Perform Manual Heating, Thermal Cutting and Gouging

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 UEPOPS236A, 'Perform Manual Heating, Thermal Cutting and Gouging'.
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




Plan and prepare for the work


Work requirements are identified from request/work orders or equivalent and clarified/confirmed with appropriate parties or by site inspection.


Occupational Health and Safety standards, statutory requirements, relevant Australian Standards, Codes of Practice, manufacturers' specifications, environmental requirements and enterprise procedures are identified, applied and monitored throughout the work procedure.


Resources required to satisfy the work plan are identified, obtained and inspected for compliance with the job specifications.


Relevant plans, drawings and text are selected and interpreted in accordance with the work plan.


Correct size, type and quantity of materials/components are determined, obtained and inspected for compliance with the job specifications.


Work is planned in detail including sequencing, prioritising and considerations made where appropriate for the maintenance of plant security and capacity in accordance with system/site requirements.


Coordination requirements, including requests for isolations where appropriate, are resolved with others involved, affected or required by the work.


Potential hazards are identified and prevention and/or control measures are selected in accordance with the work plan and site procedures.


Work area is prepared in accordance with work requirements and site procedures.


Where appropriate the teams and individuals roles and responsibilities within the team are identified, and where required, assist in the provision of the on-the-job training


Operate heating and/or thermal cutting and gouging equipment


Equipment start-up procedures are followed in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and job requirements.


Materials are heated, cut or gouged to work requirements with due regard to appropriate cutting allowances.


Defects to either materials or equipment are identified and corrective action taken in accordance with operating instructions or work requirements.


Complete the Work


Work is completed and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with site/enterprise requirements.


Work area is cleared of waste, cleaned, restored and secured in accordance with site/enterprise procedures.


Plant, tools and equipment are maintained and stored in accordance with site/enterprise procedures.


Work completion details are finalised in accordance with site/enterprise procedures.