Inspect and prepare a motive power unit

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 TLIB3075, 'Inspect and prepare a motive power unit'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Prepare for work activities


Roster is checked and interpreted for day’s train driving activities


Allocation of motive power units is checked as required by notices, in conjunction with network control officer and roster clerk


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


Trackside safety and basic electrification awareness procedures are followed as required, while locating allocated motive power unit in the yard


Motive power unit inspection and preparation duties are identified and interpreted


Train schedules, notices and other operational and regulatory documentation are accessed and interpreted in accordance with workplace procedures


Communication equipment required for day’s operations is obtained and checked to ensure it is functional


Required personal protective equipment is obtained for use prior to day’s train driving activities


Motive power unit to be inspected and prepared is located in the yard


Inspect and prepare motive power unit


Features, functions and location of motive power unit and associated equipment are identified


Logbook is checked to confirm serviceability of unit


Preparation and safety checks are conducted, in accordance with work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and other workplace policies and procedures


Motive power unit, kit and equipment are checked and defects and deficiencies are recorded and rectified, isolated, tagged or reported as required, in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Availability of appropriate fuel, lubricating oils, water, coolant and sand quantities are checked against journey requirements as required and appropriate action is taken to replenish them


Relevant WHS/OHS and regulatory requirements are followed


Start motive power unit


Motive power unit is started in accordance with manufacturer instructions and/or workplace procedures and operating faults are recognised, diagnosed, reported and recorded in appropriate records for follow-up


Where critical or serious equipment faults cannot be readily rectified, motive power unit is shut down, faulty equipment is isolated and tagged, and problem is reported


Instruments and gauges are observed and readings are interpreted to confirm effective operation


Action is taken to determine cause of identified problem in instruments and gauges, and situation is rectified or reported, as required


Fluid levels are rechecked after starting and appropriate action is taken as required


Pre-departure checks are carried out to ensure motive power unit is braking and powering effectively and is safe to move


Conduct in-cab checks


Motive power unit is checked in correct sequence and all equipment is confirmed to be operating to optimum requirements


Cab layout is checked and confirmed that it meets operating requirements


Pre-departure mechanical checks are correctly performed and correct functioning of equipment is confirmed in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer operating requirements


Supervisory controls and indicators are checked to ensure they are functioning correctly and appropriate action is taken if they are not working correctly


Communications equipment is checked to ensure it is functioning correctly and appropriate action is taken if it is not working correctly


Seat, windows, blinds, air conditioners, heaters and other personal in-cab equipment are checked and adjusted for correct functionality, safety and comfort


Auxiliary equipment is checked and is confirmed to be operational in accordance with operating requirements


Fire extinguisher and emergency toolbox are checked to confirm they are in position and meet operational requirements


Complete documentation


Required documentation concerning inspecting motive power unit is completed and processed in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Logbook and other service records on the motive power unit are completed and filed in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Position motive power unit


Authority to move and position motive power unit is obtained and relevant personnel are advised of intention and procedures


Motive power unit is operated in accordance with standard procedures and regulatory requirements, within operating and operational constraints


Motive power unit is positioned in accordance with operational requirements and directions


Motive power unit performance is monitored during operation to confirm effective operation or to identify defects


Equipment defects are identified, reported, rectified and recorded or relevant personnel are advised for assistance


Relevant WHS/OHS and regulatory requirements are followed to ensure safety and to prevent injury and damage


Network control officer and other relevant personnel are advised that motive power unit is secured in the required position and is ready for service