Fire a steam locomotive

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 TLIC3073, 'Fire a steam locomotive'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Fire a steam locomotive' 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.

1

Prepare to assist with operating a steam locomotive

1.1

Roster is checked and interpreted for day’s operational activities

1.2

Allocation of locomotive is checked

1.3

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

1.4

Personal protective equipment required to operate the locomotive is obtained

1.5

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

2

Prepare and start a steam 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 organisational policies and procedures

2.4

Water levels and fuels are checked and replenished as required

2.5

Mechanical equipment is checked and appropriate action is taken as required

2.6

Fire is lit and steam is raised in accordance with organisational instructions, with consideration for thermal expansion and in accordance with environmental procedures and practices

2.7

For critical or serious equipment faults that cannot be readily rectified, fire is dropped, faulty equipment is isolated and problem is reported for rectification

2.8

All indicators and gauges are continuously monitored and readings are interpreted to confirm effective pressure, water level and air operation, and where a problem is indicated, action is taken to determine the cause and to rectify or report the situation

2.9

Operation of locomotive equipment is established and verified

2.10

Locomotive lubrication, cleaning, preparation, and provisioning are undertaken in accordance with organisational requirements

2.11

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 steam locomotive

4.1

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

4.2

Gauges and indicators are monitored and operated in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.3

Boiler is fired to meet load requirements in accordance with environmental procedures and practices

4.4

Water level is maintained to ensure safe boiler operation meets load requirements and track characteristics

4.5

Assistance with communications is provided when communicating with Network Control Officer and ground staff

4.6

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

4.7

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

4.8

Assistance with locomotive operation is provided as requested by driver

5

Assist with stabling a steam locomotive

5.1

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

5.2

Boiler water levels are checked and replenished as required

5.3

Locomotive is shut down in accordance with operator instructions

5.4

Ash is disposed of responsibly in accordance with network owner and operator policies

5.5

Assistance is provided to conduct a post-operational inspection

5.6

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

5.7

Controls are secured in accordance with organisational procedures