This unit covers taking samples and applying a statistical process to monitor production.

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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, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - applying statistical process control procedures in accordance with instructions to a given production process; - obtaining data from samples including average, range and random or assignable causes; - producing tally, run or control charts from sampling data; - reporting information from sampling data; - checking and clarifying task-related information, and; - completing proformas and standard workplace forms.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the difference between population and sample, and the concept of variation in terms of average and range, random and assignable causes; - numerical operations and statistical calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - statistical process control procedures, which may include Six Sigma etc. and the sampling procedures to be followed; - the types of charts that can be produced to assist monitoring of products including run charts, tally charts, histograms, control charts; - procedures for reporting sample data information; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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