Maintain plant, tooling, equipment or systems

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 AUMATK4008, 'Maintain plant, tooling, equipment or systems'.
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



1. Develop preventative and remedial maintenance plans for plant, tooling, equipment or systems

1.1. Applicable organisational requirements relevant to the maintenance of plant, tooling, equipment or systems are verified and complied with throughout the work activity

1.2. Instructions, plans and/or workplace check sheets are read and interpreted to identify processes and materials to complete work tasks

1.3. Plant/tooling/equipment or system to be maintained is identified

1.4. Preventative maintenance requirements are identified from manufacturer recommendations and an analysis of the operational performance and maintenance history of the actual, or similar, plant, tooling, equipment or systems is made

1.5. Preventative maintenance plans, schedules and procedures are developed, based on the analysis of preventative maintenance requirements

1.6. Documentation for periodic schedules of preventative maintenance are prepared

1.7. Remedial maintenance plans for emergency breakdown situations are developed in cooperation with production and engineering staff and submitted for the approval of appropriate personnel

1.8. Approved preventative and remedial maintenance plans are distributed to appropriate personnel

2. Control and coordinate maintenance operations

2.1. Relevant production and maintenance staff are made aware of approved preventative and remedial maintenance plans and are trained in the necessary procedures

2.2. Preventative and remedial maintenance operations are monitored against the approved plans and corrective action taken where procedures are not being correctly followed

2.3. Preventative and remedial maintenance plans and related documentation are reviewed periodically in conjunction with production and maintenance staff

2.4. Reports and summaries of maintenance operations are prepared

3. Conduct preventative maintenance procedures on plant, tooling, equipment or systems

3.1. Preventative maintenance is conducted in conjunction with production staff in accordance with prescribed preventative maintenance policies and procedures

3.2. Relevant parts of plant, tooling, equipment or systems are visually or physically checked for signs of deformation, wear, defects or damage

3.3. Relevant parts of plant, tooling, equipment or systems are functionally checked for correct performance

3.4. Identified requirements for adjustment, cleaning, repair, replacement, or modification of plant, tooling, equipment or systems are reported to appropriate personnel and action taken

3.5. Patterns of maintenance requirements of the plant, tooling, equipment or systems identified during the course of routine preventative maintenance are reported and, where appropriate, recommendations made to appropriate personnel of suggested changes to preventative maintenance schedules and/or procedures

3.6. Preventative maintenance activities and resultant action are documented

4. Monitor performance of plant, tooling, equipment and systems

4.1. Critical performance measures/observations of the operation of plant, tooling, equipment and/or systems are taken in conjunction with production staff and recorded

4.2. Recorded performance measures/observations are compared against allowable tolerance levels and out-of-tolerance measures/observations, then noted and reported for further investigation

5. Conduct adjustments to service of plant, tooling, equipment or systems

5.1. Checks and adjustments are made to plant, tooling, equipment and/or systems

5.2. Greasing, lubrication and other regular servicing of plant, tooling, equipment or systems is carried out to organisational or manufacturer requirements

5.3. Adjustments and/or servicing of plant, tooling, equipment or systems are documented

6. Document maintenance procedures and outcomes

6.1. Routine, emergency and preventative maintenance activities are documented

6.2. Performance measures, critical deviations from the norm and any follow-up action taken in respect of the operations of plant, tooling, equipment or systems are documented

6.3. Defects, worn parts and equipment or malfunctioning plant, tooling, equipment or system detected during the course of maintenance and service activities are reported and any necessary action initiated

Qualifications and Skillsets

AUMATK4008 appears in the following qualifications:

  • AUM40112 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing