_storage 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 PMAOPS309B, 'Operate particulates handling_storage 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


Prepare for work


Identify work requirements


Identify and control hazards


Coordinate with appropriate personnel


Prepare storage facilities


Identify contents of each storage unit/area in the facility


Recognise storage types for each product being stored


Identify leakage and other problems with storage facility


Confirm safety systems are operational (where required)


Carry out general housekeeping of facility to remove foreign matter or hazards


Record and/or communicate identified maintenance requirements


Operate conveyor /particulate transport systems


Identify the type of conveyor/feeder/transport system


Identify the storage required to supply or store particulates


Set up routing of transport systems to meet requirements


Start up and shut down transport systems according to the type and duty


Complete routine checks, logs and paperwork, taking action on unexpected observations, readings and trends


Convey correct material from and to correct location as required


Operate ancillary equipment if appropriate


Identify type of ancillary equipment


Start up and shut down ancillary equipment according to its type and duty


Monitor critical variables, such as amps, temperature or vibration, and recognise trends/patterns which indicate a potential or actual problem with the ancillary equipment


Manage particulates storage facility


Monitor quality and quantity of stored solids


Identify and deal with product contamination


Transfer stock into, out of or between storage units as required


Supply customers with correct quality and quantity in a timely manner


Make effective use of available storage capacity


Monitor storage facility for actual or potential problems likely to affect the efficient operation of the facility


Isolate and de-isolate plant/equipment


Isolate plant/equipment


Make safe for required work


Check plant/equipment is ready to be returned to service


Prepare plant/equipment for return to service

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS309B appears in the following qualifications:

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