Apply protective coatings (basic)

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 MEM08014B, 'Apply protective coatings (basic)'.
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. Determine job requirements

1.1. Work requirements are determined from job sheet, instructions, drawings or visual inspection.

1.2. Required protective coating materials are identified according to job specification.

1.3. Required protective coating application equipment is identified according to job requirements.

1.4. Work site is prepared for application of protective coating.

2. Work piece prepared for application of protective coating

2.1. Surface condition is inspected for readiness for application of protective coating according to specification.

2.2. Unsuitable work pieces/surfaces and fabrication defects are identified and appropriate remedial action or reporting is undertaken in accordance with standard operating procedures.

2.3. Components are masked where protective coating application is not specified.

2.4. Conditions for overspray are identified.

3. Equipment prepared for application of surface coating materials

3.1. Required plant and equipment basic operations are understood.

3.2. Routine maintenance is undertaken on plant and equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures.

3.3. Status/reports are recorded by proforma or orally in accordance with standard operating procedures.

3.4. Conventional coating application equipment is assembled in accordance with equipment requirements and standard operating procedures.

4. Apply single pack coatings

4.1. Coating product type, solvent, uses, mixing procedure, clean-up and safety requirements are identified as appropriate.

4.2. Correct method of determining wet film thickness in accordance with specified dry film is demonstrated.

4.3. Coating material is thinned to suit the application method and to achieve required film thickness.

4.4. Coating is applied using specified application method and standard operating procedures.

4.5. Coating schedules can be outlined for metal and non-metal materials.

4.6. Coating application and curing technique are monitored according to standard operating procedures.

5. Clean and store equipment

5.1. Conventional coating application equipment is cleaned, disassembled and inspected for damage.

5.2. Faulty equipment is recorded and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with standard operating procedures.

5.3. Coating application equipment is stored in accordance with standard operating procedures.

6. Inspect finish surface

6.1. Surface finish is assessed for profile size differences and uses.

6.2. Coating thickness is determined using appropriate instruments and results are compared with job specifications.

6.3. Total surface is inspected for conformance to specification in accordance with standard operating procedures.

6.4. Inspection results are recorded and reported in accordance with standard operating procedures.

7. Select and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE)

7.1. Appropriate personal protective equipment for coating application is selected according to job requirements and standard operating procedures.

7.2. Personal protective equipment is used appropriately in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and standard operating procedures.

7.3. Ancillary support attachments are identified and used.

7.4. Personal protective equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturers' specification and standard operating procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEM08014B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31010 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Maritime Operations)
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application
  • MEM30705 - Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
  • 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