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Unit of competency details

RIIPGP201D - Conduct pump operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIPGP201A - Conduct pump operations 13/Nov/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/Dec/2014
(View details for release 1) 14/Nov/2013


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  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIPGP201A Conduct pump operations

2

Required frequency and volume of evidence amended in Performance evidence.

Substantial amendments made in Assessment Conditions field, including: references to Industry Sectors, assessor and subject matter expert experience requirements, how assessment should be conducted and what it should confirm.

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct pump operations in Metalliferous Mining.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Unit Sector

Metalliferous mining

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for pumping operations

1.1. Access, interpret and apply pumping operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2. Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3. Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for the activity

1.4. Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

1.5. Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.6. Conduct equipment pre-start checks

2. Pump material

2.1. Carry out start-up and shutdown procedures

2.2. Operate equipment within recommended speed, engine capability and limitations

2.3. Monitor equipment performance utilising appropriate indicators

2.4. Complete work according to agreed work plan and outcomes

2.5. Constantly monitor pressure and flow of material

3. Carry out operator maintenance

3.1. Conduct visual inspection and fault finding

3.2. Conduct routine operational servicing to ensure peak performance of equipment

3.3. Clean and maintain equipment

3.4. Complete all required records and documentation accurately and promptly

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit. Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Unit Mapping Information

RIIPGP201A Conduct pump operations

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIPGP201A Conduct pump operations

2

Required frequency and volume of evidence amended in Performance evidence.

Substantial amendments made in Assessment Conditions field, including: references to Industry Sectors, assessor and subject matter expert experience requirements, how assessment should be conducted and what it should confirm.

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies applicable legislation, documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements requirements, procedures and techniques for safe, effective pump operations including:
  • selecting and using the required hand and power tools
  • identify and handle hazardous goods
  • maintain, clean and operate equipment
  • identifying potential risks and hazards
  • works with others to undertake and complete pump operations that meets all of the required outcomes including:
  • using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others
  • maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  • communicating to confirm work/plans/specifications
  • demonstrates completion of pump operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  • performing pump start up procedure
  • pumping material and operating equipment for optimum efficiency
  • monitoring equipment and operations
  • performing pump shutdown procedure
  • applying visual inspection and fault finding techniques
  • conducting operational servicing

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of pump operations through:

  • applying legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures for:
  • risk assessment and management
  • statutory compliance
  • work health and safety
  • maintain, clean and operate equipment
  • identifying and handling hazardous goods
  • maintaining records
  • monitoring operations and conducting fault finding
  • identifying site and equipment’s safety requirements
  • identifying communications equipment
  • being prepared for emergency/fire and accidents
  • complying with environmental principles
  • identifying equipment processes, technical capability and limitations
  • applying isolation procedures
  • applying operational procedures and checks including material under pressure and mine operational system

Assessment Conditions

  • An assessor of this unit must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and Industry regulations for certification and licensing.
  • An assessor must demonstrate the skills and knowledge of this unit through five (5) years of current and continuous work in the Industry sector, with the preceding two (2) years in the field of the unit they are assessing.
  • This unit must be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment.
  • this unit must be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • assessment may be conducted in conjunction with the assessment of other Units of Competency; and,
  • assessment must confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances; and,
  • assessors must demonstrate the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this Unit of Competency, and through the minimum years of current* work experience specified below in an Industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or,
  • where the assessor does not meet experience requirements a co-assessment or partnership arrangement must exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry subject matter expert. The Industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit) and/or demonstrate equivalence of skills and knowledge at the unit level. An Industry technical expert must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience specified below in the Industry sector, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed; and,
  • assessor and Industry subject matter expert requirements differ depending on the Australian Qualifications Framework Level (AQF) of the qualification being assessed and/or Industry Sector as follows:
  • Industry sector

    AQF** Level

    Required assessor or Industry subject matter expert experience

    Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Construction

    1

    1 Year

    2

    2 Years

    Drilling, Coal Mining and Extractive (Quarrying)

    3-6

    3 Years

    Metalliferous Mining and Civil Construction

    3-6

    5 Years

    Other sectors

    Where this Unit is being assessed outside of the Resources and Infrastructure Sectors assessor and/or Industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no Industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

    *Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within Industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the Unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to Industry by conducting frequent site assessments across various locations.

    **Where a unit is being delivered outside of a Qualification the first numeric character in the Unit code should be considered to indicate the AQF level

    Links

    Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272