Identify and implement opportunities to maximise production efficiencies

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 MSAPMSUP300A, 'Identify and implement opportunities to maximise production efficiencies'.
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 production performance.

1.1 Identify production targets for work area and work roles taking account of OHS.

1.2 Identify techniques used to measure production performance against targets/standards.

1.3 Record production performance in accordance with enterprise procedures.

2. Recognise issues that effect production process efficiencies.

2.1 Identify issues affecting output and quality.

2.2 Identify potential/actual sources of wastage.

2.3 Identify hazards and required controls associated with the process.

2.4 Identify strategies to minimise production inefficiencies without sacrificing OHS.

3. Monitor and measure performance against targets.

3.1 Monitor performance of process/equipment/raw material usage against targets.

3.2 Identify variations from targets and divergence from trends.

3.3 Use appropriate techniques to monitor actual performance against target.

3.4 Identify factors inhibiting performance.

4. Participate in developing methods for improving process efficiencies.

4.1 Analyse problems/areas for improvement in process efficiencies.

4.2 Utilise appropriate problem solving tools and techniques for identifying areas for improvement.

4.3 Identify and take into account external factors.

4.4 Identify required changes to process, standards and procedures.

4.5 Recommend strategies for improvement to relevant personnel.

5. Participate in implementing process improvement strategies.

5.1 Implement developed strategies to minimise production inefficiencies and wastage.

5.2 Monitor performance improvement recommendations.

5.3 Evaluate results of improvements.

5.4 Report results to relevant personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMSUP300A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • MSA30107 - Certificate III in Process Manufacturing
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products