Optimise process_plant area

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 MSAPMOPS400A, 'Optimise process_plant area'.
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




Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Analyse and evaluate current plant, equipment and processes.

1.1 Compare actual process, plant and equipment performance with requirements and/or historical data/records and/or design performance.

1.2 Identify abnormal or sub-optimal process, plant and equipment performance.

1.3 Identify hazards associated with the plant and equipment.

1.4 Collect and evaluate product, materials and/or process records to determine possible causes for sub-optimal performance.

1.5 Use appropriate techniques to rank possible causes from most to least probable cause.

2. Develop plan for corrective and/or optimisation action.

2.1 Analyse cause(s) to determine appropriate corrective action.

2.2 Predict the impact of a change in one unit/area on other related plant units/areas.

2.3 Predict the impact of a change on health, safety and environmental performance

2.4 Develop measurable objectives and evaluate alternatives.

2.5 Identify requirements to implement change.

2.6 Consult with stakeholders regarding planned changes and impacts.

2.7 Develop optimisation plan taking account of hazards identified and HSE implications and communicate to appropriate personnel.

2.8 Evaluate optimisation action to determine measures of effectiveness.

3. Coordinate corrective and/ or optimisation action plan

3.1 Coordinate all appropriate unit areas and operations in order to rectify problem causes in process, plant and equipment performance.

3.2 Initiate and/or implement all required corrective/ optimisation actions.

3.3 Communicate corrective/optimisation outcomes to all relevant personnel.

3.4 Implement procedures/systems to eliminate possible future causes.

3.5 Record and maintain log of all relevant information.

4. Develop continuous improvement strategies.

4.1 Review sources of information to identify possible factors causing sub-optimal performance.

4.2 Identify options for removing or controlling the risk of sub-optimal performance.

4.3 Assess the adequacy of existing control and quality methods and systems.

4.4 Identify opportunities to continuously improve performance.

4.5 Develop recommendations for continual improvement of process, plant and equipment effectiveness.

4.6 Consult with appropriate personnel and implement continuous improvement strategies.

4.7 Document implementation of continuous improvement strategies.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMOPS400A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PUA41910 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing