Course Title: Operate and monitor machines (basic)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3178

Course Title: Operate and monitor machines (basic)

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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 operate and monitor machines under supervision according to enterprise requirements This unit is an integral part of most printing and converting, binding and finishing units.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.


ICPSU207A  Prepare machine for operation (basic)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPSU208A Operate and monitor machines (basic)


1. Operate and monitor reel systems (OR Element 2)

2.  Operate and monitor sheet or product systems (OR Element 1)

3.  Maintain and monitor production process

4.  Conduct shutdown of production process

5.  Clean and wash up machine at end of run

Learning Outcomes

The ability to operate and monitor reel or sheet product systems.

Maintaining and monitoring the production process.

Following good housekeeping procedures.

Following a correct shutdown procedure of the process.

Cleaning and washing up machine at end of run.

Following all OH&S practices associated with the task.

Overview of Assessment

Operating and monitoring machines according to job and enterprise requirements.

Demonstrating all safety devices on the machine.

Evidence for assessment may be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone or through an integrated assessment activity.

The unit should only be assessed separately when it constitutes the worker’s main job.

It can also be used to assess minor processes on dedicated machines.