Modify existing compounds

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 PMBTECH302A, 'Modify existing compounds'.
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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement.

Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Confirm requirements of modified formula.

1.1 Check that specifications for new compound are complete and unambiguous.

1.2 Clarify items which are unclear or beyond the normal scope of work.

1.3 Investigate the type of changes/materials which are likely to meet these requirements.

1.4 Clarify any possible issues if different, unusual or exotic materials are likely to be required.

1.5 Identify tests required on trial compound.

2. Estimate starting formula.

2.1 Identify existing compound(s) with similar specifications.

2.2 Estimate required changes to existing compound.

2.3 Check practicality of proposed changes.

2.4 Check HSE impacts of proposed changes.

2.5 Modify proposed starting formulae as appropriate.

3. Prepare trial compounds.

3.1 Identify and control all hazards for pilot mixing.

3.2 Identify and check all required plant and equipment.

3.3 Obtain and prepare all required materials.

3.4 Mix trial compound and obtain sample(s).

3.5 Interpret test results.

3.6 Modify formula and repeat trials as required.

4. Check initial factory trial.

4.1 Check availability of required resources and plant availability.

4.2 Ensure all authorities and permissions have been obtained.

4.3 Check all hazard controls have been implemented.

4.4 Monitor factory trial mixing of compound.

4.5 Obtain sample(s) and interpret test results.

4.6 Modify formula and repeat factory trial as required.

5. Complete trial.

5.1 Complete all required records and reports.

5.2 Check any changes to resources and procedures have been incorporated into standard procedures.

5.3 Ensure any additional HSE or skill requirements have been included in future plans.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBTECH302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology