Operate hydro-electric generating plant and auxiliary equipment

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 UEPOPS343B, 'Operate hydro-electric generating plant and auxiliary equipment'.
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 Work


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.


Work, plant and type of start requirements are identified from relevant personnel and documentation.


Turbine running-up and loading schedules are ascertained from relevant documentation and in accordance with enterprise/site requirements.


Localised plant and auxiliary equipment inspections, pre-operational tests and field preparation for service are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures.


Plant and auxiliary equipment operational pre-requisites are established in accordance with manufacturer and enterprise/site procedures.


Sequence for recommissioning of plant and auxiliary equipment is determined to suit existing circumstances in accordance with enterprise/site requirements.


Where appropriate, the team’s and individual’s roles and responsibilities within the team are identified, and where required, assist in the provision of on-the-job training.


Work is planned in detail including sequencing and 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.


Operate and Monitor hydro plant


Plant is operated in accordance with enterprise and manufacturer operating procedures.


Key indicator limits are maintained in accordance with manufacturer specifications and enterprise requirements.


Auxiliary equipment is operated in accordance with enterprise and manufacturer operating procedures.


Plant and auxiliary equipment is monitored and observed to detect deviations from normal operating conditions and system requirements.


Plant and auxiliary equipment is operated within legislative requirements to gain maximum efficiency of energy conversion and to meet active and reactive dispatch power outputs.


Corrective actions are taken to rectify any abnormalities in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures.


Test plant and auxiliary equipment operation


Tests are performed in accordance with defined procedures applicable to the test.


Plant and equipment is observed for correct operational response.


Corrective action is taken when response is not in accordance with documentation, plant integrity or personal safety requirements.


Plant and equipment is returned to required operational status on completion of test.


Analyse plant and auxiliary equipment faults.


Causes of abnormal operating conditions are identified by analysing the technical and operational information in a logical and sequential manner.


Actions necessary to rectify fault are determined.


Plant integrity and personnel safety is maintained through consultation with appropriate personnel, and reference to plant, technical and operational documentation.


Appropriate personnel are notified when defects are detected.


Complete documentation


Documentation is updated, maintained and equipment problems, movements, abnormalities and status are reported and logged in accordance with enterprise/site procedures.