Hand mix materials

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 PMBPROD246C, 'Hand mix materials'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Hand mix materials' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 the requirements for hand mixing of materials.

1.1 Identify materials to be included in the hand mixing process.

1.2 Identify hand mixing equipment and components used in the mixing process.

1.3 Identify characteristics of the blended material produced in relation to the impact on the production process and final product quality.

1.4 Compare stages in the mixing process with the quality requirements for the product.

2. Pre-plan hand mixing operations.

2.1 Identify work requirements from workplace approved operating procedures.

2.2 Identify equipment and processes used for materials measurement, preparation, mixing and for the delivery of material to production area.

2.3 Identify materials, including base raw materials and required additives.

2.4 Identify hazards connected with materials and process from observation of workplace reference materials including materials safety data sheets and equipment instructions.

2.5 Identify appropriate measures to minimise risks from the identified hazards.

2.6 Plan task sequences within scope of authority.

3. Check hand mixing set-up.

3.1 Identify equipment information, required quality. specifications and standard operating procedures

3.2 Check materials for conformity with workplace operational requirements.

3.3 Discard non-conforming materials or make adjustments to blending operations in accordance with workplace procedures.

3.4 Identify changes in materials at each stage of the blending process.

4. Conduct hand mixing operations.

4.1 Monitor hand mixing operations noting materials quantity and product quality.

4.2 Make adjustments to remedy faults and non-conformity to product blend standards where applicable.

4.3 Move materials to point of use and pour in the appropriate manner.

4.4 Collect and reuse material which is able to be reprocessed and deal with waste and scrap in accordance with workplace procedures.

4.5 Complete equipment cleanup and waste management in accordance with workplace procedures.

5. Respond to product quality improvement requests.

5.1 Monitor hand mixing process and note conditions which may affect product quality standards.

5.2 Report process variations within workplace procedures.

5.3 Note and implement authorised changes in standard operating procedures and specifications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD246C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology