Unit of competency details

AMPMGT505 - Manage maintenance systems (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Dec/2015

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to MTMPS5604C - Manage maintenance systems 30/Nov/2015

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  29/Apr/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History


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Initial release


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop maintenance strategies which cause minimal disruption to plant operations and are cost efficient. An enterprise's maintenance system influences the cost and quality of products and the safety of the workforce and environment.

At this level individuals exercise considerable responsibility and accountability within enterprise structures and are required to make primary contributions to the values, goals and operations of the enterprise. They will typically have responsibility for establishing and reviewing systems for their site or department. They may be assisted by external experts to develop plans and strategies.

This unit is particularly useful for maintenance managers, plant engineers and production managers working in a meat industry context.

This unit must be delivered in the context of Australian meat industry standards and regulations.

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

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare maintenance policies

1.1 Identify and quantify maintenance costs, including the cost of poor maintenance procedures

1.2 Negotiate and confirm management commitment to a productive maintenance strategy

1.3 Benchmark enterprise performance against agreed standards, and develop maintenance policies and priorities

1.4 Develop maintenance system goals through negotiation with stakeholders

1.5 Establish communication strategies to build positive workforce attitude and commitment to maintenance

2. Implement maintenance management system

2.1 Identify and secure resource requirements and include them in enterprise budgets and operational plans

2.2 Determine location of the maintenance function and/or team within enterprise structures

2.3 Determine profile of the maintenance function and/or team within enterprise structures

2.4 Clarify roles and responsibilities of equipment users and the maintenance team and include them in position descriptions and work instructions

2.5 Provide mentoring and training in the use and care of technology and equipment to support the maintenance strategy

2.6 Prepare maintenance procedures and schedules to minimise negative impacts on production, costs, waste and the environment

2.7 Develop and maintain record keeping systems

2.8 Analyse potential risks and recommend management strategies

2.9 Prepare contingency plans in collaboration with the workforce, suppliers and customers

2.10 Effectively communicate maintenance schedules and procedures to the team

3. Monitor and review maintenance management system

3.1 Develop continuous improvement strategies

3.2 Determine performance criteria for maintenance goals and establish data collection strategies

3.3 Analyse performance information and outcomes and report implications to stakeholders

Foundation Skills

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

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

MTMPS5604C Manage maintenance systems



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Assessment requirements

Modification History


TP Version




Initial release

Performance Evidence

Evidence must demonstrate the candidate's consistency of performance over time under normal operating conditions.

The candidate must:

  • consult with key personnel, people on the floor, delegates, suppliers, contractors and equipment manufacturers to determine appropriate maintenance strategies, procedures and schedules
  • develop maintenance policies and strategies, including establishment of criteria for determining maintenance priorities and planning and scheduling routine equipment and overhead maintenance to meet quality system requirements
  • establish and monitor performance targets for maintenance teams within performance planning and appraisal processes
  • develop workforce commitment to effective maintenance strategies, including implementing strategies for devolving the identification of maintenance needs to the floor, developing consultative and cooperative problem-solving strategies, and negotiating changes in work practices
  • develop secure record keeping procedures to document maintenance costs, problems, priorities, solutions, schedules and completions
  • apply relevant communication and mathematical skills
  • evaluate and recommend alternative maintenance policies and strategies, including evaluation of the costs and benefits of internal and consultant service models, changes in work roles and responsive/preventative models for maintenance
  • determine and recommend the need for capital expenditure to replace plant and equipment
  • identify and apply relevant workplace health and safety, environmental, regulatory and workplace requirements
  • manage maintenance costs, including determining total maintenance costs based on maintenance service cost and machine breakdown cost, setting, justifying, and achieving maintenance budgets
  • monitor performance of the system, including establishing indicators, setting up data collection strategies, analysing data to identify trends and isolate problems or problem areas, and measuring progress against targets
  • prepare and implement contingency plans for dealing with risks, including equipment breakdowns and failures, and negotiation with production personnel
  • present reports according to legal and enterprise requirements
  • review maintenance strategies and goals within the enterprise, continuous improvement and planning processes.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate an in depth technical and theoretical knowledge of:

  • plant and equipment falling under the scope of the maintenance program, including steam generation systems, refrigeration systems, water and effluent systems, processing and production equipment, and building
  • maintenance issues related to the enterprise and their impact on the productivity of the plant
  • cost elements in maintenance system costing and budgeting
  • relevant legislation and regulations (including food safety and food standards), and industrial agreements, and explain the implications for plant and equipment maintenance
  • costs resulting from poor maintenance and the benefits of a preventative maintenance system
  • impacts of poor maintenance on meat safety, meat and/or product quality, occupational and environmental safety

Assessment Conditions

Competency must be demonstrated through sustained performance over time, at an appropriate level of responsibility and authority under typical operating and production conditions for the enterprise.

Assessment for this unit must include:

  • a third-party referee report of sustained performance at appropriate level of authority and responsibility
  • assignment focusing on understanding and application of principles and theory to workplace operations
  • workplace projects with focus on company environment and conditions

Assessors must satisfy relevant standards for RTOs.


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