This unit covers applying the principles of quality assurance, applying research and quality information to the production process, and performing quality tests to industry standards.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading and interpreting quality assurance standards, test data other applicable reference documents; - liaising between the production section and the control laboratory; - checking and clarifying information; - using effective communication skills and terminology for conveying and discussing task-related information; - determining and recommending process changes; - using tests to calculate process parameters on the basis of test and production data collected, and; - using appropriate tests, testing equipment and techniques to test the surface coating for conformance with specification.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - enterprise and industry quality assurance standards that apply to surface finish production and product quality; - the role of the control laboratory and procedures for liaising with internal/external control laboratories; - surface finish specifications; - characteristics of deviations of test/production data and their causes; - the procedures, calculations and formulae for determining process parameters; - the effect of varying process parameters on the specification of the surface finish; - surface coating tests and the procedures, equipment and techniques necessary to carry out those tests; - hazards and control measures within the scope of this unit; - use and application of personal protective equipment; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - manual handling techniques.

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