Inspect, prepare and start an electrical tram

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 TLIB3078, 'Inspect, prepare and start an electrical tram'.
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.


Plan and prepare electric tram


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


Allocation of electric trams is checked in conjunction with tram controllers and roster clerk


Electric tram inspection and preparation duties are identified and interpreted


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


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


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


Required personal protective equipment is obtained for use prior to tram driving activities


Electric tram to be inspected and prepared is located in the depot


Depot safety and basic electrical equipment awareness procedures are followed while locating tram in the depot


Visually inspect and prepare electric tram


Features, functions and location of electric tram and associated equipment are identified


Logbook is checked to confirm serviceability of unit


Pre-start internal and external safety and maintenance checks are conducted, in accordance with work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and other workplace policies and procedures


Electric tram and equipment are checked visually, and defects and deficiencies are recorded and rectified, isolated, tagged or reported as required, in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Availability of traction power and sand are checked against journey requirements as required, in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Relevant WHS/OHS and regulatory requirements are followed


Documentation for electric tram inspection and preparation results is completed in accordance with workplace procedures


Conduct ontram checks


Electric tram is checked in correct sequence and all lights are confirmed as operating to optimum requirements


Pre-departure mechanical checks are correctly performed and correct functioning of all 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 and other personal in-cab equipment are checked and adjusted for correct functionality, safety and comfort


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


Fire extinguisher, point bars and any other required tools are checked to confirm they are in position


Start electric tram


Electric tram is started in accordance with instructions and any operating faults are recognised, diagnosed, reported and recorded in appropriate records for follow-up


Where critical or serious equipment faults cannot be readily rectified, electric tram is shut down and reported for rectification in accordance with procedures


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


Sand operation is checked after starting and appropriate action is taken as required if not effectively functioning


Pre-departure checks are carried out to ensure electric tram is braking and powering effectively and is safe to move


Position electric tram


Authority to move and position electric tram is obtained and relevant personnel are advised of intention and procedures


Electric tram is positioned in accordance with operational requirements and directions


Tram performance is monitored during operation to confirm effective operation or to identify defects


Equipment defects are identified, 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


Relevant personnel are advised electric tram is secured in required position and is ready for service


Required documentation concerning inspecting, preparing and starting up electric tram is completed and processed in accordance with workplace procedures