Set up for basic 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 ICPPRN341, 'Set up for basic 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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Confirm job specifications

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

1.2 Set up is carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage

1.3 Availability of all job related components is checked

2. Install tampons (printing pads) into machine

2.1 Appropriate tampons are selected according to job specifications

2.2 Tampons are secured into machine

3. Set up fixtures onto machine bed

3.1 Appropriate fixtures are selected and secured to xy table

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 selected according to job specifications and end-user requirements

4.2 Quality and suitability of inks and additives are checked and appropriate action is taken

4.3 Inks and additives are prepared according to work health and safety (WHS) 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 to match requirements of the printing process and routine job specifications

4.5 Formulation of ink, colour match and 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 basic pad printing

5.1 Plate holder is set up and adjusted according to job specifications

5.2 Appropriate plate and plate holder are selected and plate is secured into plate holder

5.3 Tampons are set up and adjusted according to job specifications

5.4 Spatula and doctor blade are set up and adjusted according to requirements of the pad printing process and routine job specifications


5.5 Ink cup is set up and adjusted according to job specifications

6. Set up manual pre- and post-treatment processes

6.1 Manual loading is set up according to routine object requirements and job specifications

6.2 Manual pre-treatment is set up to suit routine object and according to job specifications

6.3 Drying racks are set up to suit object and according to job specifications

7. Conduct proof run

7.1 Material to be used for proof is organised correctly

7.2 Machine is operated according to manufacturer’s requirements 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 adjustments are carried out according to product and machine specifications