Prepare and operate the woodchip production system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 PPMRES210, 'Prepare and operate the woodchip production system'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Conduct pre-startup system checks

1.1. Identify work requirements, in accordance with productivity requirements, relevant workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures, risks and hazards identification and environmental workplace procedures.

1.2. Carry out external inspection and pre-operational checks of the woodchip system.

1.3. Carry out operator level maintenance schedules, as required.

1.4. Remove isolations in accordance with site procedures.

1.5. Confirm that monitoring devices and alarm systems are operational.

1.6. Identify logs to be processed and loaded to ensure correct presentation.

1.7. Carry out pre startup checks on equipment, conveyors, transfer system and operational monitoring equipment.

1.8. Notify relevant personnel of impending startup.

2. Start up system for production run

2.1. Check transfer equipment, bins and hoppers to ensure prevention of chip contamination as required.

2.2. Start up system production according to safe working requirements.

2.3. Dock logs, as required.

3. Monitor and maintain chipping system operation

3.1. Monitor logs and conveyors to achieve optimum flow.

3.2. Co-ordinate and maintain the supply of logs to ensure production requirements are met.

3.3. Use electronic monitoring of operating equipment and visually ensure operating conditions are continually maintained.

3.4. Identify potential blockage and/or jamming situations and take appropriate action to rectify.

3.5. Continually monitor woodchip quality, as required.

3.6. Monitor and maintain woodchip transfer to storage system.

3.7. Monitor and maintain storage levels, as required.

4. Record and document machine performance and production data

4.1. Record and maintain production and quality records, as required

4.2. Enter data into computer system, as required

4.3. Communicate problems or variations to relevant personnel.

5. Conduct a plant shutdown

5.1. Communicate shutdown plan, with relevant personnel.

5.2. Carry out shutdown procedure.

5.3. Identify and rectify cause of uncontrolled shutdown.

5.4. Record shutdown details, as required.