Cast a blast furnace

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 RIIPSM301A, 'Cast a blast furnace'.
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. Plan and prepare for casting

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2. Select personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.3. Place and operate all runners, dams and skimmers correctly

1.4. Ensure that tools are at the correct temperature for effective operations

1.5. Ensure that casting equipment is ready for correct operation

1.6. Maintain tap hole correctly for efficient operation

2. Cast ore and slag

2.1. Follow safe working procedures at all times

2.2. Use appropriate safety clothing and equipment provided

2.3. Identify, address and report environmental issues

2.4. Drain runners after cast as required

2.5. Safely and correctly complete off blast activities

2.6. Correctly secure and plug the tap hole

2.7. Ensure that only iron enters the iron receiving vessel

2.8. Correctly open and keep the tap hole clear during cast

2.9. Operate correct warnings when instructed to activate item

2.10. Ensure fume extraction and indicator lights, when under front side control, are operating efficiently

3. Separate ore and slag

3.1. Follow safe working procedures at all times

3.2. Use appropriate safety clothing and equipment provided

3.3. Segregate slag according to retained ore proportion and direct accordingly

3.4. Contain slag flows within the runner system to minimise damage and spillage

3.5. Ensure that tools are at the correct temperature throughout to reduce the risk of explosion

3.6. Correctly maintain runner system to ensure casting proceeds to specification