Operate a continuous press

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 FWPWPP3226, 'Operate a continuous press'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare for pressing.

1.1 Review and check work order with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Identify hazards and control risk in the work area according to workplace requirements.

1.3 Select type and quantity of chips, flakes or fibre to be pressed, from storage location.

1.4 Conduct pre-start checks on equipment in line with manufacturer’s recommendations and site requirements.

1.5 Plan pressing process in line with site procedures.

1.6 Communicate plan with relevant personnel as required, to ensure safety and production requirements are met, in line with site procedures.

2. Form, press, test and transfer finished boards.

2.1 Set and adjust press pressures, temperatures and product parameters according to production requirements.

2.2 Check operational condition and set-up of former to confirm mat condition.

2.3 Check forming equipment for defects and position to load press in line with standard operating procedures.

2.4 Press boards while monitoring and adjusting board position, feed rate, mat condition and press condition.

2.5 Plan size changes and line speeds to meet production schedules.

2.6 Regularly assess pressed board and thickness changes and make necessary changes to former, press set-up and blending requirements.

2.7 Test board samples to confirm adherence to industry standard and reject defective boards.

2.8 Dispose of defective boards in line with site procedures and environmental requirements.

2.9 Transfer finished boards for further processing in line with site requirements.

3. Shut down, clean equipment and record information.

3.1 Shut down equipment in coordination with designated stop time and other line operators, in line with site procedures.

3.2 Separate and remove board and forming equipment from press using unloading equipment.

3.3 Strip and clean blending equipment, press and handling equipment in line with standard operating procedures.

3.4 Clear foreign material, dust and debris from machine area in line with workplace requirements.

3.5 Record and report pressing process and equipment faults to appropriate personnel.