Operate a cooling water system

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 SUGPCWS2A, 'Operate a cooling water system'.
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


Performance criteria

1. Prepare the cooling tower/s for operation

1.1 Tower cleaning procedures are followed and cleaning records completed

1.2 Chemicals are available and delivery systems are ready for operation

1.3 Make up water supply is available and meets quality requirements

1.4 Pre-operational checks are conducted

1.5 Health and safety hazards / maintenance requirements are identified and reported to appropriate personnel according to workplace reporting procedures

2. Start and monitor cooling tower

2.1 The cooling tower system is started according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

2.2 Plant is operated within limits of manufacturer's specifications to meet workplace requirements

2.3 Equipment is monitored to confirm operating condition and cleanliness

2.4 Water quality is monitored, tested and adjusted as required

2.5 The workplace meets housekeeping standards

3. Analyse and respond to abnormal performance

3.1 Water condition and plant operating conditions are analysed to identify causes of abnormal performance

3.2 Corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures in response to Hazards, out-of-specification test results and/or abnormal plant performance

3.3 Emergency procedures are implemented as required according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

4. Shutdown and clean the cooling water system

4.1 The cooling water system is cleaned according to workplace cleaning schedule and to meet legal requirements

4.2 The timing and sequencing of cooling water system shut down meets production requirements

4.3 Maintenance requirements are identified and reported according to workplace reporting procedure

5. Record information

5.1 Workplace information is recorded according to workplace recording requirements