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 PMC556031, 'Design structural/mechanical components'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Design structural/mechanical components' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Determine mechanical/structural design requirements
Determine stress/strain requirements of end use
Determine flexural/rigidity requirements of end use
Determine required physical properties (such as size, shape and density) of end use
Determine environmental requirements (physical, chemical and radiation) of end product
Identify how component fits with entire end product
Develop mechanical design brief and verify with appropriate people
Select materials and additives, including reinforcing, appropriate for the design brief
Select material/combination of materials with appropriate physical properties
Select material/combination of materials with appropriate chemical properties
Select material/combination of materials with appropriate radiation resistance/transmission properties
Arrange for compounding and testing of possible materials as appropriate
Determine relevant properties of selected material/shortlisted materials
Undertake mechanical design of component
Calculate size and shape/profile of component to meet design brief
Liaise with product developer to also deliver required aesthetic aspects
Liaise with product developer/production to ensure efficiency in manufacture
Suggest modifications to materials/compound as required
Design jointing/joining/ other product interfaces
Liaise with designers of other components
Agree on interface requirements/joints/joining as appropriate
Design suitable interfaces
Check interface design to ensure it meets the end use requirements without sacrificing integrity
Check internal consistency of design
Check overall design meets end use requirements
Ensure issues identified in the hazard analysis for both end use safety requirements and manufacturing requirements are addressed in the final design
Write component specification
Liaise with product developer/production to write production specification/procedures
Supervise manufacture and testing of prototypes/manufacturing trials as appropriate
Finalise specifications and manufacturing processes, and complete all reports
Ensure project records are complete and all required reports have been completed and submitted
Archive records according to company procedures