Unit of competency details

AHCMOM304A - Operate machinery and equipment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipmentThis unit is equivalent to AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTC2307A - Operate machinery and equipment17/Sep/2004

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UET12 - Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageTransmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package 2.0-2.1 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-3.1 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
RGR08 - Racing Training PackageRacing Training Package 1.1-2.0 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 5.0-5.1 
HLT - HealthHealth 3.0-3.1 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 3.0-4.1 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-8.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UET20412 - Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line AssemblyCertificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly 1-3 
UET20312 - Certificate II in ESI - Powerline Vegetation ControlCertificate II in ESI - Powerline Vegetation Control 1-2 
SIS30513 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 
SIS30512 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 1-2 
SFI20111 - Certificate II in AquacultureCertificate II in Aquaculture 1-5 
RGR20408 - Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance) 
HLT23215 - Certificate II in Health Support ServicesCertificate II in Health Support Services 
HLT21212 - Certificate II in Health Support ServicesCertificate II in Health Support Services 
FDF31012 - Certificate III in Sugar Milling Industry OperationsCertificate III in Sugar Milling Industry Operations 
AHC33412 - Certificate III in Seed ProductionCertificate III in Seed Production 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the process of maintaining and operating machinery and equipment and defines the standard required to: carry out pre-operational checks and maintenance and report defects if necessary; secure attachments according to manufacturer's directions; operate machinery in a safe and controlled manner; follow procedures to minimise environmental impacts; implement shut-down procedures and store machinery and equipment; record maintenance and operation details.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture and land management who operate machinery and equipment for the enterprise. The unit is likely to be carried out under limited supervision with checking only related to overall progress.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Prepare machinery and equipment for use

1.1. Machine and equipment is selected appropriate to job requirements and confirmed against a work plan.

1.2. Routine pre-operational checks of machinery and equipment are carried out to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements.

1.3. Equipment is securely attached and calibrated for operation to manufacturer's specifications.

1.4. Faulty machinery and equipment is identified, safety tagged, and reported to supervisor according to enterprise requirements.

1.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risks assessed and risk controls are implemented.

2. Operate machinery and equipment

2.1. Machinery and equipment is operated in a safe and controlled manner, and monitored for performance and efficiency.

2.2. Risk to self, others and the environment are recognised and minimised according to enterprise and OHS requirements.

2.3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected, used and maintained according to procedures.

2.4. Environmental implications associated with machinery operation are identified, assessed and taken into account.

3. Check and complete machinery and equipment operation

3.1. Machinery and equipment shut-down procedures are carried out to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements.

3.2. Machinery and equipment operational records are maintained according to enterprise requirements.

3.3. Machinery and equipment damage, malfunctions or irregular performance are recorded and/or reported according to enterprise requirements.

3.4. Machinery and equipment is cleaned, secured and stored according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • identify hazards and implement safe operating procedures
  • complete pre-operational checks
  • recognise and report defects
  • operate machinery and equipment to industry standards
  • demonstrate safe and environmentally responsible workplace practices
  • read and interpret manufacturer's specifications, work and maintenance plans, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • interpret and apply instructions, communicate with work team and supervisor, record and report equipment faults, workplace hazards, and accidents
  • measure and calculate volumes, consumption and servicing requirements
  • use interpersonal skills to work with and relate to people from a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities.

Required knowledge 

  • manufacturers specifications for servicing of machinery and equipment
  • operating principles and operating methods for machinery and equipment
  • principles of weight distribution with regard to load shifting and machinery movement
  • procedures for cleaning, securing and storing machinery, equipment and materials
  • potential risks and hazards associated with the operation of machinery and equipment
  • use of hazardous substances
  • environmental impacts and minimisation measures associated with the operation of machinery and equipment
  • OHS and environmental legislation, regulations and Codes of Practice
  • relevant State/Territory legislation, regulations and Codes of Practice with regard to licensing, roads and traffic requirements.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following:

  • carry out pre-operational checks and maintenance and report defects if necessary
  • secure attachments according to manufacturer's directions
  • operate machinery in a safe and controlled manner
  • follow procedures to minimise environmental impacts
  • implement shut-down procedures and store machinery and equipment
  • record maintenance and operation details
  • evidence records must include details of the machinery and equipment that the candidate was assessed on.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.

Machinery and equipment may include:

  • hydraulic equipment
  • stationary engines
  • spraying equipment
  • mulching and chipping equipment
  • powered trailers and three point linkage equipment
  • excludes chainsaws, tractors, vehicles and earth moving equipment.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Machinery operation and maintenance

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field 

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