Produce gravity cast polyurethane products

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 PMBPROD362B, 'Produce gravity cast polyurethane products'.
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. Prepare to gravity cast polyurethane materials.

1.1 Interpret materials specifications.

1.2 Identify required materials, including additives and curative.

1.3 Identify required equipment, including handling, control and material preparation equipment.

1.4 Identify materials and process hazards and plan for their elimination.

1.5 Locate and make ready appropriate safety equipment.

2. Plan gravity casting operations.

2.1 Confirm product and process parameters.

2.2 Ensure environmental controls are valid and in place according to procedures.

2.3 Identify product to be made and calculate quantity of material required to produce product of correct shape and physical dimensions.

2.4 Determine product colour and obtain appropriate agents.

2.5 Plan the sequence of events from availability of the material to stripping of the final product.

2.6 Identify appropriate measures to minimise risks from identified hazards.

3. Set up and check gravity casting equipment.

3.1 Set up equipment following procedures and confirm these are within recommended specifications.

3.2 Check time, de-gasser, temperature and allowable adjustments for conformity to documented procedures.

3.3 Check moulds for conformity with customer order and workplace operational requirements.

3.4 Report and discard or make adjustments for non-conforming materials in accordance with procedures.

3.5 Obtain appropriate mould coating and releasing agents.

4. Conduct gravity casting operations.

4.1 Follow planned sequence and workplace procedures.

4.2 Ensure equipment operating temperatures and times are within specification.

4.3 Pour materials at the appropriate rate per minute and quantity using techniques to minimise air entrapment and aeration.

4.4 Check product quality, including thickness, weight and product integrity, against specifications.

4.5 Make adjustments to gravity casting equipment to remedy product non-conformity where applicable.

4.6 Produce required quantity of product, check for quality and place in holding areas.

4.7 Deal with material waste and scrap in accordance with workplace procedures.

4.8 Clean up equipment, store lubricants and manage waste in accordance with procedures.

5. Anticipate and solve problems

5.1 Recognise a problem or a potential problem.

5.2 Determine problems needing priority action.

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

5.4 Seek information and assistance as required to solve problems.

5.5 Solve problems within area of responsibility.

5.6 Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD362B appears in the following qualifications:

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