Troubleshoot and rectify chemical recovery operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 PPMREC440, 'Troubleshoot and rectify chemical recovery operations'.
Google Links
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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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Identify and analyse causes of faults

1.1. Identify faults in chemical recovery processes in accordance with productivity requirements, relevant workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures, risks and hazards identification and environmental workplace procedures.

1.2. Interpret warning devices to determine fault type and location.

1.3. Identify by observation, systematic sampling and testing, quality faults and variations.

1.4. Take samples for tests to detect quality faults and variations

1.5. Interpret sampling and testing results to identify variations from specifications or schedule.

1.6. Identify, locate and analyse causes and sources of process problems or equipment faults.

1.7. Access and interpret relevant sources of information to assist analysis.

2. Rectify process problems and equipment faults

2.1. Conduct operator level on-line adjustments.

2.2. Implement isolation procedures and plant shut down prior to fault rectification.

2.3. Identify hazardous conditions, take appropriate action and communicate the conditions to relevant personnel.

2.4. Isolate, by-pass, repair or replace faulty equipment as required.

2.5. Return plant and equipment to normal operation as required.

2.6. Communicate rectification to relevant personnel.

3. Rectify product quality faults

3.1. Conduct further tests as required.

3.2. Rectify faults and causes or make recommendations for further action.

3.3. Manage out-of-specification product.

4. Record and report system performance and product quality data

4.1. Record variations from process specifications.

4.2. Record actions undertaken to troubleshoot and rectify faults.

4.3. Document details of hazardous conditions or situations, as required.

4.4. Communicate relevant information to appropriate personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMREC440 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
  • PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
  • PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations