Vacuum paint

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 FPIWPP3227B, 'Vacuum paint'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Vacuum paint' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for painting

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to vacuum painting are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of articles to be vacuum painted is acquired from the storage location

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5. Vacuum painting process, feed rates and paint are selected and planned in line with site procedures

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Vacuum paint

2.1. Paint products are loaded in equipment in line with manufacturer's specifications

2.2. Paint templates are manufactured and fitted to manufacturer's specifications

2.3. Vacuum coater is run in line with recipes and manufacturer's recommendations

2.4. Paint is applied with flow rates and viscosity continually monitored and adjusted in line with site requirements

2.5. Paint operations and wet film thickness are continually checked with blockages and filters cleared to maintain paint coverage to specifications

2.6. Products are regularly checked for surface quality and contamination in line with site requirements and corrective action taken

2.7. Sub-standard painted items are removed from the painting process and reviewed for further action

2.8. Test equipment is calibrated and used to regularly test samples of paint

2.9. Processing and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

3. Operate drying oven

3.1. Ovens are started and brought to operating temperature in line with manufacturer's specifications

3.2. Oven drying processes are monitored in line with operating procedures

3.3. Products with oven drying defects are rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3.4. Adjustments to drying operations are made in response to paint adhesion test results

4. Operate de-nibber

4.1. De-nibbing machine is set-up and started in line with manufacturer's recommendations

4.2. Profile flap brushes are selected and installed

4.3. Sample strips are processed and assessed

4.4. Products with de-nibber defects are rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

4.5. Adjustments to de-nibbing process are made in line with sample results

4.6. De-nibbing machine is operated and monitored in line with standard operating procedures

4.7. Routine de-nibbing problems are investigated and resolved

5. Shut down and clean equipment

5.1. Shutdown procedures are coordinated with other line operators and followed in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

5.2. Vacuum coater, dryer and de-nibber are turned off and equipment flushed in line with organisational standard operating procedures

5.3. Excess paint and flushing liquid are disposed of in line with statutory requirements and environmental regulations

5.4. Equipment and paint are stored in line with statutory requirements and environmental regulations

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIWPP3227B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30405 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products