Weld rail using aluminothermic welding process

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 TLIW3015, 'Weld rail using aluminothermic welding process'.
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.


Prepare and plan welding method


Work requirements are determined to identify scope of work and resources required


Welding equipment and consumables are prepared and checked for serviceability


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


Site is cleared of obstructions and combustible material to minimise risk of accidents and fire


Firefighting and other safety equipment is organised, checked and located in accordance with required regulations


Personnel are briefed about safety precautions specific to aluminothermic welding as required to minimise risk of injury


Prepare rail for welding


Location of weld is identified and assessed in accordance with standards and procedures


Track is prepared for welding in accordance with workplace standards and procedures


Rail is prepared for welding in accordance with workplace standards and procedures


Carry out welding process


Moulds are fitted and luted to standard to prevent leakage of the molten reaction


Rails are pre-heated to standard to prevent heat loss


Rails are welded using aluminothermic method in accordance with approved procedures


Welding equipment is removed according to approved procedures


Excess material is removed from weld in accordance with workplace procedures


Rail profile is restored to standard using rail profile grinder in accordance with workplace procedures


Arrangements are made for track to be restored


Check weld conformance


Finish ground weld area is visually inspected for surface finish and defects


Finish ground weld area is checked for conformance to rail profile and geometry acceptance standards


Complete documentation


Required documentation and/or record keeping procedures and processes are confirmed


Documentation and/or records are filled in legibly and proofread


Documentation and/or records are processed in accordance with workplace requirements