Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers.

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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1

Prepare to develop industrial control systems programs.

1.1

OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.

1.2

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.

1.3

Mode of operation of the control system is determined from job specifications of the process/plant/machine to be controlled, and through consultation with appropriate person(s).

1.4

Equipment, software and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

1.5

Installation of programmable controller is checked for compliance with regulations and job specification.

2

Develop and enter and programs for industrial control systems.

2.1

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.

2.2

Control solutions are developed and documented based on the operational mode and using acceptable methods for designing control system that contain numeric variables and values.

2.3

Developed control solution is entered using a personal computer and software applicable to the programmable controller.

2.4

Programming elements are written and used to manipulate word data. (See Note 1)

2.5

Program control values are assigned using applicable numbering systems and codes. (See Note 2)

2.6

Programs are written to read and write analogue signals, both with and without.

2.7

Arithmetic functions are used to scale analogue inputs to a specified engineering span.

2.8

Arithmetic functions are used to un-scale an engineering value to drive an analogue output.

2.9

Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

3

Monitor, verify and document programming activities.

3.1

Device operation is tested in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.

3.2

Entered instructions and settings are tested as meeting those specified for the control mode requirements.

3.3

Appropriate methods and tools are used to test and monitor control programs and operating faults, anomalies are identified and rectified. (See Note 3)

3.4

OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.

3.5

Control system specification and program are documented in accordance with established procedures.

Notes.

1. Example of programming elements are loading data from discrete input switches to an internal register; manipulating internal registers using arithmetic, logical and other functions; driving outputs from internal registers; utilizing thumbwheel switches and displays; manipulating double registers with mathematical operations; loading constants, variables and presets in and out of memory; using masking of registers to obtain desired data; using tables for the storage of data.

2. Examples are binary, integer, signed integer and REAL numbering systems and codes such as BCD or ASCII

3. Examples of control program testing and monitoring methods and tools are locating status bits (flags); examining and modifying watchdog timer; investigating the implications of rung positioning in relation to scan and interrogating error codes.