Design a process layout

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 MSS405022A, 'Design a process layout'.
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


Identify the products and processes used in the organisation


Obtain or develop a process map of the existing process


Identify all/main products/classes of products


Obtain forecast sales and sales pattern of products/classes


Obtain profiles of products/classes


Group the products/classes into compatible families


Engineer the process


Make a preliminary selection of required equipment/technology/process for each process or product family


Estimate required resource times for each family


Calculate total resourcing required for each family


Estimate appropriate lot size


Determine viability of proposed families


Examine draft proposal for possible improvements in process consistent with the competitive systems and practices strategy of the organisation


Design the infrastructure


Consult on layout needs with all stakeholders


Identify physical infrastructure required by system


Identify information and control infrastructure required


Identify work organisation required


Identify occupational health and safety (OHS) and regulatory requirements to be taken into account


Identify workforce development and training requirements


Check the availability of required infrastructure and compatibility with requirements


Layout the process


Draft proposed process flow map


Draft proposed configuration diagram


Draft proposed space plan/layout


Check availability of services/structural suitability, as appropriate


Validate proposed layout with all relevant stakeholders


Layout the process/work cell


Develop implementation plan in liaison with relevant stakeholders


Review layout after implementation