Vulcanise products using an autoclave

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 PMBPROD375B, 'Vulcanise products using an autoclave'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

ELEMENT

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 work requirements from workplace procedures

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

1.3 Identify operating principles and components of vulcanising equipment.

1.4 Identify hazards connected with materials and process from workplace reference materials including materials safety data sheets and equipment instructions.

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

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

2. Set up autoclave vulcanising process.

2.1 Identify and read equipment information, quality specifications and standard operating procedures.

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

2.3 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).

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

3. Operate and make adjustments to the autoclave process to procedures.

3.1 Load and close autoclave and bring on line.

3.2 Monitor production outputs, equipment operating temperatures and pressures.

3.3 Make adjustments to remedy faults and non-conformity as required.

3.4 Shut down, vent and unload autoclave.

3.5 Take samples as required and identify product out of specification.

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

3.7 Clean, adjust and lubricate equipment as required.

3.8 Pause or stop equipment in an emergency, following procedures.

4. Respond to product quality improvement requests.

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

4.2 Report process variations.

4.3 Note and implement changes in standard operating procedures and specifications.

5. Anticipate and solve problems

6.1 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

PMBPROD375B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application