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Plan and complete metallurgical projects
|Unit Descriptor||This unit covers systematical planning, designing and problem solving within a metallurgy context.|
|1 . Interpret the brief and clarify internal or external client requirements||
|2 . Research and report on the context and parameters of the metallurgy project.||
|3 . Prepare concept proposal for metallurgical solution||
|4 . Implement the planning, design or problem solving process for metallurgy project||
|5 . Review metallurgical solution with client and prepare implementation plan||
|6 . Implement metallurgy project||
|7 . Review metallurgical project outcomes||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
Codes of practice/standards
Where reference is made to industry codes of practice, and/or Australian/international standards, it is expected the latest version will be used.
financial, legal, resource and scheduling implications of a metallurgical application.
Reports will usually be written and include:
a description of the metallurgical processes involved in the project
commercial, production and fabrication implications of different metallurgical options
occupational health, safety and environment implications of metallurgical processses related to the project
Reports may be prepared by a metallurgist working alone or in conjuction with engineers, technicians and other relevant personnel.
ensuring that all organisational and statutory requirements are met
the workforce is not exposed to hazardous worksite conditions, materials and processes
the broader community is not exposed to environmental effects of the activity.
Documentation that requires metallurgical input includes:
cost and other resource requirements
standard operating procedures and other instructions for enterprise personnel
special safety and maintenance instructions;
Overview of assessment
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to plan and complete metallurgical projects. Critical aspects for assessment and evidence are required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
It is essential that competence is demonstrated in the ability to:
interpret and clarify a metallurgical brief;
research metallurgy related techniques and processes
apply metallurgical skills and knowledge to solve metallurgical related problems;
comprehensively describe the properties of metals and alloys;
describe the performance parameters of metal processing equipment and materials including test equipment, furnaces, refractories, casting vessels, sands, patterns, etc.
liaise with clients,
establish project plans;
monitor metallurgy project timelines, quality outcomes, and costs;
report project outcomes.
Relationship to other units
This unit may be assessed concurrently with other relevant units.
Assessment method and context
Assessors must be satisfied that the person can consistently perform the unit as a whole, as defined by the elements, performance criteria, skills and knowledge. A holistic approach should be taken to the assessment.
Assessors should gather sufficient, fair, valid, reliable, authentic and current evidence from a range of sources. Sources of evidence may include direct observation, reports from supervisors, peers and colleagues, project work, samples, organisation records and questioning. Assessment should not require language, literacy or numeracy skills beyond those required for the unit.
The assessee will have access to all techniques, procedures, information, resources and aids which would normally be available in the workplace. The method of assessment should be discussed and agreed with the assessee prior to the commencement of assessment.
This section should be read in conjunction with the range of variables for this unit of competency. Resources required include suitable access to an operating plant or equipment that allows for appropriate and realistic simulation. A bank of case studies/scenarios and questions will also be required to the extent that they form part of the assessment method. Questioning may take place either in the workplace, or in an adjacent, quiet facility such as an office or lunchroom. No other special resources are required.