Set up and operate insulated glass unit manufacturing equipment

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 LMFGG3012B, 'Set up and operate insulated glass unit manufacturing equipment'.
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. Prepare for work

1.1. Work requirements from work instructions to ascertain:

1.1.1. material to be used

1.1.2. process required to complete work tasks

1.1.3. the required size of the units

1.1.4. number of insulated glass units required and holding area for completed items

1.2. Workplace health and safety requirements relevant to operating insulating glass equipment including personal protection needs, are observed throughout the work

1.3. Work sequence is planned in a logical order to suit the job

1.4. Tools, equipment and materials are selected and checked prior to use to ensure that they are appropriate for the work, of the required quality, serviceable and in a safe condition

1.5. IGU machines, tools and equipment are identified and checked for safe and effective operation, including emergency stops, gauges, guards and controls

1.6. Procedures are identified for checking:

1.6.1. quality of materials and items produced

1.6.2. working condition of equipment

1.6.3. quality requirements for each stage of the IGU manufacturing process

1.7. Communication with others involved with the work is established and maintained to ensure efficient workflow coordination, personnel cooperation and safety throughout the application of this competency

2. Set up equipment

2.1. Machine settings and adjustments are made in accordance with job requirements and machine and tool manufacturer instructions

2.2. IGU spacers are cut and sorted into order of run in accordance with workplace procedures

2.3. Desiccant to be used in process is tested in accordance with industry standards and workplace practices

2.4. Trial runs are conducted to check machine operation, accuracy and quality of finished work

2.5. Necessary adjustments are made to machine settings

3. Conduct insulated glass unit manufacturing operations

3.1. Glass sheets are loaded into IGU machine using the appropriate mechanical handling equipment

3.2. IGU spacers are assembled in accordance with specification/order and workplace procedures

3.3. IGU machine is operated to wash and dry glass and to press the unit

3.4. Unit is unloaded from IGU machine and relocated for sealing using appropriate mechanical handling equipment in accordance with workplace practices

3.5. Primary and secondary seal equipment is operated in accordance with workplace procedures

3.6. Testing for water vapour (dewpoint) and integrity of sealing (moisture) is conducted in accordance with workplace procedures

3.7. Serviceable units are labelled and stored in accordance with industry standards and workplace procedures, with items not meeting quality requirements being discarded or returned for reprocessing in accordance with workplace procedures

4. Complete work and maintain equipment

4.1. Work area is cleaned and rubbish disposed of as appropriate

4.2. IGU machine is cleaned and inspected for serviceability in accordance with workplace procedures

4.3. Unserviceable equipment is tagged and faults identified in accordance with workplace procedures

4.4. Equipment and tooling is maintained in accordance with workplace procedures

4.5. Documentation is completed in accordance with workplace requirements

4.6. Tools, equipment and unused materials are removed and stored appropriately

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFGG3012B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF30602 - Certificate III in Glass and Glazing