Process raw meal into product

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 PMC553010C, 'Process raw meal into product'.
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 processing

1.1. Notify/keep informed all relevant people about the current status operations and any intention to make changes

1.2. Perform all pre-start checks in accordance with standard operating procedures

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

1.4. Check plant/equipment settings against operating parameters as identified in standard operating procedures

1.5. Load raw materials in accordance with work instructions

1.6. Start up plant/equipment in accordance with procedures

2. Process raw meal

2.1. Commence/continue process operations in accordance with specified operating procedures

2.2. Monitor and check against target parameters instrument/ control panels for variations, fluctuations or trends

2.3. Maximise throughput of system while meeting quality target parameters

2.4. Check and adjust ancillary equipment as required

3. Distribute product to storage

3.1. Monitor and perform necessary adjustments to discharge rate and temperature as required

3.2. Monitor the distribution transport system for efficiency and spillages and take appropriate action as required

3.3. Monitor the distribution of product to the correct storage area and level of product in that area, and redirect as required

4. Respond to problems

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

4.2. Determine problems needing action

4.3. Determine possible fault causes

4.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

4.5. Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

4.6. Report problems outside area of responsibility 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 procedures

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 procedures

6.2. Remove any broken materials safely

6.3. Ensure area is clear and safe for maintenance

7. Control hazards

7.1. Identify hazards in kiln 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

PMC553010C appears in the following qualifications:

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