Facilitate the development of a new product

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 MSS405075, 'Facilitate the development of a new product'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Confirm design brief of new product in consultation with relevant people


Review product design with customer and other key stakeholders and agree on technical specification, aesthetic requirements, timelines, cost and other market requirements.


Determine any regulatory, industry code/intellectual property (IP) requirements for product.


Identify any required tooling, process or equipment needs.


Confirm design brief, including relevant drawings, to meet needs.


Determine design brief conforms to organisation objectives and capability.


Obtain approval on total design brief from all relevant personnel.


Determine material requirements for product


Select appropriate materials or combination of materials/ components in liaison with key stakeholders.


Determine material/component testing and evaluation regime required to meet product end use requirements, including regulatory/industry code requirements.


Arrange for testing and evaluation of trial materials/ components.


Guide material trial process and interpret material trial results.


Determine final materials/components specifications and details of value chain.


Determine process requirements for product


Select appropriate process to make product in liaison with key stakeholders and based on relevant factors.


Determine any special process/equipment requirements for this product.


Communicate with production personnel to determine any concerns and/or training or other needs.


Adjust the design, as required, to satisfy customer and production needs.


Ensure process needs for new product have been met


Liaise with equipment design/procurement personnel.


Interpret hardware specifications and ensure they are appropriate for the job required.


Liaise with process personnel to ensure appropriate draft procedures for new product have been developed.


Validate product cost and design meets organisation requirements and capability.


Trial new product through the process


Design trialling procedure to deliver required information.


Liaise with relevant stakeholders.


Ensure health, safety and environment (HSE) requirements are observed.


Coordinate the trialling of the new product.


Interpret product trial results and guide product trial process.


Tune process to optimise production of new product.


Determine process capability


Plot appropriate statistical process control charts.


Determine confidence limits.


Compare confidence limits with product specification.


Coordinate product trials


Determine product testing and evaluation regime required to meet end use requirements, including regulatory/industry code requirements.


Arrange for testing and evaluation of trial product/prototype.


Interpret product trial results and guide product trial process.


Determine final product specification in liaison with key stakeholders.


Make required changes to materials, process and equipment.


Implement standard procedures for new product


Monitor initial production and, in liaison with appropriate team members, adjust process, conditions and materials to ensure the product and process outcomes conform to customer, regulatory and organisation requirements.


Ensure process specifications are updated and reflect the optimised operation developed.


Ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) are correct for the new product.


Ensure equipment and other hardware records are updated to reflect additions/changes.


Ensure project records are complete and all required reports have been completed and submitted.


Archive records according to company procedure.