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Unit of competency details

ICPSU263C - Perform basic industry calculations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICPSU263B - Perform basic industry calculationsNo change 04/Jul/2010
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICPSUP263 - Perform basic industry calculationsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 25/Mar/2015

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 05/Jul/2010

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
ICP30610 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)
ICP20610 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Converting, Binding and Finishing)Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Converting, Binding and Finishing)
ICP30712 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing)
ICP30810 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)
ICP30512 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)1-2 
ICP31110 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture)
ICP20810 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons)Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons)
ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
ICP30812 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)
ICP20510 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 010101 Mathematics  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 010101 Mathematics  05/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic trade calculations and measurements.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit covers basic trade calculations and measurements.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Calculate costs and dimensions

1.1. Additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions of costs and dimensions are correctly calculated

1.2. Material and time costs are correctly calculated for the elements of a brief

1.3. Percentages of cost and time are correctly calculated to fulfil the requirements of a brief

1.4. Results of calculations  are correctly recorded

2. Calculate area, density and volume

2.1. The density and/or volume of fluids and colours are correctly calculated and applied

2.2. Percentages of densities and volumes are correctly calculated to fulfil the requirements of a brief

3. Use basic measuring tools and apply results of measurement

3.1. Appropriate measuring tools  are selected and used correctly and accurately

3.2. Measurements are correctly interpreted and used in appropriate calculations

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • OHS in relation to operating machinery such as safely switching off machinery before cleaning is started
  • communication of ideas and information by recording the cost of materials and time
  • collecting, analysing and organising information by correctly recording the results of calculations
  • planning and organising activities by selecting and using appropriate measurement tools as part of the task
  • teamwork when working with others as part of the production process
  • mathematical ideas and techniques by calculating weights, areas and volumes required by various tasks
  • problem-solving skills by correctly calculating enlargements and reductions of shapes
  • use of technology by using measuring devices and tools

Required knowledge 

  • quick approximations of expected answers
  • expected answer and why
  • use of basic measurement tools
  • parallax error and how does it affect measurement
  • determining acceptable tolerances in measurement

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • basic measuring tools used in the printing industry, for example micrometers, scales, humidity meters, pH meters, screen angle and screen ruling gauges, dot gain scales and pantone colour matching
  • demonstrate an ability to find and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources
  • documents detailing calculations
  • evidence for assessment may be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone or through an integrated assessment activity.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • assessment may take place on the job, off the job or a combination of these. Off the job assessment must be undertaken in a closely simulated workplace environment.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Types of calculations  may include:

  • numerical calculations involved in basic arithmetic, percentages and geometry used in the printing and graphic arts industry.

Measuring tools  may include:

  • basic measuring tools used in the printing industry, for example micrometers, scales, humidity meters, pH meters, screen angle and screen ruling gauges, dot gain scales and pantone colour matching.

Calculating methods  may include:

  • includes approximation and formal calculations using pen and paper, calculators, computers and other calculating devices.

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Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

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Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units