Monitor process operations

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 MSAPMSUP230A, 'Monitor process operations'.
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. Identify equipment controls and procedures.

1.1 Identify work requirements from workplace approved operating procedures.

1.2 Check operating procedures and controls to identify approved adjustments and operating parameters.

1.3 Establish actions to be used in the event of faulty production from operating procedures.

1.4 Identify procedures for obtaining materials for the process.

1.5 Identify hazards and environmental issue that might surround the operation.

2. Get ready for work/job.

2.1 Assemble ancillary tools and equipment.

2.2 Identify inspection procedures.

2.3 Identify any finishing activities.

2.4 Plan to avoid any hazards connected with materials and process by observation of the equipment, workplace reference materials, including materials safety data sheets and equipment instructions.

2.5 Take appropriate measures to minimise risks from the identified hazards.

2.6 Establish the location and function of equipment emergency stops and ensure guards are in place.

2.7 Identify and note requirements for checking:

- materials inputs and outputs

- ancillary supplies and equipment

- product quality requirements for the relevant process stage(s).

2.8 Obtain or arrange access to any required supplementary equipment for product quality testing or routine lubrication and adjustment.

3. Maintain operations.

3.1 Check process operations, noting product quality, production outputs and waste, in accordance with workplace practices.

3.2 Collect product outputs, check for conformity, make adjustments to the equipment (where appropriate) and store product.

3.3 Collect material which is able to be reprocessed and reused, and deal with waste and scrap in accordance with workplace procedures (where applicable).

3.4 Check readouts against standard statistical process information and enter production data into the control system.

3.5 Clean up equipment and work area and manage waste in accordance with workplace procedures.

4. Identify product quality requirements.

4.1 Monitor process and note conditions which may affect product quality standards.

4.2 Report process variations within workplace procedures.

4.3 Note and implement authorised changes in standard operating procedures and specifications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMSUP230A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA20107 - Certificate II in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA30107 - Certificate III in Process Manufacturing
  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products