Operate wet milling equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PMAOPS217B, 'Operate wet milling equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate wet milling equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Identify work requirements

1.2. Identify and control hazards

1.3. Coordinate with appropriate personnel

2. Start up mill.

2.1. Perform pre-start-up checks

2.2. Liaise with other team members and control room operator on the intended function

2.3. Confirm raw materials are available and correct

2.4. Prepare pre-mixer and introduce raw materials to pre-mixer (if required)

2.5. Start up the mill as needed

2.6. Build operating rate steadily, checking expected performance criteria at various stages

2.7. Bring to specified conditions within specified time.

3. Monitor milling operation.

3.1. Monitor and observe mill operating condition, pressures and temperatures

3.2. Recognise observations which differ from normal operating parameters and requirements

3.3. Take appropriate action to maintain correct operating parameters

3.4. Identify faults and initiate repair or report as required

3.5. Monitor life of beads (if applicable) and/or condition of rollers/balls (if applicable).

4. Shut down and start up milling equipment.

4.1. Determine type of shutdown required

4.2. Check for related work or other affected plant to allow for coordination of activities and give advance warning where possible

4.3. Check and satisfy all permit requirements before equipment is brought back on line

4.4. Monitor and report equipment performance to control operations

4.5. Complete logs recording the details of the work conducted to provide a historical record of the equipment operation.

5. Isolate and de-isolate plant.

5.1. Isolate plant

5.2. Make safe for required work

5.3. Check plant is ready to be returned to service

5.4. Prepare plant for return to service.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS217B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology