Production cut and polish opal

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 CUVOPA402A, 'Production cut and polish opal'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Select the machinery and consumables for production cutting opal

1.1 Select the machinery, consumables and adhesives

1.2 Select the lighting equipment for UV-sensitive adhesives

1.3 Obtain material safety data sheets (MSDS) for materials used

2. Identify and coordinate resources

2.1 Determine sources and cost of rough opal and obtain supplies

2.2 Determine sources and cost of consumables, including backing material and triplet tops, and obtain supplies

2.3 Record information about suppliers and costs

2.4 Set up stock management system

3. Review the layout of the workshop and set up machinery and equipment for production cutting

3.1 Review workshop layout in relation to production cutting and make adjustments to facilitate workflow where required

3.2 Set up multi-blade saw, grinder, sander, polisher and lighting equipment to manufacturers’ specifications

3.3 Set up dopping rack and other racks and containers as needed

4. Cut and polish opal to industry requirements within the time constraints of the production process

4.1 Cut and polish opals to trade requirements within the predetermined time constraints

4.2 Use appropriate dopping techniques for production work

4.3 Ensure opals satisfy trade requirements for standard millimetre sizes for particular applications

4.4 Follow OHS requirements for machinery, equipment and consumables