Set up and prepare for production

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 PMBPREP301C, 'Set up and prepare for production'.
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




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. Select equipment and materials.

1.1 Identify equipment and materials from job specification.

1.2 Check equipment and materials for conformity to specification.

1.3 Note any variances in materials (within materials supplier specifications) which may require variation in production process settings.

1.4 Identify requirements for special tooling and set up.

1.5 Note conformity deficiencies and report to appropriate personnel.

1.6 Identify production objectives and timelines.

1.7 Clarify product specifications.

1.8 Draft work process plan, noting key quality characteristics, check points and activities where other personnel will be involved.

2. Prepare tools, equipment and materials.

2.1 Locate tools and equipment within workplace ensuring safety and operational checks are performed and equipment is appropriate for purpose.

2.2 Obtain materials specifications and confirm materials are at site for the commencement of production in accordance with established procedures.

2.3 Check materials are prepared to achieve product specification.

3. Set up and check production process.

3.1 Follow procedures for setup in accordance with workplace procedures, customer requirements and specifications.

3.2 Set machine control parameters in accordance with specifications.

3.3 Check work process plan and set up for conformity with identified workplace procedures and customer requirements.

3.4 Make any required adjustments to own work plan.

3.5 Obtain appropriate clearances for production to commence.

3.6 Check equipment for function and make provisional control settings.

3.7 Check performance of equipment and materials.

3.8 Adjust process settings and materials to ensure production outcomes are within quality specifications.

3.9 Make and store records of required adjustments within specification ranges in accordance with workplace procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPREP301C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • CUV30111 - Certificate III in Visual Arts
  • CUV30211 - Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • CUA30515 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • CUA31115 - Certificate III in Visual Arts