Identify equipment faults

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 MSAPMSUP303A, 'Identify equipment faults'.
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 scope of operational check.

1.1 Identify and classify equipment components and operating systems.

1.2 Match appropriate tests and procedures to the equipment operating systems.

1.3 Identify special test procedures and parameters in manufacturer's specifications and procedures.

1.4 Explain the operating principles of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical/electronic systems as related to workplace equipment.

1.5 Implement measures to control identified hazards in line with procedures and duty of care.

1.6 Observe and undertake checks on the physical condition of equipment as per procedures.

1.7 Record preliminary observations.

1.8 Discuss test procedures with appropriate personnel and obtain necessary permission where required.

2. Plan operational checks.

2.1 Check specifications and notes from preliminary observations and identify areas to be clarified.

2.2 Plan testing sequence/s noting areas where results and observations should be recorded.

2.3 Identify safe area for testing.

2.4 Make arrangements for any additional resources (including other employees).

3. Check unit through full operational range.

3.1 Undertake testing, observing relevant safety and operational requirements.

3.2 Confirm results and findings.

4. Identify fault and/or formulate recommendations.

4.1 Identify impact of fault on work schedule.

4.2 Record proposals for equipment repair based on faults found, cost/time implications and workplace approval systems.

4.3 Explain report to relevant workplace personnel including any options and recommendations.

4.4 Undertake repairs where appropriate in accordance with procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMSUP303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30107 - Certificate III in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • 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
  • SFI30511 - Certificate III in Seafood Processing
  • FDF30310 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30810 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30110 - Certificate III in Food Processing
  • FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing