Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MEM08012B, 'Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine job requirements

1.1. Work requirements are determined from job sheet, instructions or other predetermined specifications in accordance with standard operating procedures.

1.2. Appropriate abrasive blasting process, equipment and blasting media are identified to meet job specification.

1.3. Work site is prepared for surface cleaning activities.

2. Set up equipment

2.1. Appropriate equipment and any required consumables are assembled, set up and prepared correctly and safely in accordance with manufactures' specifications and standard operating procedures.

2.2. Correct rust inhibitor for use in wet abrasive blast methods is selected where required.

2.3. Pre-operational checks are carried out on equipment and faults and are rectified or reported for further action.

3. Prepare surfaces using abrasive blasting

3.1. Blasting equipment is operated in accordance with standard operating procedures.

3.2. Emergency shut-down procedures can be undertaken.

3.3. Work procedures are undertaken to appropriate environmental requirements.

3.4. Abrasive media disposal is carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures.

3.5. Blasting equipment is cleaned and disassembled and inspected in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and standard operating procedures.

3.6. Equipment faults are recorded and reported in accordance with standard operating procedures.

4. Inspect prepared surface

4.1. Surface preparation is assessed for cleanliness and conformance with specifications.

4.2. Faults or defects are rectified where required and inspection results are recorded and reported in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEM08012B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31010 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Maritime Operations)
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application
  • MEM20205 - Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
  • MEM30105 - Certificate III in Engineering - Production Systems
  • MEM10105 - Certificate I in Engineering
  • MEM50105 - Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
  • MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
  • MEM20105 - Certificate II in Engineering
  • MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering
  • LMT31909 - Certificate III in Engineering - TCF Mechanic