Cast ingots

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 RIIPSM302A, 'Cast ingots'.
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 operations

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

1.2. Receive, interpret and clarify shift change over details

1.3. Select personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.4. Select appropriate type of equipment

1.5. Perform equipment pre-start checks

1.6. Carry out start-up procedures

1.7. Identify, address and report potential risks and hazards

1.8. Communicate with other equipment operators

1.9. Identify, address and report environmental issues

1.10. Adhere to emergency procedures

1.11. Ensure area is well ventilated

1.12. Mould, launder and ladle system is adjusted, to operate within specifications

2. Prepare moulds/launder system

2.1. Dress moulds/launder system

2.2. Check for defects against specifications

2.3. Prepare moulding pit according to site procedures

2.4. Dry product according to site procedures

2.5. Strip and cleanout moulding pit where required

2.6. Check cooling system for operation against specifications

3. Cast metal

3.1. Teem/tap liquid metal into ladles and/or launder system where required

3.2. Cast liquid metal to moulds

3.3. Take temperature and sample of the liquid to ensure pour meets specifications

3.4. Identify need for, and adjust composition of pour with additives

3.5. Monitor cast continuously

4. Remove cast metal

4.1. Knock off mould plates when mould has been bumped out

4.2. Repair launders where required

4.3. Identify and remove damaged and faulty mould

4.4. Remove slides from ladles, repair and reposition slides

4.5. Inspect for quality, chips and mark according to site procedures and quality parameters

4.6. Prepare ingots, anodes or bullion for transport and storage according to work plans

5. Shutdown in sequence and/or isolate equipment

5.1. Shutdown and/or isolate equipment based on process and safety requirements

5.2. Perform post shutdown and/or isolation checks

6. Carry out housekeeping activities

6.1. Clean equipment

6.2. Clean and store auxiliary services equipment

6.3. Pass on end of shift information to incoming shift

6.4. Complete all required documentation