Operate a compost bagging process

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 RTE2315A, 'Operate a compost bagging process'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


1 Organise for bagging operations.


Job sheet or work order is reviewed to clearly identify product bagging requirements.


Product for bagging is confirmed and available to meet job requirements.


Equipment, materials and personnel requirements for safe, effective and efficient bagging operations are identified and organised.


Suitable personal protective clothing and equipment are selected, used, maintained and stored according to occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures.


2 Prepare bagging plant for use.


Machine components and related attachments are fitted and adjusted to meet safety requirements.


Materials for bag are fitted and adjusted to ensure efficient operation, according to manufacturer specifications.


Safety devices and alarm systems are checked for correct operation according to manufacturer specifications, enterprise procedures and relevant statutory requirements.


Routine pre-operational checks are carried out to meet enterprise procedures and manufacturer specifications.


Operational systems are checked, cleaned and calibrated, and batch number and operating parameters are entered as required to meet production requirements.


Faulty plant or machinery is identified, safety tagged and reported promptly to supervisor according to enterprise procedures.


OHS hazards are identified, reported to supervisor and managed according to enterprise procedures.


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


Product to be bagged is obtained and positioned as required to meet production requirements.


3 Start and operate bagging plant.


Operational area is checked, and personnel in operational area are informed of initiation of plant operation.


Risks to self, others and the environment are recognised and minimised according to enterprise and OHS procedures.


Product for bagging is loaded into the bagging plant hopper in required quantities.


Bagging plant is started up using correct sequence according to manufacturer specifications and enterprise procedures.


Bagging plant is operated in a safe and controlled manner, and monitored for performance and efficiency.


Input materials are monitored, and non-conformances clearly identified and handled according to enterprise procedures and manufacturer specifications.


Processing outputs are monitored and adjustments to plant operation are made to meet job specifications.


Out-of-specification product or process outcomes are identified and reported to supervisor and appropriate action is taken as directed.


Bagged product is labelled, palletised or stacked and wrapped according to enterprise procedures and customer requirements.


4 Shut down bagging plant.


Bagging plant and machinery shut-down procedures are carried out to manufacturer specifications and enterprise procedures.


Routine maintenance of bagging plant and machinery is carried out to remove debris and contaminants and ensure safe and efficient operation.


Bagging plant and equipment is cleaned, secured and stored according to manufacturer specifications and enterprise procedures.


Unsafe plant or equipment is reported to supervisor and tagged or locked out.


5 Maintain records.


Bagging plant operational records are maintained accurately and promptly according to enterprise procedures.


Any required maintenance, damage, malfunctions and irregular performance of machinery is recorded and addressed according to enterprise procedures.


6 Check product to confirm readiness for distribution.


Palletised or stacked product is inspected and checked to confirm compliance with job sheet and enterprise procedures.


Product is transported to and positioned in holding area with labels and bar codes clearly visible.


Supervisor or product dispatcher is informed of product readiness for dispatch according to enterprise procedures.


Product awaiting distribution is checked for temperature rise during storage and any out-of-range readings are reported to supervisor.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTE2315A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA30208 - Certificate III in Local Government (Health and Environment)