Set up and tune a process

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 PMC553000C, 'Set up and tune a process'.
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. Prepare for equipment/change parts installation

1.1. Identify all safety and emergency procedures

1.2. Shut down equipment in accordance with procedures/work instructions and manufacturer's specifications

1.3. Isolate equipment according to procedures/work instructions

1.4. Remove ancillary equipment in accordance with procedures/work instructions and manufacturer's specifications

1.5. Complete records and logs for removal of equipment or change parts

2. Prepare the process for production

2.1. Consult the production schedule to determine the product to be manufactured

2.2. Ensure that the raw materials are available as required

2.3. Ensure that the equipment/change parts, ancillaries and fixtures are available as required

2.4. Perform pre-instalment equipment preparation according to procedures/work instructions

2.5. Ensure that the equipment is in a safe condition for use

3. Set up process

3.1. Perform checks and tests to product and equipment specifications

3.2. Ensure alignment of all equipment according to product specifications and procedures/work instructions

3.3. Ensure that process/equipment is set up as required for the production schedule

4. Tune the process

4.1. Monitor operation and compare with standard operating procedures for appropriate operation

4.2. Identify any deviation from standard performance

4.3. Identify the cause of the deviation and take action

4.4. Make adjustments to the equipment settings, process conditions or raw materials to bring production into specification

4.5. Continue monitoring operation and making adjustments until product/equipment is within specification.

5. Respond to problems

5.1. Identify possible routine and non-routine problems in the equipment or process

5.2. Determine problems needing action

5.3. Determine possible fault causes

5.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

5.5. Report problems outside area of responsibility 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

PMC553000C appears in the following qualifications:

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