Develop a colour formulation

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 PMAOPS550B, 'Develop a colour formulation'.
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. Confirm design brief of new colour.

1.1. Communicate with customer and other key stakeholders and agree on:

1.1.1. colour/colour specification

1.1.2. surface finish/gloss

1.1.3. viewing conditions (lighting)

1.1.4. opacity

1.1.5. requirements for metameric/non-metameric match

1.1.6. other aesthetic requirements

1.2. Determine end use of product, eg interior, exterior, automotive

1.3. Develop and validate design brief to meet needs.

2. Determine initial colour formulation.

2.1. Analyse colour sample (where provided) using colour computer and/or eye and predict possible colour formulation

2.2. Compare predicted formulation with company/customer preferred colourants.

2.3. Adjust predicted formulation to use preferred colourants.

2.4. Check that the adjusted formulation complies with design brief.

3. Conduct small scale trials.

3.1. Make/arrange for small batch to adjusted formulation

3.2. Undertake trials to determine optimum processing conditions where relevant

3.3. Analyse colour of sample product and compare to design brief

3.4. Modify formulation and processing (where relevant) to have simplicity of manufacture and to meet brief.

4. Assess hazards.

4.1. Identify hazards arising from colour formulation and processing

4.2. Assess risks arising from those hazards

4.3. Determine appropriate action to control risks in accordance with hierarchy of control and duty of care

4.4. Take required action before proceeding to trial.

5. Trial new colour formulation through the process.

5.1. Design trial to procedure to deliver required information

5.2. Ensure OHS and environmental requirements are stringently observed

5.3. Coordinate the trialing of the new product

5.4. Interpret colour trial results and guide colour trial process

5.5. Adjust formulation, and if appropriate tune process, to optimise production of new colour.

6. Coordinate evaluation and testing.

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

6.2. Arrange for testing and evaluation of trial colour

6.3. Interpret colour trial results

6.4. Modify formulation and conduct new trials as required

6.5. Determine final formulation and processing specifications.

7. Implement procedures for new colour.

7.1. Monitor initial production and adjust process, conditions and formulation to make the process a smooth operation

7.2. Ensure process specifications reflect the optimised operation developed

7.3. Ensure quality standards and procedures meet requirements of design brief

7.4. Ensure procedures are correct for the new colour

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

7.6. Archive records according to procedure.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS550B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Surface Coating Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology