Select and prepare materials

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 PMAOPS105C, 'Select and prepare materials'.
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



1. Identify and locate materials.

1.1. Identify material requirements correctly from documentation

1.2. Identify type, quantity and quality of materials

1.3. Identify material hazards and handling procedures

1.4. Locate and check materials to procedures

1.5. Confirm availability of required quantity of materials

1.6. Record and report material shortages.

2. Contribute to controlling hazards.

2.1. Identify other hazards in work area

2.2. Take action to control material hazards as per documentation

2.3. Take appropriate action to control other hazards in the workplace.

3. Measure quantity of materials

3.1. Identify types of measuring equipment and their purpose, and select according to requirements

3.2. Measure and assemble required quantities

3.3. Check material quantities against documentation

3.4. Document and label materials

3.5. Deliver materials to correct location.

4. Prepare materials as required.

4.1. Check that hoppers, bins and holding tanks are free from contamination

4.2. Identify classes of compatible and incompatible chemicals

4.3. Prepare materials to procedures.

5. Store assembled materials.

5.1. Identify the storage conditions required for the main classes of chemicals

5.2. Identify materials that have special storage requirements

5.3. Store and supply materials.

6. Dispose of waste materials.

6.1. Correctly identify waste materials

6.2. Dispose of materials to procedures and OHS and environmental requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS105C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA21210 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products