Course Title: Operate and monitor basic boiler

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3190 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Course Title: Operate and monitor basic boiler

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4657

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Course Description

This unit covers performing start-up, take-over/hand-over, monitoring, shut-down and storage of a basic boiler. It includes inspection procedures as specified in manufacturers’ recommendations and workplace procedures, and identification of maintenance requirements and hazard control measures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM07033B Operate and monitor basic boiler


1. Select and use personnel protective equipment

2. Carry out pre-operational checks

3. Maintain health and safety standards in work area

4. Start boiler

5. Conduct hand-over/take-over procedures

6. Operate and monitor boiler

7. Carry out boiler operational shut-down

8. Carry out boiler shut- down for an internal inspection

9. Store boiler in shut-down mode

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.