Set up and optimise glass forming 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 PMC553040C, 'Set up and optimise glass forming 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 installation

1.1. Determine the product to be manufactured

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

1.3. Perform pre-instalment equipment preparation according to procedures

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

2. Remove current equipment and/or tooling

2.1. Identify and implement all safety and emergency procedures

2.2. Shut down equipment in accordance with procedures.

2.3. Isolate equipment as per procedures

2.4. Remove ancillary equipment in accordance with procedures

2.5. Complete records and logs for removal of current equipment

3. Install and setup new equipment and/or tooling

3.1. Perform required checks and tests prior to installation

3.2. Identify any faults in equipment/tooling and take appropriate action

3.3. Install and set up appropriate ancillary equipment in accordance with procedures

3.4. Set up equipment/tooling as required

3.5. Monitor and adjust until production is as required

4. Monitor, interpret data and adjust operation

4.1. Monitor process data

4.2. Ensure forming equipment startup function complies with work instructions

4.3. Operate glass forming equipment in accordance with procedures

4.4. Monitor plant and process and deduce conditions of materials in process and products being made

4.5. Take appropriate action to improve process operation

4.6. Check that process operation has improved

4.7. Monitor and adjust until production is as required

5. Sample test and record product data

5.1. Sample as required by the product and in line with enterprise requirements

5.2. Complete appropriate test to enterprise and client requirements

5.3. Identify variations from process parameters and take appropriate action

5.4. Measure/graph and record operating parameters, according to enterprise requirements

5.5. Record test results as required by procedures

6. Rectify equipment and quality problems

6.1. Identify the range of equipment and quality faults that can occur during the operation

6.2. Diagnose possible causes of equipment and quality faults

6.3. Rectify cause of equipment failure and quality faults by established enterprise procedures

6.4. Identify and rectify equipment failure causes in accordance with established enterprise procedures

6.5. Ensure appropriate records and logs of equipment operations are maintained to meet enterprise requirements

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

7. Shut down equipment

7.1. Shut down equipment in accordance with procedures

7.2. Complete appropriate records and logs

7.3. Shut down equipment in an emergency situation

8. Prepare equipment for maintenance

8.1. Isolate equipment in accordance with work instructions

8.2. Make sure area is clear and safe for maintenance

8.3. Complete all records and logs

9. Control hazards

9.1. Identify hazards from the job to be done

9.2. Identify other hazards in the work area

9.3. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC553040C appears in the following qualifications:

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