Troubleshoot and optimise the production process

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 ICPSUP583, 'Troubleshoot and optimise the production process'.
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. Evaluate production for efficiency purposes

1.1 Machine operations, staff and production process organisation are evaluated on an ongoing basis to make production efficiency gains

1.2 Production schedule is analysed according to production output, inventory, procurements, time constraints, supply capacities and requirements

1.3 Quality standards and safe work practices are examined to ensure compliance

1.4 Changeover/make ready processes are reviewed for production efficiency gains

1.5 Recommendations covering the above areas are developed and documented

2. Optimise production efficiency

2.1 Compliance to specified requirements is checked to ensure efficiency is maintained

2.2 Non-compliance is identified and investigated to determine causes

2.3 Production standards or machines are set and/or changed according to enterprise procedures

2.4 Changeover/make ready times and processes are monitored to ensure times are maintained or improved

2.5 Production schedule is monitored and adjusted according to production output, inventory, procurements, time constraints and supply capacities and requirements to ensure efficiency is maintained

3. Troubleshoot production efficiency problems

3.1 Corrective or preventive action is implemented where appropriate

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

3.3 Changes are monitored and adjusted to confirm improvement to production efficiency

4. Troubleshoot material and machining problems

4.1 Evaluation of material or product structure is conducted to identify options for production and required tuning and adjustments are completed

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

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

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

5. Document changes and remedies

5.1 Changes to production process are documented according to enterprise procedures

5.2 Adjustments to machines are recorded according to enterprise procedures

5.3 Documentation is circulated according to enterprise procedures, if required