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Unit of competency details

AHCMOM305 - Operate specialised machinery and equipment (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCMOM305A - Operate specialised machinery and equipmentThis unit is equivalent to AHCMOM305A Operate specialised machinery and equipment 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 1) 27/Jun/2016


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
AHC30116 - Certificate III in AgricultureCertificate III in AgricultureCurrent1-8 
AHC31516 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land ManagementCertificate III in Indigenous Land ManagementCurrent1-4 
AHC30620 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureCertificate III in Production HorticultureCurrent
AHC33216 - Certificate III in FloricultureCertificate III in FloricultureSuperseded1-4 
AHC33920 - Certificate III in Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation and ProductionCertificate III in Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation and ProductionCurrent
AHC30416 - Certificate III in Pork ProductionCertificate III in Pork ProductionCurrent1-3 
AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureCertificate III in Production HorticultureSuperseded1-4 
AHC32616 - Certificate III in Rural Machinery OperationsCertificate III in Rural Machinery OperationsSuperseded
AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementSuperseded1-3 
AHC32216 - Certificate III in Commercial CompostingCertificate III in Commercial CompostingCurrent1-4 
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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 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate specialised machinery and equipment in a safe, efficient and controlled manner that is used principally in agriculture, horticulture, and conservation and land management work.

The unit applies to individuals who operate specialised machinery and equipment under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Machinery operation and maintenance (MOM)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Select and prepare specialised machinery and equipment for use

1.1 Confirm activity to be undertaken, including identifying potential hazards and risks and implementing safe working practices to manage risks

1.2 Source and interpret relevant specialised machinery and equipment operation and maintenance manual and manufacturer instructions

1.3 Assess the work site and confirm the suitability of the specialised machinery and equipment for the task

1.4 Select specialised machinery and equipment suitable for the task

1.5 Select and maintain personnel protective equipment applicable to the machinery and equipment to be operated and the task to be undertaken

1.6 Fit and use personal protective equipment according to workplace procedures and job requirements

1.7 Conduct routine pre-operational checks as described in operation and maintenance manual

1.8 Replace and report damaged or worn components in line with workplace requirements

1.9 Attach ancillary equipment and check for correct operation

2. Operate specialised machinery and equipment

2.1 Operate specialised machinery and equipment safely

2.2 Operate specialised machinery and equipment according to task requirements, conditions, operation and maintenance manual and manufacturer specifications

2.3 Monitor specialised machinery and equipment performance and efficiency and make adjustments where required

2.4 Continually monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

3. Complete specialised machinery and equipment operation

3.1 Conduct shut down of machinery according to workplace procedures

3.2 Perform routine operational servicing and minor maintenance according to operation and maintenance manual

3.3 Identify and report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage according to workplace procedures

3.4 Clean, secure and store specialised machinery and equipment according to workplace procedures

3.5 Maintain specialised machinery and equipment use records in required format

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Interpret textual information from a range of sources to identify relevant and key information about workplace operations

Writing

  • Document specialised machinery and equipment use

Oral communication

  • Use clear language to report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage

Numeracy

  • Calculate quantities of machinery fluids including oil and fuel

Navigate the world of work

  • Recognise and follow workplace requirements, including safety requirements, associated with own role and area of responsibility

Range of Conditions

This section specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Specialised machinery and equipment must include at least one of the following:

  • feed mixers
  • specialised turf equipment
  • specialised nursery equipment
  • livestock feeding systems
  • specialised harvesting or planting equipment
  • filtering and pumping equipment
  • poultry performance monitoring equipment
  • fertilising application
  • grain handling equipment.

Pre-operational checks must include:

  • specialised machinery and equipment damage and serviceability
  • engine oil
  • fuel
  • specialised machinery and equipment controls
  • reporting and tagging defects.

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment
Release 2

AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment
Release 1

Minor changes to performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit. There must be evidence that the individual has operated specialised agricultural or horticultural machinery and equipment at least once and has:

  • identified and reported hazards and implemented safe operating procedures
  • carried out specialised machinery and equipment pre-operational checks including basic servicing and maintenance according to operation and maintenance manual
  • operated specialised machinery and equipment in a safe and controlled manner consistent with task requirements, conditions, operation and maintenance manual and manufacturer specifications
  • attached ancillary equipment and checked for correct operation
  • carried out machinery shut down procedures
  • recognised and reported defects in specialised machinery and equipment and operational capacity
  • cleaned, secured and stored specialised machinery and equipment.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • hazards and risks associated with specialised machinery and equipment operation
  • pre-operational and safety checks for specialised machinery and equipment according to operation and maintenance manual
  • operating principles and operating methods for specialised machinery and equipment
  • procedures for cleaning, securing and storing specialised machinery and equipment and materials
  • risks associated with the operation of specialised machinery and equipment in different weather conditions and difficult terrain conditions
  • duty of care to self, others and the environment
  • workplace procedures applicable to health and safety in the workplace requirements for operating specialised machinery and equipment.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a workplace setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • individual must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • individual must not be taking any medication (prescribed or otherwise) that may impair judgement
  • individual must not be in a fatigued state when operating specialised machinery and equipment
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • a range of specialised machinery and equipment
  • enclosed toe shoes
  • safety equipment and personal protective equipment applicable to the specialised machinery and equipment being used and the task being undertaken
  • specifications:
  • specialised machinery and equipment operation and maintenance manuals
  • industry and workplace biosecurity procedures applicable to specialised machinery and equipment operation
  • records must include details of the specialised machinery and equipment that the individual was assessed on
  • timeframes:
  • according to the job requirements.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72