Troubleshoot and optimise materials and machinery

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 ICPSUP482, 'Troubleshoot and optimise materials and machinery'.
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. Review material behaviour

1.1 Evaluation of material or product structure is conducted to identify options for production

1.2 Material handling options are chosen to ensure best performance of materials during production

1.3 Options are assessed to determine most effective/efficient method of production, ensuring highest quality and yield from materials

1.4 Test run confirms correct options, or the need for further adjustment or trialling to meet quality standards

1.5 Options and recommendations are documented for future reference according to enterprise procedures

2. Tune and adjust machinery

2.1 Idiosyncrasies of machines are reviewed and adjustments or tuning undertaken to compensate or exploit the idiosyncrasy, within the manufacturer’s specifications

2.2 Options are assessed to determine most effective/efficient method of production, ensuring highest quality and yield from machinery

2.3 Test run confirms correct options and settings, or the need for further adjustment or tuning to meet quality standards

2.4 Options and recommendations are documented for future reference according to enterprise procedures

2.5 Instruction is provided to machine operator or finisher on new practices, if required

3. Troubleshoot machinery and material problems

3.1 Corrective or preventive action is recommended and implemented where appropriate

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

3.3 Changes are monitored to confirm improvement to production efficiency

3.4 Ongoing problems are reported according to enterprise procedures