Manage machinery and 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 AHCMOM501A, 'Manage machinery and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage machinery and equipment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Evaluate machinery and equipment

1.1. Operations of available machinery and equipment are reviewed and matched to production processes and OHS requirements.

1.2. Operation and servicing costs of machinery and equipment are calculated to justify total purchasing price.

1.3. Productivity returns from machinery and equipment are estimated to identify benefit to production processes.

1.4. Machinery and equipment replacement cycles are monitored to identify improvement options and maximise life cycles of components.

1.5. Machinery and equipment is accessed through appropriate procurement options.

2. Coordinate maintenance

2.1. Maintenance and service cycles are identified and scheduled to ensure servicing is according to manufacturer's specifications and production processes.

2.2. Storing and housing of machinery and equipment is costed and organised.

2.3. Maintenance is documented and recorded to ensure operational and service history.

2.4. OHS hazards in the workplace are identified, risk assessed, and risk controls are recorded and reviewed according to enterprise requirements.

2.5. Suitable personal protective equipment is provided, used, maintained and stored according to OHS requirements.

2.6. Repair and maintenance routines are developed and monitored according to manufacturer's specifications and OHS requirements.

3. Monitor operation

3.1. Consumables and operational support materials are made available, maintained and disposed of according to enterprise requirements.

3.2. Environmental implications and workplace safety practices are monitored according to enterprise requirements.

3.3. Operational procedures are clear, documented and followed according to manufacturer's specifications.

3.4. Operators are provided with competent instruction and appropriate supervision according to OHS requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCMOM501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51010 - Diploma of Sports Turf Management
  • AHC50810 - Diploma of Production Nursery Management
  • AHC51710 - Diploma of Rural Machinery Management
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC51513 - Diploma of Viticulture
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture
  • AHC50310 - Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture