Prepare asphalt

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 PMC552065B, 'Prepare asphalt'.
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. Determine mix requirements

1.1. Check work schedule/job specification/job card

1.2. Select correct type and quantity of aggregates and other materials

1.3. Meet all special requirements and specifications

1.4. Identify any material handling problems and take action in accordance with standard procedures

1.5. Update material records as appropriate

2. Mix asphalt

2.1. Check setup of equipment as required by specifications and standard procedures

2.2. Set/adjust plant conditions as required for required product

2.3. Feed aggregate to dryer at required rates

2.4. Prepare bitumen and other materials and add to mixer as required by specifications and standard procedures

2.5. Check that materials prepared match requirements

2.6. Use ancillary equipment as required according to standard procedures

2.7. Mix to obtain required results

2.8. Discharge product to asphalt storage/delivery

3. Monitor asphalt process

3.1. Check and adjust settings as required

3.2. Make routine checks and recognise developing problems

3.3. Recognise equipment in need of maintenance/repair

3.4. Take sample and interpret test results as required

3.5. Take appropriate action to ensure continuing quality production according to standard procedures

3.6. Complete all required records

4. Maintain batching plant and area

4.1. Keep area and equipment clean and in good order

4.2. Unload and shut down equipment as required

4.3. Respond to routine faults according to enterprise procedures

4.4. Report non-routine faults according to enterprise procedures

5. Rectify routine problems

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

5.2. Determine and rectify fault causes in accordance with procedures/work instructions

5.3. Identify and rectify equipment failure causes in accordance with procedures/work instructions

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

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

6. Control hazards

6.1. Identify hazards from the job to be done

6.2. Identify other hazards in the work area

6.3. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

6.4. Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC552065B 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