Allocate motive power

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 TLIL3035, 'Allocate motive power'.
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.


Identify train operating requirements


Train timetables, shunting requirements and track conditions for each line or service are identified and records are kept up-to-date


Tonnage of individual trains is identified to enable planning of suitable motive power


Routine usage of motive power units is established to provide an initial allocation framework


Contingency plans covering operational problems are developed and their impact on motive power requirements are taken into account


Establish motive power requirements and availability


Availability of all motive power units is determined including location, operational status, special and routine maintenance requirements


Motive power required to haul tonnage is determined for each train/service and support activity consistent with track geography, gauge, train weight and conditions is identified


Allocate individual motive power units


Motive power units, including railcar and locomotive types, are allocated to ensure train and support activities are serviced


Allocations are documented and communicated to operations personnel and feedback is sought to ensure suitability of units planned


Relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements are identified and included in allocation considerations


Documentation authorising the use of allocated motive power for the train service is completed and processed


Monitor and adjust motive power allocation


Use and requirements for motive power are monitored and possible allocation changes are determined to maintain efficient use of resources


Contingency plans for unexpected non-availability of specific motive power units or operational non-performance are implemented


Changes to allocation are negotiated with operational personnel and motive power maintenance personnel, to achieve suitable outcomes