Set a die

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 PMBPREP304C, 'Set a die'.
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. Prepare to change dies.

1.1 Determine when changeover will be required, and plan requirements for die change.

1.2 Obtain dies and or cores and all parts and tools to match the production order.

1.3 Follow procedure for machine close-down and for informing relevant personnel.

1.4 Take last-off samples as required for die reports.

1.5 Close down machine in accordance with procedures.

1.6 Prepare machine for changeover in accordance with procedures.

2. Change dies.

2.1 Plan removal process to ensure no damage to self, equipment or others.

2.2 Remove, clean and store die according to workplace procedures applying corrosion protection if required.

2.3 Attach replacement die ensuring that locating devices and marks are matched and securing devices are installed and tightened to specification.

3. Set dies.

3.1 Set machine conditions for new die.

3.2 Restart machine as per procedure.

3.3 Dry cycle machine and die according to enterprise procedures.

3.4 Check operation of die against product quality specifications.

3.5 Check the first off sample for compliance with required standards.

3.6 Fine tune settings and other production variables as required.

3.7 Note any equipment variances between actual production and documented set up conditions.

3.8 Complete workplace documentation and report to appropriate personnel.

4. Anticipate die setting problems.

4.1 Identify potential problems which may occur during the die changing and setting process.

4.2 Determine possible causes of these problems.

4.3 Identify most likely causes and prioritise appropriate actions.

4.4 Rectify problems using appropriate solutions within area of responsibility.

4.5 Recommend improvements in systems or procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPREP304C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA40311 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
  • MSM40116 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing