Operate water systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PPMWAS210, 'Operate water systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate water systems' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Conduct local inspections and pre-operational safety checks

1.1. Check plant and equipment in accordance with productivity requirements, workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements, environmental sustainability and safe working requirements and practices, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and housekeeping requirements.

1.2. Remove isolations.

1.3. Confirm availability of materials and supplies for water system.

1.4. Determine plant status and requirements.

1.5. Confirm sequencing for plant start up.

2. Start up water systems

2.1. Start up water system according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

2.2. Observe the water system for correct startup operational response.

2.3. Detect startup variation conditions and take corrective action.

3. Monitor and control water systems

3.1. Monitor the operation of the water system through routine checks.

3.2. Take water samples and test to maintain quality, as required.

3.3. Identify variations from operational parameters.

3.4. Restore water system to standard operational parameters.

3.5. Conduct operator level maintenance, as required.

4. Conduct a water system shutdown

4.1. Confirm shutdown plan and communicate to relevant personnel.

4.2. Implement shutdown procedures.

4.3. Leave plant in a safe condition for isolation, as required.

5. Respond to an unplanned shutdown

5.1. Identify the cause of shutdown and action as required.

5.2. Complete sequence for shutdown of systems, in the plant.

5.3. Communicate action taken to relevant personnel.

5.4. Leave plant in a safe condition for isolation, as required.

6. Record and report water systems information

6.1. Record water systems information, as required.

6.2. Record problems and related action and communicate to relevant personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMWAS210 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PPM20216 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
  • PPM20116 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations
  • PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations