Produce architectural precast concrete

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PMC553050C, 'Produce architectural precast concrete'.
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 mould for casting

1.1. Check casting schedule, drawings and job specification

1.2. Check finish and veneer requirements for any or all faces, edges or surfaces

1.3. Prepare veneering equipment and formwork to temporarily support veneers and backing concrete

2. Prepare reinforcement

2.1. Check quantities, type, size and shape of reinforcement supplied against drawings and schedules

2.2. Place reinforcement and check concrete covers

2.3. Complete mould assembly

2.4. Insert lifting devices, lugs, fixing and other fittings according to drawings and specifications

2.5. Seal mould

3. Cast concrete

3.1. Ensure that concretes are poured in correct sequence according to work schedule

3.2. Ensure adequate vibration

3.3. Complete casting process to plans and specification

3.4. Prepare test samples/cylinder as required by work instructions

3.5. Screed to a flat, accurate surface in preparation for finishing

3.6. Finish green concrete as required

3.7. Wet patch as required

4. Cure product

4.1. Cover and cure mould in accordance with standard procedure and any special requirements

4.2. Monitor curing to achieve specified stripping strength

5. Strip and store product

5.1. Remove mould parts at appropriate time, with care, and inspect for damage

5.2. Lift unit using appropriate lifting equipment and lifting methods

5.3. Use good occupational health and safety (OHS) practice

5.4. Arrange storage using protective pads to ensure against damage

6. Respond to problems

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

6.2. Determine problems needing action

6.3. Determine possible fault causes

6.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

6.5. Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

7. Control hazards

7.1. Identify hazards from the job to be done

7.2. Identify other hazards in the work area

7.3. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC553050C appears in the following qualifications:

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