Course Title: Prepare machine for operation (basic)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3178

Course Title: Prepare machine for operation (basic)

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2008

Course Contact: Paul Ross

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9422

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare machines and assist with their operation according to enterprise procedures. It is an integral part of most printing and finishing machine set ups but need not be assessed separately unless it represents the main job of the worker. It can also be used to assess processes on dedicated machines.

This unit is intended to be used by machine minders and offsiders assisting in the operation of a machine.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ICPSU202A  Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
ICPSU201A Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine

ICPSU203A Prepare and maintain the work area

ICPSU261A Follow OH&S practices and identify environmental hazards

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPSU207A Prepare machine for operation (basic)


1.  Prepare or set up substrates (or loads)

2.  Set up reel systems (OR Element 3)

3.  Set up sheet or product systems (OR Element 2)

4.  Prepare machine

5.  Conduct shutdown of production process

6.  Clean and wash up machine at end of run

Learning Outcomes

OHS in relation to operating machinery such as safely switching off machinery before cleaning is started

Communication of ideas and information by interpreting job tickets

Collecting, analysing and organising information by reading data on substrates, inks and glues to ensure correct usage and handling

Planning and organising activities by deciding on a sequence of set ups and wash-ups to ensure efficient operation

Teamwork when working with others to ensure efficient set up and wash-up

Mathematical ideas and techniques by calculating substrate and other consumable requirements for job

Problem-solving skills by recognising and reporting problems in set up (or wash-up)

Use of technology by using monitoring systems

Overview of Assessment

Demonstrating the location and operation of all safety devices on the machine.

Preparing machines for production and assisting with their operation according to enterprise procedures .