Modify plant

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 PMAOPS600C, 'Modify plant'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Modify plant' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm required outcomes from modification.

1.1. Communicate with relevant technical, operational and other key personnel, to determine operational and technical requirements of the plant modification.

1.2. Determine regulatory/industry code requirements

1.3. Obtain relevant drawings of existing plant

1.4. Develop modification brief, including relevant plant schematic sketch, to meet needs

1.5. Establish required performance measures to indicate success of project

1.6. Obtain 'sign off' on modification brief from all relevant persons.

2. Short list possible modifications to meet brief.

2.1. Investigate the range of available equipment/plant units

2.2. Determine relative advantages and disadvantages of each class of equipment/type of modification which may provide a solution

2.3. Compile a shortlist of modification types/equipment classes which will best meet the modification brief

2.4. Discuss shortlist alternatives with relevant stakeholders and obtain 'sign off' for the chosen approach.

3. Select technically best equipment/unit/modification.

3.1. Complete technical specification for required modification incorporating feedback received

3.2. Compare specification with that of 'off the shelf' equipment where appropriate

3.3. Arrange for equipment suppliers to tender to the specification where necessary, following company procedures

3.4. Rank competing items by their compliance with the technical specification.

4. Compare hazard profile of possible modifications.

4.1. Organise a hazard analysis (eg HAZOP) for the modification according to company procedures

4.2. Ensure that all stakeholders are represented on the hazard analysis team

4.3. Brief the hazard analysis team on the modification and the alternatives under evaluation

4.4. Eliminate alternatives which do not meet hazard requirements

4.5. Rank remaining competing items by safety performance.

5. Make final choice of solution.

5.1. Evaluate competing items by their economic performance (eg, life, maintenance, running costs) and rank by total lifetime cost

5.2. Seek further information where necessary to allow a rational selection to be made

5.3. Choose the modification which meets all required minimum standards and will provide the best solution

5.4. Verify choice in discussion with production and engineering managers and other key stakeholders

5.5. Arrange for order to be placed, following company procedures.

6. Check and commission modification.

6.1. Undertake pre-commissioning activities

6.2. Complete safety acceptance documentation

6.3. Identify, record and report problems or non-conformances

6.4. Conduct trials/test runs

6.5. Record and report performance data

6.6. Bring the plant/plant systems/pipeline on line.

7. Complete modification.

7.1. Evaluate performance of modification

7.2. Make adjustments as required

7.3. Accept (or otherwise) the equipment/unit (and ensure payment flows)

7.4. Ensure plant procedures and training material updated

7.5. Ensure plant drawings and engineering specifications are updated

7.6. Complete all other required paperwork.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS600C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products