Prepare for production

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 PMC552004C, 'Prepare for production'.
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



1. Check production plan

1.1. Identify the type of product required, time to run and raw/reclaim materials required

1.2. Check for quantity and quality required and any special requirements

1.3. Check with supervisor/appropriate person if requirements are 'unusual'

2. Identify hazards

2.1. Identify hazards of materials to be used

2.2. Identify hazards in work area

2.3. Implement hazard controls according to procedures

2.4. Report safety concerns according to procedures

3. Assemble raw materials

3.1. Order and check quantities of materials required

3.2. Sample and test materials as required

3.3. Visually check that materials are free from contamination and suitable for production

3.4. Report contamination or other non-conformance

4. Check machinery and equipment

4.1. Check required program

4.2. Check machinery/equipment for operation

4.3. Correct or report maintenance requirements as appropriate

4.4. Check that equipment has been test run

4.5. Check that equipment is set and adjusted according to production schedule as required

5. Rectify routine problems

5.1. Identify the range of faults that can occur during the operation

5.2. Determine and rectify fault causes by procedures

5.3. Identify and rectify equipment failure causes to procedures

5.4. Ensure appropriate records and log books of equipment operations are maintained to meet procedures

5.5. Identify non-routine problems and report to designated person

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC552004C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products