Inspect and test control and indicating 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 PRMPFES47A, 'Inspect and test control and indicating 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 Plan to conduct routine monthly or six-monthly inspect and test operations on CIE.

1.1 Obtain and understand occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures for a given work area.

1.2 Follow established OHS, ozone depleting substance (ODS) and synthetic greenhouse gas (SGG) emission risk control measures and organisational requirements in preparation for maintenance activity.

1.3 Note safety hazards and implement established risk control measures.

1.4 Organise all necessary work permits prior to entering customer premises.

1.5 Consult relevant persons to coordinate work effectively with other work site staff.

1.6 Determine location of system components and materials from specifications and installation drawings.

1.7 Arrange inspection and test procedures to suit CIE in accordance with legislative and industry requirements, Australian standards, job schedule and manufacturer instructions.

1.8 Confirm documentation needed to conduct tests according to work procedures and job requirements.

1.9 Check tools, equipment and test devices for correct operation and safety according to work procedures and job requirements.

2 Inspect CIE.

2.1 Follow ODS, SGG and OHS policies and procedures and apply risk control measures when inspecting CIE.

2.2 Identify CIE functions in manufacturer instructions to be used to conduct routine tests in accordance with AS1851.

2.3 Identify alarm zone circuits, plant and other system interfaces to be isolated to allow the conduct of maintenance activity according to OHS, ODS and SGGextinguishing agent emission requirements and work procedures.

2.4 Identify circuits and actuation control devices to be isolated.

2.5 Conduct visual inspections as described in AS1851 for monthly and six-monthly routine testing.

2.6 Validate CIE inspection results against requirements described in AS1851.

3 Test CIE.

3.1 Follow ODS, SGG and OHS policies and procedures and apply risk control measures when testing CIE.

3.2 Isolate circuits, actuation control devices, back-to-base facilities and other system interfaces according to work procedures.

3.3 Confirm alarm zone circuits, plant and other system interfaces are isolated to make sure the system cannot be activated during testing.

3.4 Perform monthly and six-monthly tests in accordance with AS1851 and confirm CIE and components function according to manufacturer instructions, system finalised design documentation and organisational requirements.

3.5 Discuss and document methods to deal with unexpected situations with relevant persons.

3.6 Obtain approval of authorised relevant persons to deal with unexpected situations safely.

4 Report inspect and test findings.

4.1 Follow ODS, SGG and OHS policies and procedures, risk control measures and work procedures when reporting inspect and test findings.

4.2 Clean and make safe work site and equipment according to work procedures.

4.3 Identify and report non-compliance defects according to work procedures.

4.4 Make recommendations for rectifying defects according to work procedures.

4.5 Reset CIE to operational state.

4.6 Complete documentation according to work procedures and notify relevant persons.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PRMPFES47A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM20406 - Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment)
  • CPC32811 - Certificate III in Fire Protection