Produce blow moulded products

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 PMBPROD311C, 'Produce blow moulded products'.
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. Plan own work requirements.

1.1 Identify the most appropriate equipment to be used for production process, upstream and downstream operations from production plan or request.

1.2 Identify and check materials required, including additives and regrind and their amounts or percentages.

1.3 Implement measures to control identified hazards in line with procedures and duty of care.

1.4 Identify requirements for materials, quality, production and equipment checks.

2. Start up blow moulding equipment to procedures.

2.1 Identify process settings required for product.

2.2 Set up and adjust blow moulding equipment for shot size, parison control, die gap, temperature, screw speed, cycle speed, slow close setting (or cushion) and timing.

2.3 Check safety gates and guards are located in their correct working positions and emergency stops are identified and checked as required.

2.4 Verify equipment, raw material and mould all match job requirement.

2.5 Set up date, batch and materials markings.

2.6 Complete other pre-start checks.

2.7 Start up equipment safely and 'dry run' to warm hydraulics and components to operating temperature before production, as required.

3. Operate and make adjustments to the blow moulding process to procedures.

3.1 Check condition of equipment and introduce raw materials as required.

3.2 Operate blow moulding equipment, noting key variables

3.3 Monitor controls/displays/terminals for production and process data.

3.4 Monitor product/process quality.

3.5 Make adjustments to remedy faults and nonconformity as required.

3.6 Establish a stable blow moulding process.

3.7 Collect and reprocess/discard scrap/trim and other materials.

3.8 Clean, adjust and lubricate equipment as required.

3.9 Complete logs and records as required.

3.10 Pause or stop equipment in an emergency, as required.

4. Anticipate and solve problems.

4.1 Recognise a problem or a potential problem.

4.2 Determine problems needing priority action.

4.3 Refer problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person, with possible causes.

4.4 Seek information and assistance as required to solve problems.

4.4 Solve problems within area of responsibility.

4.5 Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD311C appears in the following qualifications:

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