Operate specialised machinery 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 RTC3310A, 'Operate specialised machinery and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate specialised machinery 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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Select and prepare specialised machinery and equipment for use


Specialised machinery and equipment is selected and prepared to job requirements and confirmed against work plan.


Routine pre-operational checks of specialised machinery and equipment are completed to manufacturers specifications and enterprise requirements.


OHS hazards in the workplace are recognised, risk assessed and minimised according to enterprise requirements.


Operate specialised machinery and equipment


Machinery and equipment is operated in a safe and controlled manner and monitored for performance and efficiency.


Risks to self, others and the environment are anticipated and minimisation strategies implemented accordingly.


Suitable personal protective clothing and equipment is selected, used, maintained and stored according to OHS requirements.


Environmental implications associated with machinery operation are identified, assessed and reported to the supervisor.


Complete and report on specialised machinery and equipment operation


Shut-down procedures for specialised machinery and equipment are completed to manufacturers specifications and enterprise requirements.


Specialised machinery and equipment operational records are completed and maintained according to enterprise requirements.


Malfunctions, faults, irregular performance and damage to specialised machinery and equipment are detailed and reported according to enterprise requirements.


Specialised machinery and equipment is cleaned, secured and stored according to OHS and enterprise requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTC3310A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • AUR31205 - Certificate III in Automotive Retail, Service and Repair
  • AUR21105 - Certificate II in Automotive Sales
  • AUR31005 - Certificate III in Automotive Sales
  • AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)