Specify and interpret refractory tests

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 PMC557092, 'Specify and interpret refractory tests'.
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 information required from tests


Analyse relevant documents for any test information requirements


Liaise with relevant stakeholders to determine test information requirements


Confirm the end use conditions for the refractory


Identify discrepancies or conflicts in requirements


Negotiate a consistent set of test information requirements


Specify required tests


Determine data required to yield the required information


Determine range of tests and test methods which will yield that data the set of requirements


Make a preliminary selection of tests which will provide required data


Identify health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks of possible tests


Estimate the cost of possible tests


Confirm test data will yield information required by stakeholders


Specify preferred range of tests and test methods to provide required data


Specify sampling regime


Identify sample requirements of specified tests


Determine sampling frequency required to meet information requirements


Draft sampling regime


Liaise with relevant stakeholders in relation to sampling regime


Negotiate changes to sampling regime and/or information requirements as required.


Finalise testing and sampling regime


Interpret test data


Inspect test data for anomalies or discrepancies and take required action


Determine required information from test data


Analyse information as required


File and report information as required


Take appropriate action based on information

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC557092 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering
  • PMC80116 - Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering