Drive a master-slave locomotive

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 SUGTDMS3A, 'Drive a master-slave locomotive'.
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 and connect the slave locomotive for operation

1.1 Personal protective clothing and equipment is selected and used

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

1.3 Workplace records are checked to confirm operational status

1.4 The remote control system is set in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer's specifications

1.5 Slave locomotives are prepared and required operating mode is selected

1.6 Pre-start checks are conducted

2. Prepare and connect the master locomotive

2.1 Confirm that system is in link mode

2.2 Check control system and conduct system self-test to confirm that the system is operating effectively

2.3 Confirm braking system is operating effectively

2.4 Total control of the system is established and confirmed

2.5 Pre-departure tests are conducted to confirm control system and locomotive equipment meets operating standard

2.6 Front and rear train consists are coupled safely to form one train

3. Start, operate and monitor locomotive

3.1 Master-slave locomotives are operated in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer's specifications to meet transport requirements

3.2 Condition of locomotive equipment is monitored to maintain optimum operating condition and identify faults or defects

3.3 Faults are assessed to determine risk of injury to personnel or damage to equipment

3.4 Corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures in response to OHS hazards, abnormal or unacceptable equipment condition or performance

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

3.6 Housekeeping standards are maintained

4. Prepare for shift handover

4.1 Workplace records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements and workplace procedures

4.2 Handover is carried out according to workplace procedure

4.3 Changeover drivers are aware of locomotive and related equipment status, track conditions and incidents at completion of handover

5. Shut down locomotive

5.1 Shutdown procedures for master and slave locomotives are followed according workplace procedures

5.2 Shut down sequence is confirmed and complete and locomotives are secured in accordance with workplace procedures

6. Complete work

6.1 Workplace information is recorded according to workplace recording requirements

6.2 Plant and equipment are cleaned and stored/parked as required

6.3 Defects and faults are identified and reported according to workplace procedures