Trial new process or product

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 MSAPMOPS401A, 'Trial new process or product'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Trial new process or product' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Contribute to the selection of equipment/process conditions.

1.1 Liaise with appropriate technical expert(s).

1.2 Interpret properties of materials and desired product characteristics.

1.3 Interpret technical specifications/drawings of plant requirements.

1.4 Recommend equipment/ancillary equipment appropriate for the materials, products and conditions.

1.5 Recommend process conditions appropriate for the equipment, materials and product characteristics.

1.6 Recommend feed rates/order/condition appropriate to the process conditions, equipment, materials and product characteristics.

1.7 Ensure hazard identification and analysis procedures are completed, including consultation with stakeholders, and findings included in plan.

1.8 Ensure recommendations meet the identified need.

2. Prepare for trials.

2.1 Determine the availability of resources required such as materials, equipment, people and skills.

2.2 Estimate time required for trial.

2.3 Liaise with relevant stakeholders.

2.4 Schedule trial at a convenient time.

2.5 Develop documentation for the trial.

2.6 Identify potential hazards and required hazard control procedures by applying the hierarchy of control.

2.7 Determine clearance requirements and special safety and storage requirements.

2.8 Verify decisions with appropriate experts/stakeholders.

2.9 Ensure people with adequate skills are available for the trial.

3. Conduct test runs/trials

3.1 Ensure hazard controls are implemented prior to commencement.

3.2 Run trials.

3.3 Maintain communication with all relevant people.

3.4 Closely monitor critical parameters.

3.5 Recognise actual and potential problems.

3.6 Make adjustments to process conditions as required during trial.

3.7 Sample and test product as required.

3.8 Record and report performance data.

3.9 Ensure all materials, products and waste are handled correctly.

3.10 Leave plant in a condition suitable for routine production to recommence.

4. Evaluate results and identify modifications.

4.1 Interpret data from trial.

4.2 Identify factors which might be related to low rates or low charge amounts.

4.3 Recommend modifications and improvements required.

4.4 Develop and check standard operating procedure.

4.5 Complete documentation and report to appropriate personnel.

4.6 Ensure all relevant staff have required skill levels for the introduction of the new process.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMOPS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PUA41910 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PUA51310 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF40311 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology
  • FDF41012 - Certificate IV in Flour Milling
  • MSA40311 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA50311 - Diploma of Production Management
  • DEF51312 - Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
  • DEF41912 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
  • PMA40113 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • DEF42315 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
  • DEF52215 - Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Manufacture