Troubleshoot and rectify stock preparation systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PPMSPR440, 'Troubleshoot and rectify stock preparation systems'.
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 system faults

1.1. Complete routine visual or physical walk around inspections of plant to identify system faults in line with organisational safety and standard operating procedures.

1.2. Interpret alarm system alerts and observations to diagnose fault type.

1.3. Access plant operating logs to assist diagnosis.

1.4. Sample and test stock for variations from quality specifications; interpret and record results.

1.5. Analyse all information collected to identify fault type and location.

1.6. Report fault and communicate proposed actions to rectify.

2. Rectify system and equipment faults.

2.1. Follow organisational safety and standard operating procedures to shut down and isolate equipment prior to fault rectification.

2.2. By-pass faulty equipment where the process allows.

2.3. Repair or replace faulty equipment and make corrective system adjustments.

2.4. Complete routine preventative maintenance as required.

2.5. Restore system operations and advise relevant personal of return to normal operation.

3. Rectify product quality faults.

3.1. Identify variations in specified quality of stock, chemicals and water through routine visual observations.

3.2. Sample and test stock for variations from quality specifications; interpret and record results.

3.3. Adjust processes to rectify out-of-specification product.

4. Record and report faults and rectification process

4.1. Document system and product faults.

4.2. Record and report diagnostic and corrective action processes to relevant personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMSPR440 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
  • PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations