Prepare and start equipment for production

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 PMBPROD306B, 'Prepare and start equipment for production'.
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. Perform pre-start checks.

1.1 Check all emergency stops, guards, controls.

1.2 Identify requirements for materials, quality, production run.

1.3 Check and adjust equipment as required.

1.4 Check that the equipment has been set-up correctly.

2. Carry out pre-start operations to procedures.

2.1 Restore all power to the machine and ancillary equipment.

2.2 Start up the ancillary equipment and set the temperature and other controllers as required.

2.3 Check all machine settings as required.

2.4 Select and load the correct raw material.

2.5 Charge, purge and clean machine as required.

3. Start machine and hand over to operator.

3.1 Start and check machine.

3.2 Adjust machine as required to bring to operational speed/ condition.

3.3 Check and run machine until a quality product is obtained.

3.4 Make adjustments to machine and extra equipment in line to produce an acceptable product.

3.5 Make any adjustments required to ensure the machine and its upstream and downstream extra equipment in line are in balance.

3.6 Give the operator all necessary instructions and hand over the machine.

3.7 Shut down machine as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD306B appears in the following qualifications:

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