Pilot or escort oversize and/or over-mass vehicles

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 PSPTRP005, 'Pilot or escort oversize and/or over-mass vehicles'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Pilot or escort oversize and/or over-mass vehicles' 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

ELEMENTS

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 section.

1. Prepare pilot and escort vehicles for operations

1.1 Identify maintenance needs of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment from maintenance schedules or reports of faults.

1.2 Carry out minor maintenance on vehicles in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications.

1.3 Prepare pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment for operations to manufacturers’ specifications.

1.4 Complete post-maintenance inspections and tests.

1.5 Record identified faults, repairs and the outcomes of inspections.

2. Confirm pilot and escort requirements

2.1 Consult with transport companies whose vehicles are scheduled for escort to confirm requirements.

2.2 Confirm authorisation/s for pilot and escort operators as current.

2.3 Verify required permits for completeness and accuracy and inspect all vehicles and drivers to ensure compliance with permits.

2.4 Advise the permit holder of the results of the checks and address any non-compliance before operations begin.

2.5 Brief convoys and give instructions and directions on pilot or escort operations.

3. Conduct pilot and/or escort operation

3.1 Implement required vehicle positioning, traffic warning and directional signalling procedures to enable safe passage of the load.

3.2 Operate safety equipment and position roadside obstacles to ensure safe passage of the load.

3.3 Take precautions to ensure that convoy personnel are aware of road and other conditions that may impact on load and vehicle security.

3.4 Prepare contingency and emergency plans to enable unexpected events to be handled safely.

3.5 Undertake required liaison with authorities.

4. Use pilot and escort communication

4.1 Operate communications equipment and resources in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications.

4.2 Transmit and receive messages.

4.3 Establish backup communication strategies and inform personnel involved of operating and coordination procedures.

4.4 Use alternative communication strategies to communicate messages in response to communications failures and problems.

5. Maintain records

5.1 Complete journey documentation.

5.2 Maintain records on oversize and over-mass vehicle movements.

5.3 Report damage and other incidents to authorities.