Design and prepare models, moulds and dies

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 PMC554020, 'Design and prepare models, moulds and dies'.
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.


Design and make models


Establish model design from drawings, originals or in consultation with the customer


Select and prepare appropriate materials for model construction


Make models ensuring the final product is to specification, and shrinkage is allowed for


Set up and produce block moulds


Select appropriate model to meet specification


Determine required sections and parting lines


Check mould meets work health and safety (WHS) needs


Mix materials as required


Fill mould with mould material as required


Remove mould from model when required strength has been achieved


Finish mould to specifications and register correctly


Prepare cases and frames


Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of mould to be made


Select appropriate frame or frames


Mix materials as required


Fill block mould


Remove block mould from the case and frame when required strength has been obtained


Register and date cases according to procedures


Prepare block mould for use


Prepare and make working moulds


Select the appropriate case/frame


Mix and pour mould material as required


Remove mould from model when required strength has been obtained


Finish and register moulds to procedures


Stack and dry moulds to procedures


Store moulds to procedures


Prepare dies


Consult manufacturing schedule to determine type of die to be made


Select and prepare required master die


Mix and pour die material as required


Remove die from master die when required strength has been obtained


Mark and finish dies to enterprise specifications


Cure and store dies to procedures


Respond to problems


Identify possible routine and non-routine problems in the equipment or process


Determine problems needing action


Determine possible fault causes


Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility


Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC554020 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • MSA40311 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
  • MSM40116 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
  • PMC40116 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products