Operate small plant and 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 RIISAM204A, 'Operate small plant and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate small plant and equipment' 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



1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to operate small plant and equipment

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allotted task

1.3. Obtain, confirm and apply to the allotted task safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures

1.4. Select plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job

1.5. Identify, confirm and apply to the allotted task environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan

2. Conduct pre-operational checks

2.1. Select fuel and lubricants according to manufacturer's specifications

2.2. Check and adjust fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and water levels according to manufacturer's manual

2.3. Secure/tighten and maintain bolts, nuts, guards and attachment couplings in accordance with manufacturer's instructions

2.4. Check and adjust function of controls and gauges where necessary to comply with manufacturer's manual

2.5. Conduct standard start-up and shutdown procedures according to requirements of operator's manual

3. Use small plant and equipment

3.1. Identify site hazards associated with small plant and equipment operations and establish appropriate controls in accordance with the requirements of the site safety plan

3.2. Identify and apply operating techniques for small plant and equipment to achieve optimum output in accordance with manufacture's design specifications while maintaining specified tolerances

3.3. Operate machine to produce results within design specifications to meet specified tolerances

3.4. Safely locate plant and equipment when not in immediate use

4. Carry out operator maintenance

4.1. Shutdown plant/equipment and prepare it for maintenance as per manufacturer's manual and organisational requirements

4.2. Conduct inspection and fault finding in accordance with the manufacture's specifications and/or organisational requirements

4.3. Remove and replace defective parts safely and effectively according to manufacturer's manual and organisational requirements

4.4. Carry out regular programmed maintenance tasks in accordance with the manufacturer's and/or organisational requirements

5. Clean up

5.1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

5.2. Clean, check, maintain and store plant, equipment and tools in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and standard work practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

RIISAM204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC20511 - Certificate II in Stoneworking
  • CPC20111 - Certificate II in Construction
  • SIT31209 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT20509 - Certificate II in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture
  • SFI10111 - Certificate I in Aquaculture