Control the process during abnormal situations

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 PMAOPS505A, 'Control the process during abnormal situations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify the abnormal situation

1.1. Identify the state of the plant/process

1.2. Gather available information on the plant/process with particular focus on trends and rates of change

1.3. Verify and confirm situation with other technicians in the area and any upstream or downstream units.

2. Respond appropriately.

2.1. Apply immediate actions to respond to the abnormal situation to bring the plant/process to a safer state

2.2. Decide whether to continue operations, shutdown or abandon

2.3. Keep in contact with other technicians in the area

3. Review and respond to changes.

3.1. Review the situation, gather data on the state of the plant/process and the trends and rates of change

3.2. Make appropriate changes to the state of the plant/process to keep parameters within limits

3.3. Rectify or initiate procedures to rectify any faults or adjustments to secure the safe operation of the plant/process

3.4. Review the state of the recovery, making adjustments as required

3.5. Keep all other stakeholders informed of progress

3.6. When plant is restored to stable conditions, continue to monitor the situation.

4. Document abnormal situation and response.

4.1. Complete all logs and workplace documentation relating to the abnormal situation, ensuring all details, actions and responses are accurately recorded

4.2. Record any further ongoing production problems and report to appropriate persons or authority.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS505A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products