Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

PMC554020 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Design and prepare models, moulds and dies

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Issue Date: August 2022


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Unit of Competency PMC554020 - Design and prepare models, moulds and dies
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to design and prepare models, moulds, dies, frames and cases to make products from materials such as concrete, clay and ceramics. It applies to large production contexts and smaller craft contexts.This unit of competency applies to experienced technicians, leading hands, supervisors or those in similar roles who are required to determine the specifications for devices to be made, make the devices, make adjustments to remedy faults and non-conformity and solve problems within area of responsibility.This unit of competency applies to technician applying specialised theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed skills in situations that require autonomy, discretion and judgement. The person may work alone or as a member of a team or group and will work in liaison with other shift team members, team leader and supervisor, as appropriate.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

The unit should be assessed holistically and the judgement of competence shall be based on a holistic assessment of the evidence.

The collection of performance evidence:

should occur over a range of situations which include typical disruptions to normal, smooth operation of an operating plant

will typically include a supervisor/third-party report or other evidence, focusing on consistent performance and problem recognition and solving. A supervisor/third-party report must be prepared by someone who has a direct, relevant, current relationship with the person being assessed and who is in a position to form a judgement on workplace performance relevant to the unit of competency

must include the use of an appropriate industrial item/s of equipment requiring demonstration of operation, start-up and shutdown procedures and responding to problems

may use industry-based simulation for all or part of the unit particularly where safety, lack of opportunity or significant cost is an issue.

Assessment should occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment that reflects realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessment in a simulated environment should use evidence collected from demonstration of skills and one or more of:

walk-throughs

pilot plant operation

industry-based case studies/scenarios

‘what ifs’.

Knowledge evidence may be collected concurrently with performance evidence (provided a record is kept) or through an independent process such as workbooks, written assessments or interviews (provided a record is kept).

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.

The regulatory framework will be reflected in workplace policies and procedures and is not required to be independently assessed.

Foundation skills are integral to competent performance of the unit and should not be assessed separately.

Assessors must satisfy the assessor competency requirements that are in place at the time of the assessment as set by the VET regulator.

In addition the assessor or anyone acting in subject matter expert role in assessment shall demonstrate both technical competency and currency. If the assessor cannot demonstrate technical competency and currency they shall assess with a subject matter expert who does meet these requirements.

Technical competence can be demonstrated through one or more of:

relevant VET or other qualification/Statement of Attainment

appropriate workplace experience undertaking the type of work being assessed under routine and non-routine conditions

appropriate workplace experience supervising/evaluating the type of work being assessed under routine and non-routine conditions

Currency can be demonstrated through one or more of:

being currently employed undertaking the type of work being assessed

being employed by the organisation undertaking the type of work being assessed and having maintained currency in accordance with that organisation’s policies and procedures

having consulted/had contact with an organisation undertaking the type of work being assessed within the last twelve months, the consultation/contact being related to assessment

conducting on the job training/assessments of the type of work being assessed

being an active member of a relevant professional body and participating in activities relevant to the assessment of this type of work.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Operations
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Design and make models
  • Establish model design from drawings, originals or in consultation with the customer
  • Select and prepare appropriate materials for model construction
  • Make models ensuring the final product is to specification, and shrinkage is allowed for
       
Element: Set up and produce block moulds
  • Select appropriate model to meet specification
  • Determine required sections and parting lines
  • Check mould meets work health and safety (WHS) needs
  • Mix materials as required
  • Fill mould with mould material as required
  • Remove mould from model when required strength has been achieved
  • Finish mould to specifications and register correctly
       
Element: Prepare cases and frames
  • Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of mould to be made
  • Select appropriate frame or frames
  • Mix materials as required
  • Fill block mould
  • Remove block mould from the case and frame when required strength has been obtained
  • Register and date cases according to procedures
  • Prepare block mould for use
       
Element: Prepare and make working moulds
  • Select the appropriate case/frame
  • Mix and pour mould material as required
  • Remove mould from model when required strength has been obtained
  • Finish and register moulds to procedures
  • Stack and dry moulds to procedures
  • Store moulds to procedures
       
Element: Prepare dies
  • Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of die to be made
  • Select and prepare required master die
  • Mix and pour die material as required
  • Remove die from master die when required strength has been obtained
  • Mark and finish dies to enterprise specifications
  • Cure and store dies to procedures
       
Element: Respond to problems
  • Identify possible routine and non-routine problems in the equipment or process
  • Determine problems needing action
  • Determine possible fault causes
  • Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility
  • Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Design and make models

1.1

Establish model design from drawings, originals or in consultation with the customer

1.2

Select and prepare appropriate materials for model construction

1.3

Make models ensuring the final product is to specification, and shrinkage is allowed for

2

Set up and produce block moulds

2.1

Select appropriate model to meet specification

2.2

Determine required sections and parting lines

2.3

Check mould meets work health and safety (WHS) needs

2.4

Mix materials as required

2.5

Fill mould with mould material as required

2.6

Remove mould from model when required strength has been achieved

2.7

Finish mould to specifications and register correctly

3

Prepare cases and frames

3.1

Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of mould to be made

3.2

Select appropriate frame or frames

3.3

Mix materials as required

3.4

Fill block mould

3.5

Remove block mould from the case and frame when required strength has been obtained

3.6

Register and date cases according to procedures

3.7

Prepare block mould for use

4

Prepare and make working moulds

4.1

Select the appropriate case/frame

4.2

Mix and pour mould material as required

4.3

Remove mould from model when required strength has been obtained

4.4

Finish and register moulds to procedures

4.5

Stack and dry moulds to procedures

4.6

Store moulds to procedures

5

Prepare dies

5.1

Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of die to be made

5.2

Select and prepare required master die

5.3

Mix and pour die material as required

5.4

Remove die from master die when required strength has been obtained

5.5

Mark and finish dies to enterprise specifications

5.6

Cure and store dies to procedures

6

Respond to problems

6.1

Identify possible routine and non-routine problems in the equipment or process

6.2

Determine problems needing action

6.3

Determine possible fault causes

6.4

Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

6.5

Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:

read and interpret drawings, production schedules, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information

establish specifications for devices, including:

models

block moulds

working moulds

dies

design and make models to specifications

produce block moulds, working moulds and dies

select and prepare and use materials, fittings, tools and equipment

monitor key variables, including:

raw materials/mix

shape

dimensions

shrinkage

strength

device integrity and conformance to specification of the moulding item

make adjustments/repairs to ensure device and meets quality and production output specifications

identify hazards and apply relevant hazard controls

handle/store devices

apply safety procedures

· apply housekeeping procedures

· recognise out-of-specification products, process problems and materials faults

resolve routine and non-routine problems

identify when the operator is able to rectify problems, when assistance is required and who is the appropriate source for assistance

take action to resolve problems or report them to appropriate personnel

distinguish between possible causes of routine problems, including:

incorrect materials

variations in materials

equipment malfunction

procedure errors

incorrect specifications

communicate effectively with team/work group and supervisors

complete workplace records

do basic arithmetical manipulations, including additions, subtractions, divisions, fractions and percentages.

Must provide evidence that demonstrates knowledge relevant to their job sufficient to fulfil their job role, including knowledge of:

principles of design as applicable to models

functions and limitations of devices, including:

models

block moulds

frames and cases

working moulds

dies and master dies

types of materials relevant to making the devices and their application, including:

plaster

timber

rubber

metal

fibreglass

product specifications/materials properties that may affect device design, materials and construction

quality requirements at each stage of construction

factors which may affect device quality and appropriate remedies

non-routine problems that may arise, the range of possible causes and appropriate actions

organisation procedures relevant to the work environment/job role

hierarchy of control

hazards that may arise in the job/work environment and:

their possible causes

potential consequences

appropriate risk controls.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Design and make models

1.1

Establish model design from drawings, originals or in consultation with the customer

1.2

Select and prepare appropriate materials for model construction

1.3

Make models ensuring the final product is to specification, and shrinkage is allowed for

2

Set up and produce block moulds

2.1

Select appropriate model to meet specification

2.2

Determine required sections and parting lines

2.3

Check mould meets work health and safety (WHS) needs

2.4

Mix materials as required

2.5

Fill mould with mould material as required

2.6

Remove mould from model when required strength has been achieved

2.7

Finish mould to specifications and register correctly

3

Prepare cases and frames

3.1

Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of mould to be made

3.2

Select appropriate frame or frames

3.3

Mix materials as required

3.4

Fill block mould

3.5

Remove block mould from the case and frame when required strength has been obtained

3.6

Register and date cases according to procedures

3.7

Prepare block mould for use

4

Prepare and make working moulds

4.1

Select the appropriate case/frame

4.2

Mix and pour mould material as required

4.3

Remove mould from model when required strength has been obtained

4.4

Finish and register moulds to procedures

4.5

Stack and dry moulds to procedures

4.6

Store moulds to procedures

5

Prepare dies

5.1

Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of die to be made

5.2

Select and prepare required master die

5.3

Mix and pour die material as required

5.4

Remove die from master die when required strength has been obtained

5.5

Mark and finish dies to enterprise specifications

5.6

Cure and store dies to procedures

6

Respond to problems

6.1

Identify possible routine and non-routine problems in the equipment or process

6.2

Determine problems needing action

6.3

Determine possible fault causes

6.4

Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

6.5

Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Regulatory framework

The latest version of all legislation, regulations, industry codes of practice and Australian/international standards, or the version specified by the local regulatory authority, must be used.

Applicable legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice include:

health, safety and environmental (HSE) legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, equipment and production processes and hazardous materials

Australian/international standards relevant to the materials being used and products being made

any relevant licence and certification requirements.

All operations to which this unit applies are subject to stringent HSE requirements, which may be imposed through state/territory or federal legislation, and these must not be compromised at any time. Where there is an apparent conflict between performance criteria and such requirements the legislative requirements take precedence.

Procedures

All operations must be performed in accordance with relevant procedures.

Procedures are written, verbal, visual, computer-based or in some other form, and include one or any combination of:

manufacturer's technical information

job cards

drawings

emergency procedures

work instructions

standard operating procedures (SOPs)

safe work method statements (SWMS)

formulas/recipes

batch sheets

temporary instructions

any similar instructions provided for the smooth running of the plant.

Hazards

Hazards must be identified and controlled. Identifying hazards requires consideration of:

heat, smoke, dust, vapours or other atmospheric hazards

weight, shape, volume of materials to be handled

hazardous products and materials

sharp edges, protrusions or obstructions

slippery surfaces, spills or leaks

electricity

gas

gases and liquids under pressure

noise

rotational equipment or vibration

plant services (steam, condensate, cooling water, etc)

structural hazards

equipment failures

machinery, equipment and product mass

limited head spaces or overhangs

working at heights

working in restricted or confined spaces

other hazards that might arise.

Problems

Routine and non-routine problems must be resolved.

Routine problems are predictable and have known solutions.

Non-routine problems are unexpected problems or variations of previous problems.

Non-routine problems must be resolved by applying operational knowledge to develop new solutions, either individually or in collaboration with relevant experts, to:

determine problems needing action

determine possible fault causes

develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution

follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person.

Operational knowledge includes one or more of:

procedures

training

technical information, such as journals and engineering specifications

remembered experience

relevant knowledge obtained from appropriate people.

Tools and equipment

Tools and equipment include:

block moulds and working moulds

cases and frames

hand and power tools

jigs and fixtures

master dies

mixing equipment

models.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Establish model design from drawings, originals or in consultation with the customer 
Select and prepare appropriate materials for model construction 
Make models ensuring the final product is to specification, and shrinkage is allowed for 
Select appropriate model to meet specification 
Determine required sections and parting lines 
Check mould meets work health and safety (WHS) needs 
Mix materials as required 
Fill mould with mould material as required 
Remove mould from model when required strength has been achieved 
Finish mould to specifications and register correctly 
Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of mould to be made 
Select appropriate frame or frames 
Mix materials as required 
Fill block mould 
Remove block mould from the case and frame when required strength has been obtained 
Register and date cases according to procedures 
Prepare block mould for use 
Select the appropriate case/frame 
Mix and pour mould material as required 
Remove mould from model when required strength has been obtained 
Finish and register moulds to procedures 
Stack and dry moulds to procedures 
Store moulds to procedures 
Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of die to be made 
Select and prepare required master die 
Mix and pour die material as required 
Remove die from master die when required strength has been obtained 
Mark and finish dies to enterprise specifications 
Cure and store dies to procedures 
Identify possible routine and non-routine problems in the equipment or process 
Determine problems needing action 
Determine possible fault causes 
Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility 
Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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