Vulcanise products using an autoclave

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 PMBPROD375, 'Vulcanise products using an autoclave'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Plan own work requirements


Identify work requirements from workplace procedures


Identify equipment and processes used for materials preparation, vulcanising and any related production process and for the downstream operations


Identify hazards connected with materials and process from workplace reference materials, including safety data sheets (SDS) and equipment instructions


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


Identify requirements for materials, quality, production and equipment checks


Set up autoclave vulcanising process


Identify and read equipment information, quality specifications and standard operating procedures (SOPs)


Check heat and pressure settings and process adjustments for conformity to procedures


Compare equipment and material condition to known optimum condition and take appropriate action in accordance with procedures (including, where authorised, making adjustments within overall specifications to process settings to ensure product output quality is appropriate).


Check that all gauges are operating, safety features are activated or fitted, locks and guards are in place


Operate and make adjustments to the autoclave process to procedures


Load and close autoclave and bring on line


Monitor production outputs, equipment operating temperatures and pressures


Make adjustments to remedy faults and non-conformity as required


Shut down, vent and unload autoclave


Take samples as required and identify product out of specification


Note and report non-conformity to required workplace specifications, following workplace procedures


Clean, adjust and lubricate equipment as required


Pause or stop equipment in an emergency, following procedures


Respond to product quality improvement requests


Monitor vulcanising process and note conditions which may affect product quality standards


Report process variations


Note and implement changes in standard operating procedures and specifications


Anticipate and solve problems


Recognise a problem or a potential problem


Determine problems needing priority action


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


Seek information and assistance as required to solve problems


Solve problems within area of responsibility


Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD375 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application
  • MSM30216 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application
  • PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing