Set up and optimise glass furnace 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 PMC553041C, 'Set up and optimise glass furnace 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. Remove current equipment and/or tooling

1.1. Identify all safety and emergency procedures

1.2. Shut down furnace and ancillary equipment in accordance with work instructions and manufacturer's specifications

1.3. Conduct tests and checks on equipment/tooling prior to removal in accordance with work instructions

1.4. Remove current equipment/tooling in accordance with work instructions and manufacturer's specifications

1.5. Complete records and logs for removal

2. Install and set up new equipment and/or tooling

2.1. Perform checks and tests prior to installation

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

2.3. Install and set up appropriate equipment/tooling for new production process in accordance with work instructions

2.4. Ensure alignment of all equipment and perform checks according to product specifications and work instructions

2.5. Ensure setup and configuration of equipment for startup complies with work instructions

2.6. Perform checks and tests to product and equipment in accordance with work instructions

3. Monitor, interpret data and adjust operation

3.1. Ensure forming equipment start up function complies with work instructions

3.2. Ensure glass forming equipment is operated in accordance with work instructions

3.3. Monitor instruments and control panels, and interpret test results for fluctuations, variations and trends

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

3.5. Determine appropriate action to improve process operation

3.6. Adjust furnace controls to ensure glass parameters are maintained to job specifications

3.7. Check that process operation has improved

3.8. Continue analysing data and making adjustments until desired level of process operation is achieved and product is within specifications in accordance with work instructions

4. Sample, test and record product data

4.1. Carry out sampling procedures appropriate to the product and the test in line with enterprise requirements

4.2. Complete appropriate test to enterprise and client requirements

4.3. Identify variations from process parameters and take appropriate action

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

4.5. Record test results in hard or electronic form as required by standard procedures and work instructions

5. Rectify equipment and quality problems

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

5.2. Diagnose possible causes of equipment and quality faults

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

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

5.5. Ensure appropriate records and log books of equipment operations are maintained to meet enterprise requirements

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

6. Shut down equipment

6.1. Shut down equipment in accordance with work instructions

6.2. Complete appropriate records and logs

6.3. Shut down equipment in an emergency situation

7. Prepare equipment for maintenance

7.1. Isolate equipment in accordance with work instructions

7.2. Ensure area is clear and safe for maintenance

7.3. Complete all records and logs

8. Control hazards

8.1. Identify hazards from the job to be done

8.2. Identify other hazards in the work area

8.3. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC553041C appears in the following qualifications:

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