Analyse equipment performance

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 PMASUP540B, 'Analyse equipment performance'.
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. Determine theoretical performance.

1.1. Identify item of plant or equipment to be analysed

1.2. Locate and interpret design specification

1.3. Identify process materials being processes/to be processed during verification trial

1.4. Determine process material properties under process conditions

1.5. Calculate theoretical performance of component(s) with that material under those conditions.

2. Conduct trial.

2.1. Design verification trial to be compatible with theoretical analysis

2.2. Determine measurements needed from trial to yield required data

2.3. Select equipment suitable to give required measurements

2.4. Arrange for verification trial with relevant process personnel

2.5. Set up required measurement equipment

2.6. Supervise trial and ensure trial conditions are appropriate

2.7. Collect trial data for analysis.

3. Verify performance of plant/equipment.

3.1. Compare theoretical with actual performance

3.2. Determine significance of variation between theoretical and actual performance

3.3. Investigate any suspicious results and take appropriate action.

4. Recommend required action.

4.1. Determine appropriate action to bring performance to desired level

4.2. Initiate the corrective action in accordance with company procedures.

4.3. Determine measures to increase equipment productivity

4.4. Re-check performance after corrective action is implemented.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMASUP540B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51310 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology