Shunt, couple and uncouple rail vehicles

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 TLIC4074, 'Shunt, couple and uncouple rail vehicles'.
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.


Prepare to shunt rail vehicles


Shunting instructions are interpreted and confirmed


Location of rail vehicles and required movements are identified


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


Allocated motive power unit is confirmed as appropriate for intended activities


Shunt rail vehicles


Points, levers, switches and signals are operated as required, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures to control rail vehicle movement


Uniform line of sight and radio shunting commands are used in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and requirements


Rail vehicles are positioned in accordance with operational requirements


Relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements are followed to prevent injury and to avoid damage to equipment


Defect/fault cards are checked and appropriate action is taken in accordance with organisational policies and procedures as required


Rail vehicle movements are controlled to prevent damage of rail vehicles and loads/contents in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


Couple, uncouple and secure rail vehicles


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


Coupling systems are identified and applied appropriately to couple and/or uncouple rail vehicles in accordance with manufacturer and organisational requirements


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