Prepare materials to formulae

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 PMBPREP206C, 'Prepare materials to formulae'.
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




Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Identify requirements to handle materials.

1.1 Read and interpret specifications for materials and identify materials.

1.2 Identify units of measurement and matching measuring equipment.

1.3 Know the tolerances of measuring equipment and relate them to the impact of over/under measurement of ingredients on production process and quality.

1.4 Follow procedures to identify and control hazards.

1.5 Read workplace procedures and use them to plan work sequence.

2. Prepare for assembly of ingredients.

2.1 Calibrate or zero equipment for measurement and/or identify appropriate measurement scales.

2.2 Set up and fit required personal protection equipment and engineering controls.

2.3 Assemble equipment for dealing with emergencies.

2.4 Check work area for cleanliness.

2.5 Identify sources of potential contamination and take steps to minimise/eliminate contamination risk.

3. Assemble ingredients.

3.1 Collect ingredients.

3.2 Weigh/measure ingredients according to procedure.

3.3 Follow appropriate workplace approved sequence for combination of materials.

3.4 Follow standard operating procedures and observe appropriate safety measures when conducting work.

3.5 Check for correctness of colour to standard.

3.6 Take action specified in procedures if materials/assembled ingredients do not appear to meet requirements.

3.7 Complete workplace records.

3.8 Store unused ingredients, and clean and store equipment.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPREP206C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA10107 - Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)