Design structural_mechanical components

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 PMC556031C, 'Design structural_mechanical components'.
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 mechanical/structural design requirements

1.1. Determine stress/strain requirements of end use

1.2. Determine flexural/rigidity requirements of end use

1.3. Determine required physical properties (such as size, shape and density) of end use

1.4. Determine environmental requirements (physical, chemical, radiation) of end product

1.5. Identify how component fits with entire end product

1.6. Develop mechanical design brief and verify with appropriate people

2. Select materials and additives, including reinforcing, appropriate for the design brief

2.1. Select material/combination of materials with appropriate physical properties

2.2. Select material/combination of materials with appropriate chemical properties

2.3. Select material/combination of materials with appropriate radiation resistance/transmission properties

2.4. Arrange for compounding and testing of possible materials as appropriate

2.5. Determine relevant properties of selected material/shortlisted materials

3. Undertake mechanical design of component

3.1. Calculate size and shape/profile of component to meet design brief

3.2. Liaise with product developer to also deliver required aesthetic aspects

3.3. Liaise with product developer/production to ensure efficiency in manufacture

3.4. Suggest modifications to materials/compound as required

4. Design jointing/joining/ other product interfaces

4.1. Liaise with designers of other components

4.2. Agree on interface requirements/joints/joining as appropriate

4.3. Design suitable interfaces

4.4. Check interface design to ensure it meets the end use requirements without sacrificing integrity.

5. Finalise design

5.1. Check internal consistency of design

5.2. Check overall design meets end use requirements

5.3. Ensure issues identified in the hazard analysis for both end use safety requirements and manufacturing requirements are addressed in the final design

5.4. Write component specification

5.5. Liaise with product developer/production to write production specification/procedures

5.6. Supervise manufacture and testing of prototypes/manufacturing trials as appropriate

5.7. Finalise specifications and manufacturing processes, and complete all reports

5.8. Ensure project records are complete and all required reports have been completed and submitted

5.9. Archive records according to company procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC556031C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products