Shunt rolling stock

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 TLIC3017, 'Shunt rolling stock'.
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 for shunting operation


Shunting requirements are interpreted and clarified, and vehicles and equipment are obtained and prepared in accordance with shunting strategy


Rolling stock movements, availability and locations are established to determine appropriate siding and/or track locations for vehicle placement


Relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation, codes of practice, organisational policies and procedures, and safeworking systems and requirements related to shunting are identified


Carry out shunting control procedures


Points, levers, switches, signals and line of sight communications are used to assist the control of rolling stock movement


Uniform hand signals, light and radio shunting commands that conform with operational rules and statutory requirements are used


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


Wagon cards are checked and wagons are obtained and sorted to comply with shunting requirements


Shunting control techniques are applied to prevent damage of rolling stock and loads/contents


Shunt rolling stock


Workplace procedures for shunting are identified and applied


Rolling stock is positioned to meet shunting requirements


Coupling systems are identified and applied to attach and detach rolling stock


Connecting brake hoses, electrical couplings and hand brakes are connected/disconnected and applied/released in accordance with operational and WHS/OHS requirements


Rolling stock is shunted with the minimum of necessary moves within governing safety requirements and limitations


Finalise train consist


Train consists are made up in accordance with operational procedures and timetabling requirements


Irregularities and defects with rolling stock equipment are reported in accordance with operational requirements