Set up for specialised pad printing

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 ICPPR541C, 'Set up for specialised pad printing'.
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. Confirm specialised job specifications

1.1. Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system

1.2. Availability of all job related components is checked

2. Plan and carry out specialised set up

2.1. Specialised job specifications are identified and analysed

2.2. Specialised set up requirements are determined

2.3. Specialised set up is completed in minimum time with minimum wastage

2.4. Appropriate tampons are selected according to job specifications

2.5. Tampons are secured into machine

3. Conduct specialised set up of fixtures onto machine bed or conveyor

3.1. Appropriate fixtures are selected and secured to xy table or conveyor jig plates

3.2. Height of machine bed is adjusted to suit size of object to be printed

3.3. Xy table of machine bed is adjusted to suit position of image on object

4. Select and prepare inks and additives

4.1. Inks and additives are evaluated according to job specifications

4.2. Inks and additives are selected according to job specifications

4.3. Inks and additives are prepared according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's instructions with suitable precautions to minimise waste

4.4. Correct colour and weight/volume of ink are mixed and prepared according to the requirements of the printing process and job specifications

4.5. Formulation of the ink, colour match and the approved colour are appropriately recorded

4.6. Inks and additives are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer's/supplier's instructions to prevent damage and hazards to personnel and prolong shelf life

5. Set up machine for specialised pad printing

5.1. Plate holders are set up and adjusted for register according to job specifications

5.2. Appropriate plates and plate holders are selected and plates are secured into plate holders

5.3. Tampons are set up, evaluated and adjusted according to job specifications

5.4. Spatula and doctor blade are set up, evaluated and adjusted according to the requirements of the pad printing process and job specifications OR

5.5. Ink cups are set up, evaluated and adjusted according to job specifications

6. Set up pre- and post-treatment processes

6.1. In-line loading is set up according to specialised object requirements and job specifications

6.2. In-line drying is set up according to specialised object requirements and job specifications

6.3. In-line ejection is set up according to specialised object requirements and job specifications

7. Conduct specialised proof run

7.1. Material to be used for proof is organised correctly

7.2. Machine is operated according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures to produce a specified proof

7.3. Proof is visually inspected and/or tested or laboratory testing is organised according to enterprise procedures

7.4. Production does not commence without client approval or authority where appropriate

7.5. Results are interpreted and evaluated with adjustments carried out according to product and machine specifications

8. Troubleshoot machinery and material problems

8.1. Corrective or preventive action is recommended and implemented where appropriate

8.2. Changes are communicated to relevant personnel in a logical and easily understood manner

8.3. Changes are monitored to confirm improvement to production efficiency

8.4. Ongoing problems are reported according to enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPR541C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP50310 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
  • ICP40310 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)