Drive vehicles under operational conditions

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 PUAVEH001B, 'Drive vehicles under operational conditions'.
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. Prepare vehicle for operational response

1.1 The vehicle is selected to meet operational requirements and is suitable to use in the terrain.

1.2 Preliminary check of the vehicle is completed to ensure it is serviceable.

1.3 Equipment and accessories are checked to ensure they are available and serviceable.

1.4 Cabin drill and start up checks are completed in accordance with operational standards.

1.5 Engine is started in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

1.6 Audible and visual warning systems are checked to ensure that they are all operational.

2. Drive the vehicle

2.1 Vehicle is prepared for, and safely operated in terrain suitable to the vehicle.

2.2 Vehicles and/or trailers are operated and positioned in accordance with traffic regulations and organisation's policies and procedures and to ensure safe and efficient operation.

2.3 Low risk driving techniques are used which minimise the likelihood of injury to persons or damage to equipment or property and in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures.

3. Monitor traffic, road and terrain under operational conditions

3.1 Vehicle movement is controlled in response to external conditions to ensure safety of persons.

3.2 The most efficient route of travel is taken through monitoring factors likely to cause delays or route deviations.

3.3 Traffic and surface conditions are consistently monitored and acted upon to enable safe operation and ensure no injury to people or damage to property, equipment, loads and facilities.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAVEH001B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA21010 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • PUA30701 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA30601 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA30510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA20410 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA40210 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)
  • PUA40702 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Policing)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • PSP40304 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance)
  • PSP50304 - Diploma of Government (Court Services)