Plan plant shutdown

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 PMAOPS521C, 'Plan plant shutdown'.
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. Identify maintenance/project and plant requirements.

1.1. Analyse relevant company records to determine activities which have been scheduled for the shutdown

1.2. Obtain information on maintenance activities intended for the shutdown

1.3. Obtain information on production activities intended for the shutdown

1.4. Obtain information on projects or construction activities intended for the shutdown

1.5. Compile a list of all activities intended for the shutdown, including sufficient detail to allow for shutdown planning

1.6. Negotiate conflicts between proposed activities.

2. Identify tasks, timelines and resources.

2.1. Break down each agreed shutdown activity into required tasks

2.2. Determine time, people, material, other resources required and 'owner' for each task

2.3. Determine prerequisite tasks for each task

2.4. Identify conflicts between tasks arising from resources or other causes

2.5. Negotiate conflicts between tasks

2.6. Compile database of all tasks and their requirements.

3. Develop schedule.

3.1. Develop draft shutdown schedule (including planning activities)

3.2. Determine critical path for shutdown tasks

3.3. Analyse tasks on critical path to determine methods of reducing critical path

3.4. Develop revised schedule

3.5. Consult with all relevant stakeholders and analyse revised schedule for conflicts and possible savings

3.6. Negotiate conflicts

3.7. Develop final schedule and critical path.

4. Communicate with all relevant stakeholders.

4.1. Contribute to shutdown planning meetings with stakeholders.

4.2. Meet with stakeholders individually

4.3. Prepare reports and documents as required

4.4. Ensure all permissions required for tasks have been obtained

4.5. Liaise with suppliers and contractors to obtain parts, materials and services.

5. Monitor shutdown.

5.1. Establish systems to allow monitoring of shutdown to schedule

5.2. Monitor progress to schedule

5.3. Identify causes of not meeting schedule

5.4. Negotiate a solution to cause

5.5. Adjust schedule to meet changed circumstances but still meet overall timeline (if at all possible).

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS521C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products