Operate a tip truck

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 TLIC0004, 'Operate a tip truck'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a tip truck' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com 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.


Plan and prepare for tip truck operations


Vehicle haulage documentation is accessed, interpreted and applied to ensure work activity is compliant


Work requirements are obtained, confirmed and applied.


Signage requirements are identified, obtained and implemented in accordance with project traffic management plan


Appropriate vehicle, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected


Tools, equipment and PPE are checked for serviceability and faults are rectified or reported


Environmental protection requirements are identified, confirmed and applied in accordance with project environmental management plan


Conduct tip truck pre-operational checks


Pre-start, start-up, park and shutdown checks are carried out


Tip truck controls and functions, including tray, body, steering, brakes and manoeuvrability are checked for serviceability and faults are rectified or reported


Drive tip truck


Site operating hazards and risks are identified and managed, and safe operating techniques are applied


Engine power is managed to ensure efficiency of truck movements, and to minimise strain on engine, drive line and gears


Engine power is coordinated with gear selection to ensure smooth transition and operation within torque range


Tip truck is operated in accordance with work instructions and manufacturer instructions


Road/traffic conditions, traffic flow, distance, load and appropriate speed are monitored and considered to ensure safety of people, property, equipment, loads and facilities


Vehicle is stopped smoothly, using engine retarder, gears and brakes


Load, transport and tip materials


Tip truck is positioned at load and discharge points with a minimum of manoeuvre


Tip truck movements are carried out in a smooth and controlled manner including raising and lowering tray body


Weight and distribution of load is assessed, and type of material and size of vehicle are considered to ensure it is within vehicle capacity


Safety and security of load is maintained from loading site to discharge site, including load cover requirements


Load is safely discharged in accordance with fill site conditions and work instructions


Tip truck body is lowered, excess material is cleared and tray body is secured before leaving site


Shut down and clean up


Tip truck is safely parked and prepared for operator maintenance and shutdown


Visual and physical inspections are conducted and faults are recorded


Vehicle records are maintained/updated and submitted


Work area is cleared and materials are disposed of, or recycled in accordance with workplace requirements


Vehicle, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored