Develop a new die or tool

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 PMBTECH602, 'Develop a new die or tool'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Confirm die requirements


Communicate with customer and other key stakeholders and agree on product technical specification, product aesthetic requirements, timelines, cost, usage and other requirements


Identify tool design/product design/process issues which may be in conflict and resolve


Develop design brief, including relevant drawings, to meet needs


Obtain 'sign off' on total design brief from all relevant persons


Develop concept design specification of new die


Select materials of construction or range of materials and grades


Select finish requirements for die/tool


Design die/tool using mathematical techniques


Validate die design specifications against die requirements and design brief


Liaise with toolmaker on die manufacture


Discuss design brief and concept design with toolmaker


Verify understanding of die/tool requirements and ability to meet requirements


Negotiate contract to make die according to company policy and procedures


Continue to liaise with toolmaker


Trial new die and determine modifications (if any) required


Design trialling procedure to deliver required information


Ensure health, safety and environment (HSE) requirements are stringently observed


Coordinate the trialling of the new die/tool


Interpret die/tool trial results and guide die trial process


Tune process to optimise use of new die/tool


Bring new die into standard production


Monitor initial production and adjust die, process and conditions to make the process a smooth operation


Ensure process specifications reflect the optimised operation developed


Ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) are correct for the new product


Ensure equipment and other hardware records are updated to reflect additions/changes


Ensure project records are complete and all required reports have been completed and submitted


Archive records according to company procedure

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBTECH602 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PMB60116 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology