Select refractory materials for an application

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 PMC557090A, 'Select refractory materials for an application'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm required end use

1.1. Liaise with relevant stakeholders

1.2. Confirm the end use conditions for the refractory

1.3. Identify discrepancies or conflicts in requirements

1.4. Negotiate a consistent set of requirements for the refractory material

2. Shortlist appropriate refractory materials

2.1. Compare the properties of refractory materials with the set of requirements

2.2. Identify situations where the use of more than one material may be desirable

2.3. Rank possible materials solutions

2.4. Identify health, safety and environment (HSE) risks of top ranked possible material solutions

2.5. Estimate the cost of top ranked possible material solutions

3. Recommend a refractory material/ combination of refractory materials

3.1. Liaise with relevant stakeholders

3.2. Determine installation, repair or removal issues of relevance to the material selection

3.3. Review short list ranking

3.4. Recommend optimum material/combination of materials for the end use

4. Develop technical specification for recommended materials

4.1. Determine suitable format for specification

4.2. Prepare specification

4.3. Review specification with refractory designers and installer

4.4. Modify specification if required

4.5. Publish specification in required format to required people/organisations

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC557090A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering