Model fibrous plaster products

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 PMC553072B, 'Model fibrous plaster products'.
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. Determine work piece to be produced

1.1. Discuss required attributes of the work piece with supervisor or as appropriate the client

1.2. Determine dimensions and geometry of the work piece

1.3. Identify the profile, pattern and specific features required to be replicated

1.4. Establish and/or plan fixing or anchoring points and the best way to facilitate this in the work piece

1.5. Plan the production method and determine materials and equipment needs.

2. Set up work area and equipment

2.1. Establish work area including anchor points for slides or screeds as necessary

2.2. Develop templates required to produce the work piece

2.3. Mark out the correct dimensions and work piece geometry and check against templates or slide radii

2.4. Establish and position any support materials required to develop and sustain the work piece during production

2.5. Position any lifting or anchoring materials and check that these do not inhibit templates or screeds

2.6. Test the functionality of the slides and ensure that all parts of the proposed work piece can be accessed

3. Generate profile of required work piece

3.1. Produce a segment of the desired profile and ensure that this matches the requirements of the original design

3.2. Mount the sample to facilitate replication or to produce appropriate surface detail on the work piece

3.3. Lubricate the sample for replication and the supporting work plate to facilitate ease of stripping of the completed work piece

4. Produce work piece

4.1. Set up the supporting material in a manner which avoids interference with the screed or template

4.2. Prepare plaster mix and ensure fibre strand is available

4.3. Build up rough outline of the work piece adding fibre as the process proceeds

4.4. Form up the desired shape by moving the sample, template or mould to facilitate development of the desired profile or by screeding off

4.5. Build in anchor points or reinforcing at desired positions as the work proceeds

4.6. Hollow out the work piece to minimise the mass of the object, as appropriate

4.7. Check the profile to ensure compliance with the desired product

4.8. Check the work piece for dimensional accuracy

5. Strip and inspect completed work piece

5.1. Remove any external supports from the work piece after the plaster has dried

5.2. Dismantle slides if used

5.3. Clean and put away tools and fitments used in the production process

5.4. Remove the work piece and inspect for errors, damage or porosity

5.5. Clean up any excrescences and remove any waste material

5.6. Coat the surface of the finished product according to organisational requirements to protect the surface

5.7. Remove finished product to storage and shipment

6. Control hazards

6.1. Identify hazards during the process or within the work area

6.2. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

6.3. Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures and duty of care

7. Respond to problems

7.1. Identify possible problems in equipment or process

7.2. Determine problems needing action

7.3. Determine possible fault causes

7.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

7.5. Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

7.6. Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC553072B appears in the following qualifications:

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