Operate heavy plant in fire control operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PUAFIR321, 'Operate heavy plant in fire control operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Use and service machines

1.1 Machine is set up, maintained and serviced to ensure safe operation in forest environments and that it is free of soil and water borne disease and weeds, prior to and after use.

1.2 Effective communication is established with supervisor, team members and support vehicle/s.

1.3 Safe procedures are employed when using the machine to construct a fire control line.

1.4 Machine is parked safely and securely when not in operation.

1.5 Personal protective clothing and equipment are worn and used in accordance with agency requirements.

2. Construct fire control line

2.1 Topographical and vegetation factors are considered when selecting a route for construction of a fire control line.

2.2 Environmental, agricultural,cultural and heritage factors are considered when selecting a route for construction of fire control line.

2.3 Fire control line is constructed directly on the fire’s edge or away from the fire’s edge taking into account weather conditions and/or changes in fire behaviour to meet fire suppression requirements.

2.4 Hazards are identified and considered when selecting route and construction of fire control line.

2.5 Debris from fire control line construction is appropriately placed to facilitate fire suppression works and reduce environmental impacts.

2.6 Fire control line is constructed to standards suitable for fire control purposes and for vehicle access as required.

2.7 Turning areas, passing bays and safety zones are constructed as directed.

3. Prepare, mop-up and rehabilitate area

3.1 Helipads are constructed as required.

3.2 Fire preparation works are conducted to specified standards.

3.3 Mop-up works are conducted to specified standards in coordination with crews.

3.4 Rehabilitation works are conducted to specified standards.