Set up and optimise finishing 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 PMC553080B, 'Set up and optimise finishing 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 the process for production

1.1. Identify all safety and emergency procedures

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

1.3. Consult the production schedule to determine the product to be manufactured

1.4. Ensure that the raw materials are available as required

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

1.6. Complete records and logs for setup of finishing equipment

2. Set up finishing process

2.1. Perform checks and tests to product and equipment specifications

2.2. Ensure alignment of all equipment by performing checks and adjustments according to product specifications/work instructions

2.3. Ensure that process and equipment is setup as required for the production schedule

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

3. Monitor, interpret data and adjust operation

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

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

3.3. Determine appropriate action to improve process operation

3.4. Adjust controls to ensure product parameters are maintained to job specifications

3.5. Check that process operation has improved

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

4.4. 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. Determine and rectify equipment and quality fault causes in accordance with established enterprise procedures

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

5.4. Make sure appropriate records and log books of equipment operations are maintained to meet enterprise requirements

5.5. Identify non-routine problems and rectify within area of responsibility

5.6. Report problems outside area of responsibility 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. 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

PMC553080B appears in the following qualifications:

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