Model fibrous plaster products

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 PMC553072, 'Model fibrous plaster products'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Determine work piece to be produced


Discuss required attributes of the work piece with supervisor or, as appropriate, the client


Determine dimensions and geometry of the work piece


Identify the profile, pattern and specific features required to be replicated


Establish and/or plan fixing or anchoring points and the best way to facilitate this in the work piece


Plan the production method and determine materials and equipment needs


Set up work area and equipment


Establish work area, including anchor points for slides or screeds, as necessary


Develop templates required to produce the work piece


Mark out the correct dimensions and work piece geometry and check against templates or slide radii


Establish and position any support materials required to develop and sustain the work piece during production


Position any lifting or anchoring materials and check that these do not inhibit templates or screeds


Test the functionality of the slides and ensure that all parts of the proposed work piece can be accessed


Generate profile of required work piece


Produce a segment of the desired profile and ensure that this matches the requirements of the original design


Mount the sample to facilitate replication or to produce appropriate surface detail on the work piece


Lubricate the sample for replication and the supporting work plate to facilitate ease of stripping of the completed work piece


Produce work piece


Set up the supporting material in a manner which avoids interference with the screed or template


Prepare plaster mix and ensure fibre strand is available


Build up rough outline of the work piece adding fibre as the process proceeds


Form up the desired shape by moving the sample, template or mould to facilitate development of the desired profile or by screeding off


Build in anchor points or reinforcing at desired positions as the work proceeds


Hollow out the work piece to minimise the mass of the object, as appropriate


Check the profile to ensure compliance with the desired product


Check the work piece for dimensional accuracy


Strip and inspect completed work piece


Remove any external supports from the work piece after the plaster has dried


Dismantle slides if used


Clean and put away tools and fitments used in the production process


Remove the work piece and inspect for errors, damage or porosity


Clean up any excrescences and remove any waste material


Coat the surface of the finished product according to organisational requirements to protect the surface


Remove finished product to storage and shipment


Control hazards


Identify hazards during the process or within the work area


Assess the risks arising from those hazards


Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures and duty of care


Respond to problems


Identify possible problems in equipment or process


Determine problems needing action


Determine possible fault causes


Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility


Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred


Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC553072 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40116 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC30116 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products