Operate open flame moulding equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PMBPROD284B, 'Operate open flame moulding 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. Check work requirements.

1.1 Identify work requirements from procedures.

1.2 Recognise hazards and adopt steps required to ensure safety.

1.3 Identify quantity and quality of product required and any special requirements.

1.4 Examine process control cards to identify adjustments and operating parameters.

1.5 Identify procedures for obtaining raw materials.

1.6 Check with supervisor/appropriate person if requirements are not in accordance with usual practice.

2. Conduct pre-start checks as required.

2.1 Check safety gates and guards are in position and working.

2.2 Check set-up speed and ratios for rotation according to specification sheets.

2.3 Check raw materials for conformity to specifications.

2.4 Undertake other pre-start checks in accordance with procedures.

3. Operate equipment.

3.1 Start machine safely and correctly when required.

3.2 Check product/process is within required limits.

3.3 Collect products and store as required.

3.4 Check mould to ensure it is rotating on axes at correct speed.

3.5 Monitor control panel in accordance with procedures/work instructions.

3.6 Check product is in specification/to required quality standard.

3.7 Maintain supply of material(s) as required.

3.8 Complete logs and records when required.

3.9 Collect and reprocess/discard scrap/trim and other materials in accordance with procedures.

3.10 Clean up equipment and work area in accordance with procedures.

3.11 Shut down machine safely and correctly in accordance with procedures/work instructions.

4. Resolve routine problems

4.1 Identify likely faults that occur during the operation.

4.2 Identify and take action on causes of routine faults in accordance with procedures.

4.3 Make sure appropriate records and log books of equipment operations are maintained to meet procedures.

4.4 Identify non-routine problems and report to designated person.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD284B appears in the following qualifications:

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