Produce structural 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 PMC553051B, 'Produce structural precast concrete'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare mould for casting

1.1. Check casting schedule and job specification

1.2. Clean and oil moulds according to requirements

1.3. Check for mould damage and repair as necessary

2. Assemble reinforcement cage

2.1. Lift preassembled reinforcing sections into mould using good occupational health and safety (OHS) practice

2.2. Assemble additional steel to complete cage to drawings and job specification

2.3. Fit additional items, such as base plates, tie plates and lifting devices, according to work instructions

2.4. Fit hold-ups and hold-downs as appropriate

2.5. Place voids or ducts according to work specifications

2.6. Run prestressing strands through reinforcing cages as required

2.7. Set up guards and comply with OHS requirements for stressing

2.8. Tension strands to extension dimensions and/or gauge readings according to works or engineer instructions

2.9. Recheck reinforcing cage is in correct position and adjust as necessary

3. Close mould and test vibrators

3.1. Lift mould sides and additional parts into position and secure to specification

3.2. Fit any additional items as required

3.3. Seal mould

3.4. Fit vibrators to start positions

3.5. Test run before casting commences

4. Pour concrete

4.1. Begin casting in accordance with work instructions

4.2. Move vibrators and time vibration as required

4.3. Screed top surface flat in preparation for final finish if required

4.4. Patch product as required

4.5. Clean mould and worksite in accordance with OHS requirements

5. Control concrete quality

5.1. Test raw materials as required

5.2. Prepare test cylinders and samples as required

5.3. Monitor and control concrete mix to keep within specifications

5.4. Update all records and file all records and supplier certificates in appropriate place

5.5. Raise non-conformance reports as required

6. Cure product

6.1. Cover and cure mould and test cylinders in accordance with standard procedures and work instructions

6.2. Monitor curing to achieve specified stripping strength

7. Strip and store product

7.1. Test samples to ensure specific strength has been achieved

7.2. Remove mould sides and store ready for cleaning

7.3. If applicable, de-stress in accordance with work procedures and sequences

7.4. Ensure unit is lifted according to work instructions and moved to store, supported only on points designated on the drawings

8. Respond to problems

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

8.2. Determine problems needing action

8.3. Determine possible fault causes

8.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

8.5. Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

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

PMC553051B appears in the following qualifications:

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