Operate a calcining kiln

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PMC552010C, 'Operate a calcining kiln'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare the equipment for production

1.1. Conduct equipment pre-startup procedure and visual checks according to enterprise procedure checklist

1.2. Set up and configure equipment startup function complying with procedures

1.3. Load raw materials in accordance with work instructions

2. Operate equipment and check on support equipment

2.1. Start up equipment in accordance with work instructions

2.2. Ensure equipment is operated in accordance with established enterprise procedures

2.3. Check on the operation of support equipment such as grinding mills, pneumatics pumps, slurry pumps, dust collectors, mixing and blending silos, vibrating screens, rotary kilns; and on bulk storage silos

3. Monitor and record operation

3.1. Monitor equipment performance in accordance with work instructions and manufacturer's specifications

3.2. Monitor non-conforming product against customer specifications

3.3. Adjust and control equipment to ensure correct product quality

3.4. Complete final inspection checks

3.5. Complete appropriate records and logs

4. Rectify routine problems

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

4.2. Determine and rectify fault causes by procedures

4.3. Identify and rectify equipment failure causes in accordance with procedures

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

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

5. Shut down equipment

5.1. Ensure line is clear of all product and left ready for startup

5.2. Shut down equipment in accordance with work instructions

5.3. Complete appropriate records and logs

5.4. Shut down equipment in an emergency situation

6. Prepare equipment for maintenance

6.1. Isolate equipment in accordance with work instructions

6.2. Remove any broken materials safely

6.3. Make sure area is clear and safe for maintenance

7. Control hazards

7.1. Identify hazards in the calcining work area

7.2. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

7.3. Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures and duty of care

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC552010C 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