Conduct the duties of an assistant on a heritage locomotive

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 TLIC3072, 'Conduct the duties of an assistant on a heritage locomotive'.
Google Links
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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.

1

Prepare to assist with operating a heritage locomotive

1.1

Roster is checked and interpreted for day’s operational activities

1.2

Allocation of locomotive is checked and confirmed

1.3

Train schedules/notices and other operational and regulatory documentation is accessed and interpreted in accordance with workplace procedures

1.4

Personal protective equipment required for operating locomotive is obtained

1.5

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

1.6

Trackside safety and basic electrification awareness procedures are followed while locating allocated locomotive

2

Assist with preparing and starting a heritage locomotive

2.1

Logbook is checked to confirm serviceability of locomotive

2.2

Locomotive is confirmed as being securely stabled prior to commencing preparation and safety checks

2.3

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

2.4

Fluid levels and mechanical equipment are checked and appropriate action is taken as required

2.5

Locomotive is started in accordance with manufacturer and/or organisational instructions

2.6

For critical or serious equipment faults that cannot be readily rectified, locomotive is shut down, faulty equipment is isolated and tagged, and problem is reported for rectification

2.7

All instruments and gauges are observed, readings are interpreted to confirm effective air and electrical operation, and where a problem is indicated, action is taken to determine cause and to rectify or report the situation

2.8

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

2.9

Assistance is provided with pre-departure checks

2.10

Logbook and other service records on the locomotive are completed in accordance with organisational requirements

3

Assist with coupling, uncoupling and securing rail vehicles

3.1

Rail vehicles are positioned to meet coupling requirements in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.2

Coupling systems are identified and applied appropriately to couple and/or uncouple rail vehicles

3.3

Connecting hoses and electrical couplings are connected/disconnected in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.4

Hand brakes and other securing devices are applied/released and attached/removed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4

Assist with operating a heritage locomotive

4.1

Safeworking activities are undertaken in accordance with organisational and/or network owner policies and procedures

4.2

Supervisory controls and indicators are monitored and operated in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.3

Assistance is provided with communications for network control officer and ground staff

4.4

Observation of all aspects of the rail corridor and environs is maintained and communicated to driver in accordance with organisational and/or network owner policies and procedures

4.5

If driver is incapacitated train is stopped, Network Control Officer is informed and instructions are followed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.6

Assistance with locomotive operation is provided as requested by driver

5

Assist with stabling a heritage locomotive

5.1

Locomotive is secured in accordance with directions, organisational procedures and rail regulations

5.2

Locomotive is shut down in accordance with manufacturer and/or operator instructions

5.3

Logbook and other service records on the locomotive are completed in accordance with organisational requirements

5.4

Cab is secured in accordance with organisational procedures