Troubleshoot and rectify waste paper operations

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 PPMWPO440, 'Troubleshoot and rectify waste paper 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 diagnose causes of process variation, plant or equipment faults

1.1. Check and plan work according to documentation and procedures, productivity requirements, workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures, risks and hazards identification, environmental sustainability procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

1.2. Interpret alarms to determine fault type and location in waste paper operations or equipment.

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

1.4. Identify and locate causes and sources of fault.

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

2. Rectify plant faults

2.1. Conduct operator level on- line adjustments.

2.2. Shutdown plant and implement isolation procedures prior to fault rectification.

2.3. Isolate, by-pass, repair or replace faulty plant, as required.

2.4. Restore to normal operations and communicate verification to relevant personnel.

3. Rectify product faults

3.1. Identify product faults or variations by observation, systematic sampling and testing.

3.2. Interpret test results and adjust operations to correct faults.

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

3.4. Manage out-of-specification production.

4. Record and report system performance and product quality data

4.1. Document process variations and faults.

4.2. Record stock production and machine operation faults.

4.3. Record actions undertaken to troubleshoot and rectify faults.

4.4. Communicate relevant information to appropriate personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMWPO440 appears in the following qualifications:

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