Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

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 PMBPROD235C, 'Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations'.
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. Locate materials, equipment and workplace documentation for production process.

1.1 Follow workplace documentation requirements relating to production processes.

1.2 Identify and locate the range of materials used and their physical forms.

1.3 Acquire necessary equipment and tools and identify appropriate work checking procedures.

1.4 Identify and follow safety requirements for the materials and process to be employed.

2. Follow production process.

2.1 Follow procedures for the production process.

2.2 Identify those parts of the production process where extra care and attention is required.

2.3 Identify and apply the operating principles behind the equipment to be used.

3. Identify product features.

3.1 Inspect products for compliance with quality specifications.

3.2 Identify products in terms of end purpose and relationship to workplace production output and economic value.

3.3 Relate features of products to the production process.

4. Locate required equipment, materials and product storage.

4.1 Follow the correct workplace procedures and safety precautions for the storage of equipment, materials and products.

4.2 Identify and separate incompatible materials in accordance with workplace procedures and practices.

4.3 Ensure equipment is cleaned prior to return to storage.

4.4 Dispose of waste materials through approved means or product recycling.

5. Identify routine production and product faults.

5.1 Identify the causes of production faults and take appropriate restorative or reporting action.

5.2 Establish the basis for product faults and report or address (as appropriate) potential causes due to inappropriate production methods and materials quality.

6. Follow shutdown procedures

6.1 Differentiate between routine and emergency shutdown situations and procedures.

6.2 Demonstrate the procedures to be followed in an emergency shutdown of the process and the alert procedures that accompany that process.

6.3 Follow the appropriate procedures for routine shutdowns for breaks and other routine short term discontinuances.

6.4 Notify appropriate personnel of shutdowns and complete any workplace documentation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD235C 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
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology