Use, clean and maintain towing 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 TLIB1080, 'Use, clean and maintain towing equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Use, clean and maintain towing equipment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Visually inspect vehicle and towing equipment


Towing vehicle and equipment are visually inspected prior to operations in accordance with standard pre-operational functional and safety check workplace procedures and manufacturer specifications


Hazards are identified, risks are assessed and control measures are implemented


Aspects of vehicle or equipment found to be faulty or outside manufacturer or workplace specifications are reported to designated persons for appropriate action


Check vehicle and towing equipment for operational capability


Towing vehicle and equipment are checked to ensure they can be operated in accordance with manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures


All safety systems are checked for operational effectiveness


Routine servicing and lubrication checks of towing vehicle and its equipment are carried out in accordance with the service schedule for a vehicle and the equipment concerned


Identify and assess impact of faults on towing operations


Effect of identified faults on the operation of a towing vehicle and equipment is assessed


Faulty equipment or components that may affect the safe operation of a vehicle and equipment are isolated, tagged and reported to appropriate personnel for rectification


Use towing equipment on vehicle


Towing equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturer specifications and regulatory requirements


Attachment points used in towing operation and weight of vehicle being towed or load being carried are checked to ensure they are consistent with established towing practice, regulatory requirements and permissible safe working loads for towing vehicle and its associated towing equipment


Safety precautions are followed when using towing equipment on a towing vehicle in accordance with workplace procedures and WHS/OHS requirements


Personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn in accordance with workplace procedures and WHS/OHS requirements


Clean towing vehicle and its equipment


Appropriate cleaning process is selected for type of towing vehicle and its equipment in accordance with workplace procedures


Cleaning materials are prepared in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and workplace procedure


Required PPE and safety equipment is selected and used in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures


Towing vehicle is cleaned using appropriate cleaning materials and tools in accordance with workplace procedures


Record and report results of visual inspection and operational checks


Results of visual inspection and operational checks are accurately reported in accordance with regulatory requirements, workplace policy and workplace procedures


Clear, unambiguous and concise records are kept in accordance with workplace policy


Clear reference is made to any items that may affect the future safety of a towing vehicle or equipment