Manage kiln operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUVACD510A, 'Manage kiln operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare for kiln work

1.1 Assess the ways in which different kilns may be used for craft work and apply to own practice

1.2 Inform approach to kiln work through research of historical and contemporary trends

1.3 Source and access appropriate kiln for own work

1.4 Evaluate the value and potential of own kiln purchase against the potential benefits of constructing own kiln

1.5 Where appropriate, experiment with the building of own kiln

1.6 Investigate the specific safety issues associated with kiln work and integrate procedures into own work practices

2. Set up kiln work space

2.1 Review key requirements for kiln set-up

2.2 Confirm or create appropriate conditions before starting the firing process

2.3 Identify emerging or potential safety issues and take action to address them

3. Assess firing options

3.1 Determine firing options for the work being made

3.2 Determine relevant energy source or fuel

3.3 Determine relevant firing program requirements and optimum firing time

3.4 If relevant, determine the necessary conditions to produce the required kiln atmosphere for the specific process

4. Operate and monitor the kiln

4.1 Evaluate and carry out specific kiln loading and unloading requirements according to safety requirements

4.2 Set required kiln controls or light kiln according to kiln type being used

4.3 Fire the kiln according to required firing schedule

4.4 Monitor kiln operation and firing process

4.5 Identify and resolve technical problems in the firing process

4.6 Carry out appropriate shut-down procedures

4.7 Liaise with others on technical and creative aspects of firing, including collaboration on specific challenges

5. Address documentation requirements

5.1 Set up a firing log that includes required information

5.2 Record firing details in the log for all work completed

5.3 Review firing logs to inform future work