Trial a new, advanced or complex mould

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 PMBPROD431B, 'Trial a new, advanced or complex mould'.
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. Prepare for trial to procedures.

1.1 Gather all relevant information available at the enterprise.

1.2 Confirm machine/equipment suitability.

1.3 Confirm mould state.

1.4 Confirm raw materials readiness.

2. Set mould and machine.

2.1 Fit and set up mould.

2.2 Set up speed and ratios for rotation/'rock and roll'.

2.3 Set control panel to cycle time according to external temperature, humidity, type of heating used, cooling time.

2.4 Dry cycle machine and mould to procedures.

3. Trial mould, interpret data and adjust operation to procedures.

3.1 Carry out trial procedures in a systematic manner to meet trial objectives.

3.2 Identify and record variations from normal.

3.3 Monitor control panel and interpret test results for fluctuations, variations and trends.

3.4 Determine process limitations with respect to product and production specifications.

3.5 Adjust controls to ensure parameters are maintained to job specifications.

3.6 Check that process operation has improved.

3.7 Continue analysing data and making adjustments until desired level of process operation is achieved and product is within specifications.

3.8 Shut down equipment as required.

3.9 Record trial results.

4. Rectify equipment and quality problems to procedures.

4.1 Identify the range of equipment and quality faults that can occur during the operation.

4.2 Determine and rectify equipment and quality fault causes.

4.3 Identify and rectify equipment failure causes.

4.4 Make sure appropriate records and log books of equipment operations are maintained.

4.5 Identify non-routine problems are and rectify within area of responsibility.

4.6 Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD431B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology