Produce product by distillation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 PMAOPS301B, 'Produce product by distillation'.
Google Links
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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 distillation system.

2.1. Perform pre-start up checks

2.2. Bring into operation equipment required for distillation

2.3. Correctly sequence all equipment required before commencing the process

2.4. Monitor temperature increase during start up and take appropriate action

2.5. Stabilise distillation system to produce specified rate and quality within minimum time.

3. Monitor distillation process.

3.1. Continually monitor process systems to ensure that product specifications are maintained

3.2. Minimise the risk of product specification deviations during the process by applying process knowledge

3.3. Adjust process variables to ensure the product remains within specification

3.4. Identify issues likely to impact on plant performance and take appropriate action

3.5. Predict impact of a change in one unit/area on other plant units/areas and communicate this to relevant people

3.6. Record product movements as a historical record of the quantity and quality of the finished product.

4. Change production rates and/or product specification.

4.1. Predict the need to make change to meet process requirements

4.2. Manipulate unit temperatures to achieve product specifications

4.3. Trim plant in a manner which prepares it for the transition

4.4. Manage transitions smoothly and in a timely manner

4.5. Minimise out of specification material as a result of a transition.

5. Shut down distillation systems.

5.1. Determine type of shut down required

5.2. Give advanced warning of shut down where possible

5.3. Change over individual items of equipment

5.4. Shut down individual items of equipment and the entire reaction system

5.5. Shut down to a stand-by condition if required

5.6. Shut down in an emergency when required

5.7. Reset trips and alarms after a shut down

5.8. Leave plant in a condition ready to restart

5.9. Make plant safe for maintenance work where required.

6. Prepare distillation unit for maintenance.

6.1. Inform plant personnel of impending maintenance activity

6.2. Prepare unit for maintenance/vessel entry as required according to procedures

6.3. Test trips and alarms as required

6.4. Accept plant back from maintenance

6.5. Prepare plant for the introduction of process materials and operation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS301B appears in the following qualifications:

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