Unit of competency details

AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCMOM304A - Operate machinery and equipmentThis unit is equivalent to AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
RGR - Racing and Breeding Training PackageRacing and Breeding Training Package 2.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-1.1,2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
RGR20218 - Certificate II in Racing IndustryCertificate II in Racing Industry 
AHC33616 - Certificate III in Pest ManagementCertificate III in Pest Management 1-2 
AHC33416 - Certificate III in Seed ProductionCertificate III in Seed Production 
AHC33216 - Certificate III in FloricultureCertificate III in Floriculture 1-2 
AHC32616 - Certificate III in Rural Machinery OperationsCertificate III in Rural Machinery Operations 
AHC32316 - Certificate III in Conservation EarthworksCertificate III in Conservation Earthworks 
AHC32216 - Certificate III in Commercial CompostingCertificate III in Commercial Composting 1-2 
AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate III in Conservation and Land Management 1-3 
AHC31316 - Certificate III in Sports Turf ManagementCertificate III in Sports Turf Management 
AHC31116 - Certificate III in Production NurseryCertificate III in Production Nursery 1-3 
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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  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain machinery and equipment.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety requirements manufacturer’s specifications and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Machinery operation and maintenance (MOM)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare machinery and equipment for use

1.1 Identify and report potential workplace health and safety hazards

1.2 Conduct routine pre operational checks as described in operator manual

1.3 Replace and report damaged or worn components

1.4 Select and use appropriate personnel protective equipment

1.5 Attach ancillary equipment and check for correct operation

2. Operate machinery and equipment

2.1 Operate machinery and equipment in a safe, efficient and controlled manner

2.2 Operate machinery in accordance with task requirements, conditions and manufacturers operating guidelines

2.3 Monitor machinery performance and efficiency and make adjustments as required

2.4 Assess and minimise potential risks to self, others and the environment

3. Check and complete machinery and equipment operation

3.1 Follow shut down procedures

3.2 Perform routine operational servicing and minor maintenance

3.3 Identify and report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage

3.4 Clean, secure and store machinery

3.5 Maintain machinery use records

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be observed operating and maintaining agricultural or horticultural machinery and equipment.

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • identify hazards and implement safe operating procedures
  • complete pre-operational checks
  • attach ancillary equipment and checking for correct operation
  • recognise and reporting defects
  • operate machinery and equipment to industry standards
  • apply safe and environmentally responsible workplace practices
  • implement shut down procedures
  • clean, secure and store machinery
  • record maintenance and operation details

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • 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
  • environmental impacts and minimisation measures associated with the operation of machinery and equipment
  • work health and safety and environmental legislation, regulations and Codes of Practice
  • relevant State or Territory legislation, regulations and Codes of Practice with regard to licensing, roads and traffic requirements

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting. All evidence collected must meet minimum requirements including industry standard timeframes for performance of tasks.

Evidence records must include details of the machinery and equipment that the candidate was assessed on.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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