Unit of competency details

RIISAM204D - Operate small plant and equipment (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 07/Dec/2014
(View details for release 2) Replaced29/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) Replaced14/Nov/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIISAM204B - Operate small plant and equipment 13/Nov/2013


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-1.2 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 2.2 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 1.4-3.0 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIT30416 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts 
SIT20216 - Certificate II in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate II in Holiday Parks and Resorts 1-2 
SFI20111 - Certificate II in AquacultureCertificate II in Aquaculture 
SFI10111 - Certificate I in AquacultureCertificate I in Aquaculture 
RII32018 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (Onshore)Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (Onshore) 
RII32015 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore) 
RII32013 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore) 1-3 
RII31615 - Certificate III in Trenchless TechnologyCertificate III in Trenchless Technology 1-2 
RII31613 - Certificate III in Trenchless TechnologyCertificate III in Trenchless Technology 
RII31215 - Certificate III in Civil FoundationsCertificate III in Civil Foundations 1-2 
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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  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIISAM204B Operate small plant and equipment

2

Editorial corrections

3

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 operate small plant and equipment in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for operating small plant and equipment

1.1 Access, interpret and apply operate small plant and equipment documentation to ensure the work activity is compliant

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

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

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Select and check for faults plant, tools and equipment appropriate for the work activity

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

2. Conduct pre-operational checks

2.1 Select and use fuel and lubricants

2.2 Check and adjust fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and water levels

2.3 Inspect, secure/tighten and maintain bolts, nuts, guards and attachment couplings

2.4 Check and adjust function of controls and gauges

2.5 Conduct standard start-up and shutdown procedures

3. Use small plant and equipment

3.1 Identify site hazards associated with small plant and equipment operations and establish appropriate controls

3.2 Identify and apply operating techniques for small plant and equipment to achieve optimum output while maintaining specified tolerances

3.3 Operate machine to produce results within specified tolerances

3.4 Store plant and equipment safely when not in immediate use

4. Carry out operator maintenance

4.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

4.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

4.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

4.4 Process written maintenance records

5. Conduct housekeeping activities

5.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

5.2 Clean and maintain condition of equipment, ensure suitability for use, and address/report issues

5.3 Process records

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

RIISAM204B Operate small plant and equipment

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIISAM204B Operate small plant and equipment

2

Editorial corrections

3

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 relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • demonstrates completion of the operation of small plant and equipment that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  • conducting pre-operational checks
  • identifying and managing site hazards
  • identifying and using correct operating techniques to achieve optimum output while maintaining specified tolerances
  • correctly storing equipment while not in use
  • completing operator maintenance
  • clearing work area

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge in operating small plant and equipment through:

  • identifying small plant and equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • identifying basic soil types and characteristics
  • applying small plant and equipment operating techniques related to essential tasks
  • interpreting and applying safety data sheets (SDS)and materials handling methods
  • interpreting and applying industry and site specific terminology

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; and,
  • this unit is best assessed in the context of this sector s work environment;
  • where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills; and,
  • 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.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

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