Conduct backhoe/loader operations

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 RIIMPO319D, 'Conduct backhoe/loader operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for backhoe/loader operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply backhoe/loader operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work instructions

1.3 Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Identify, obtain and implement signage traffic management requirements

1.6 Select, and check for faults, equipment and/or attachments for work activities

1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Operate backhoe/ loader

2.1 Carry out pre-start, start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures

2.2 Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity

2.3 Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

2.4 Drive and operate machine, and modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions

2.5 Complete work plan within the operating capacity of the equipment

2.6 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

3. Load, carry and place materials

3.1 Conduct communication practices associated with transportation and lifting of materials

3.2 Establish weight of load and ensure it is within safe operational limits of the machine

3.3 Select, attach and apply slings and lifting gear in accordance with safe working load requirements

3.4 Position and locate machinery to ensure stability to effectively shift materials according to job specifications

3.5 Shift load safely and effectively

3.6 Move load using hand/audible/communication signals

4. Select, remove and fit attachments

4.1 Select attachment for the task

4.2 Remove and fit attachment

4.3 Test attachment and ensure correct fitting and operation

4.4 Use attachment in accordance with recommendations and design limits

4.5 Clean and store removed attachments in designated location

5. Relocate the backhoe/ loader

5.1 Prepare backhoe/loader for relocation

5.2 Move backhoe/loader safely between worksites, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements

6. Carry out machine operator maintenance

6.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

6.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

6.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

6.4 Process written maintenance records

7. Clean up

7.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

7.2 Process records