Operate portable vulcanising equipment

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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 PMBPROD265C, 'Operate portable vulcanising equipment'.
Google Links
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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 work requirements for vulcanising operations.

1.1 Identify the job and vulcaniser characteristics and product quality outcomes required.

1.2 Obtain specifications relevant to the material being vulcanised.

1.3 Identify and obtain equipment and materials required for the vulcanising process.

1.4 Identify hazards associated with the job and take appropriate action.

1.5 Check materials, ancillary supplies, and equipment for quality, access and condition.

1.6 Identify and check emergency stops, gauges, guards and controls.

2. Plan vulcanising operations.

2.1 Identify time, pressure and temperature requirements.

2.2 Plan the task sequences

2.3 Plan for waste management, maintenance and housekeeping requirements.

3. Prepare vulcanising equipment.

3.1 Check vulcaniser, ancillary, equipment and attachments are fit for purpose.

3.2 Set up vulcanising press according to procedures.

3.3 Set equipment control parameters to specifications.

3.4 Obtain appropriate clearances for vulcanising to commence.

4. Conduct and monitor vulcanising operations.

4.1 Start the unit and commence vulcanising.

4.2 Monitor the unit operation throughout the entire process

4.3 Note and report non-conformity to specifications to procedures.

4.4 Make adjustments as required.

4.5 Shut down unit when cycle completed.

4.6 Follow procedure to disassemble equipment as required.

4.7 Assess the outcome of the vulcanising process and take remedial action as necessary and report to the appropriate person.

4.8 Brand splice as per company policy

4.9 Clean up, lubricate and adjust equipment as required.

4.10 Complete waste removal or recycling as required.

5. Respond to routine problems to procedure.

5.1 Recognise known faults that occur during the operation.

5.2 Identify and take action on causes of routine faults.

5.3 Log problems as required.

5.4 Identify non-routine process and quality problems and take appropriate action.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD265C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application