Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system

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 FDFOP3004A, 'Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system' 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



1. Prepare the packaging system for operation

1.1. Equipment, materials and services are confirmed and available to meet packaging requirements

1.2. Cleaning requirements and equipment status is identified and confirmed

1.3. Machine settings are selected or adjusted as required to meet safety and production requirements

1.4. Operating parameters are entered as required to meet production requirements

1.5. Product and/or packaging components and consumables are loaded or positioned as required to meet packaging requirements

1.6. Pre-start checks are carried out as required by workplace requirements

1.7. Equipment performance is checked and adjusted as required

1.8. Equipment is ready and safe to operate

2. Operate and monitor the packaging system

2.1. The system is started up and operated according to company procedures

2.2. System equipment components are monitored to identify variation in operating conditions

2.3. Variation in equipment operation is identified and maintenance requirements are reported according to workplace reporting requirements

2.4. The system is monitored to confirm that packaging specifications are met

2.5. Out-of-specification product/packaging outcomes are identified, rectified and/or reported to maintain the process within specification

2.6. The work area is maintained according to housekeeping standards

2.7. Work is conducted in accordance with workplace environmental guidelines

3. Hand over packaging system operation

3.1. Workplace records are maintained according to workplace recording requirements

3.2. Handover is carried out according to workplace procedures

3.3. Process operators are aware of system and related equipment status at completion of handover

4. Shut down the packaging system

4.1. The appropriate shutdown procedure is identified

4.2. The system is shut down according to workplace procedures

4.3. Maintenance requirements are identified and reported

5. Contribute to continuous improvement of the system

5.1. System performance is reviewed against output plan/targets

5.2. Opportunities for system improvement are identified and investigated

5.3. Proposals for improvement are developed and implemented within company planning arrangements, authority levels and according to company procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FDFOP3004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI30511 - Certificate III in Seafood Processing
  • FDF50210 - Diploma of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • FDF30810 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30110 - Certificate III in Food Processing
  • FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF50110 - Diploma of Food Processing
  • FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing