Operate 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 MSAPCII295A, 'Operate manufacturing equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate manufacturing equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Check job requirements.

1.1. Identify workplace requirements by following established procedures and practices

1.2. Identify product, materials and equipment requirements for job(s)

2. Control hazards.

2.1. Identify hazards in the production work area

2.2. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

2.3. Implement measures to control or avoid those risks in line with procedures and duty of care to fellow workers.

3. Prepare equipment for operation as required

3.1. Perform pre-start up checks

3.2. Suspected unusual or non standard product, materials and equipment are reported to an appropriate person

3.3. If required notify other team members on the intended equipment function and start up

3.4. Check/supply materials to equipment as required

3.5. Start up the item of equipment as required

3.6. Bring to specified conditions and build operating rate steadily, checking expected performance at various stages in accordance with procedures

4. Operate equipment

4.1. Monitor equipment operating conditions

4.2. Monitor product characteristics

4.3. Recognise conditions and characteristics which indicate a problem or a potential problem

4.4. Take appropriate action in response to problem or potential problem

4.5. Maintain supply of materials and removal of products as required

4.6. Complete required records

4.7. Keep equipment and work area in a clean, organised and safe condition

5. Prepare equipment for shut down as required

5.1. Perform emergency pause, stop or shutdown as required

5.2. Ensure equipment is free of product or purged as required

5.3. Shut down equipment in accordance with procedures

5.4. Make sure equipment and area is left in a safe condition and ready for need

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPCII295A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA21210 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA20208 - Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology