DIE DESIGNING NC IV – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR DIE DESIGNING NC IV COURSE

The TESDA Course in DIE DESIGNING NC IV consists of competencies that the designer must achieve to enable them to perform tasks such as reviewing tools and design, determining the methods to assemble, testing and debugging complete tools whether single hit or progressive.

A student who has achieved this TESDA Course in DIE DESIGNING NC IV is competent to be:

  • Die Designer

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to enroll in this course should possess the following requirements:

  • Technology Graduate or have completed basic engineering course
  • Computer literate with CAD background
  • Industrial experience in die making with CNC background
  • Can communicate both orally and in writing
  • Can perform mathematical computation (including the application of strength of materials)

DIE DESIGNING NC IV COURSE MODULE

Course Title: DIE DESIGNING
Level: NC IV
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 47 hours
(Common Competency) 120 hours
(Core Competency) 257 hours

TOTAL DURATION: 424 Hours

This qualification is designed to develop knowledge, desirable attitudes and skills in CAD/CAM Operation NC III.

It covers the competencies required to create drawing using CAD software and apply CAD/CAM program.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN DIE DESIGNING NC IV

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skill and attitudes of DIE DESIGNING NC IV in accordance with industry standards. This covers competencies that a person must achieve in performing tasks such as determining die design parameters, performing CAD operation, simulation and verification of die design, modifying and finalizing of die design and creating fabrication drawing.

Upon completion of the course, the learners are expected to demonstrate the above-mentioned competencies to be employed. To obtain this, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieve.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (257 hours)
MEE722321 Determine die design parameters
MEE722322 Perform CAD operation
MEE722323 Simulate and verify die design
MEE722324 Modify and finalize die design
MEE722325 Create fabrication drawing
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (120 hours)
MEE722201 Apply safety practices
MEE722202 Interpret working drawings and sketches
MEE722203 Select/ cut workshop materials
MEE722204 Perform shop computations (Basic)
MEE722205 Measure workpiece (Basic)
MEE722206 Perform routine housekeeping
MEE722207 Perform shop computations (Intermediate)
MEE722208 Measure workpiece using angular measuring instruments
MEE722209 Perform shop computations (Advanced)
MEE722210 Measure workpiece using gages and surface texture comparator
MEE722211 Perform preventive and corrective maintenance
ICT311201 Operate a personal computer
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (47 hours)
500311401 Utilize specialized communication skills
500311402 Develop and lead teams
500311403 Perform higher-order thinking processes and apply techniques in the workplace
500311404 Contribute to the practice of social justice in the workplace
500311405 Manage innovative work instructions
500311406 Manage and evaluate usage of information
500311407 Lead in improvement of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programs, policies and procedures
500311408 Lead towards improvement of environment work programs, policies and procedures
500311409 Sustain entrepreneurial skills

These guidelines are set to provide the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) providers with information and other important requirements to consider when designing training programs for DIE DESIGNING NC IV.

CORE COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : CREATE DRAWING USING CAD SOFTWARE
UNIT CODE : MEE312301

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : DETERMINE DIE DESIGN PARAMETERS
UNIT CODE : MEE722321

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to determine die design parameters in accordance with product specifications.

  1. Identify product requirements
    • Product material is identified as required.
    • Die classification is determined based on production volume.
    • Production process is identified based on product requirements in all situations
  2. Identify die material parameters
    • Die material requirements are identified as required.
    • Production volume is determined based on product requirements.
    • Design parameters are identified based on product requirements.
  3. Determine equipment
    • Press machine type end capacity is determined based on die requirements.
    • Product volume is determined based on cycle time.
    • Die design is determined based on type of Machine

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM CAD OPERATION
UNIT CODE : MEE722322

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to create drawings with the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

  1. Determine job requirements
    • Instructions and relevant materials are obtained as required.
    • Product samples and drawings are verified for design consistency.
    • Missing dimensions are determined using measuring instruments.
  2. Prepare the CAD environment
    • All relevant manuals, instructions and operating procedures for the CAD software are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • The CAD package is booted up in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Screen display area is set to required CAD environment and design toolbars are set in accordance with instructions.
  3. Create 3D CAD drawings
    • 3D CAD drawings are created and guidance is sought as required.
    • Drawings are prepared in accordance with existing standard.
    • 3D CAD drawings are reviewed by concerned person in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Reviewed 3D CAD drawings are modified, if necessary. duties and area of responsibility
  4. Save 3D CAD drawing
    • Drawing files are saved in the designated folder in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • 3D CAD drawings are verified if saved to the designated folder
    • Programs are closed in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Computer is shut-down in accordance with standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SIMULATE AND VERIFY DIE DESIGN
UNIT CODE : MEE722323

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required for simulating and verifying die design with the use of simulation software.

  1. Determine job requirements
    • Simulation requirements are identified as required.
    • 3D CAD drawings for simulations are prepared.
    • 3D CAD drawings are converted to appropriate extension file.
  2. Prepare the CAD simulation environment
    • All relevant manuals, instructions and operating procedures for simulation are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • The CAD package is booted up in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Simulation toolbars and environment are set in accordance with instructions.
  3. Simulate and verify 3D CAD drawings
    • 3D CAD drawings are simulated and verified in accordance with the existing standard and guidance is sought as required.
    • Simulated results are verified if saved to the designated folder.
    • Simulation results are reviewed by concerned person in accordance with company procedures.
    • Simulation results are printed out in accordance with standard operating procedures, if required.
  4. Save simulation results
    • Simulation results are saved in the designated folder in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Simulation results are verified if saved to the designated folder.
    • Programs are closed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Computer is shut-down in accordance with standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MODIFY AND FINALIZE DIE DESIGN
UNIT CODE : MEE722324

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required for modifying and finalizing drawings with the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

  1. Prepare the CAD environment
    • All relevant manuals, instructions and operating procedures for the CAD software are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • The CAD package is booted up in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Screen display area is set to required CAD environment and design toolbars are set in accordance with instructions.
  2. Modify 3D CAD drawings
    • 3D CAD drawings are modified based on simulation results.
    • Modified 3D CAD drawings are prepared in accordance with the existing standard.
    • Modified 3D CAD drawings are reviewed by concerned persons in accordance with workplace procedures.
  3. Save modified 3D CAD drawings
    • Modified 3D CAD drawing files are saved in the designated folder in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Modified designs are verified if saved to the designated folder
    • Programs are closed in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Computer is shut-down in accordance with workplace procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : CREATE FABRICATION DRAWING
UNIT CODE : MEE722325

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required for preparing assembly and part drawings with the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

  1. Prepare assembly drawings
    • Screen display area is set to required CAD environment and design toolbars are set in accordance with instructions.
    • Assembly drawings are created in accordance with the existing standard, and guidance is sought as required.
    • Assembly drawings are reviewed by concerned persons in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Reviewed assembly drawings are modified, if necessary.
    • Assembly drawing files are saved in designated folder in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  2. Prepare parts drawing
    • Screen display areas are set in required CAD environment in accordance with instructions.
    • Parts drawing are created in created in accordance with the existing standard, and guidance is sought as required.
    • Parts drawing are reviewed by concerned persons in accordance with workplace procedures.
    • Reviewed part drawings are modified, if necessary.
    • Parts drawing files are saved in the designated folder in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  3. Print drawings
    • Assembly drawings are printed out in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Part drawings are printed out in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Programs are closed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Computer is shut-down in accordance with standard operating procedures.

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : APPLY SAFETY PRACTICES
UNIT CODE : MEE722201

This unit covers the competencies required to apply safety practices in the workplace.

  1. Identify hazards
    • Hazards are identified correctly in accordance with OHS principles.
    • Safety signs and symbols are identified and adhered to.
  2. Use protective clothing and devices
    • Appropriate protective clothing and devices correctly selected and used in accordance with OHS requirements or industry/ company policy.
  3. Perform safe handling of tools, equipment and materials
    • Safety procedures for pre-use check and operation of tools and equipment followed in accordance with industry/ company policies.
    • Tools, equipment and materials handled safely in accordance with OHS requirements and industry/ company policies.
  4. Perform first aid
    • First aid treatment of injuries are carried out according to recommended procedures.
  5. Use fire extinguisher
    • Fire extinguisher selected and operated correctly according to the type of fire.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INTERPRET WORKING DRAWINGS And SKETCHES
UNIT CODE : MEE722202

This unit covers the competencies required to read and interpret drawings and sketches.

  1. Interpret technical drawing
    • Components, assemblies or objects recognized as required.
    • Dimensions identified as appropriate.
    • Instructions identified and followed as required.
    • Material requirements identified as required.
    • Symbols recognized as appropriate in the drawing.
    • Tolerance, limits and fits identified in the drawing.
  2. Prepare freehand sketch of parts
    • Sketch drawn correctly and appropriately.
    • Sketch depicted objects or part appropriately.
    • Dimensions indicated in sketch are clear and correct.
    • Instructions included in sketch are clear and correct.
    • Base line or datum points indicated as required.
  3. Interpret details from freehand sketch
    • Components, assemblies or objects recognized as required.
    • Dimensions identified as appropriate.
    • Instructions identified and followed as required.
    • Material requirements identified as required.
    • Symbols recognized as appropriate in the drawing.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SELECT AND CUT WORKSHOP MATERIALS
UNIT CODE : MEE722203

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to select and cut workshop materials.

  1. Determine job requirement
    • Plans/ drawings are interpreted to produce component to specification.
    • Sequence of operation is determined to produce component to specification.
  2. Select and measure materials
    • Materials are selected according to the requirement of the operation.
    • Materials are measured to required level of accuracy using measuring tools.
    • Measuring tools are used according to manufacturer’s specification.
  3. Cut materials
    • Materials are cut according to plans/drawing instruction.
    • Cutting tools/ equipment are used based on manufacturers specification, appropriate techniques or the safety procedure.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM SHOP COMPUTATIONS (BASIC)
UNIT CODE : MEE722204

This unit covers the competencies required to perform
basic calculations using the four fundamental operation.

  1. Perform four fundamental operations
    • Simple calculations are performed using four fundamental operations.
  2. Perform basic calculations involving fractions and decimals
    • Simple calculations are performed involving fractions and decimals using the four fundamental operations.
    • Decimal are converted into fraction (and vice versa) accurately.
  3. Perform basic calculations involving percentages
    • Simple calculations are performed to obtain percentages from information expressed in either fractional or decimal format.
  4. Perform basic calculation involving ratio and proportion
    • Simple calculations are performed involving ratio and proportion using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
  5. Perform calculations on algebraic expressions
    • Simple calculations are performed on algebraic expressions using the four fundamental operations.
    • Simple transposition of formulae is carried out to isolate the variable required, involving the four fundamental operations.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MEASURE WORKPIECE (BASIC)
UNIT CODE : MEE722205

This unit covers the competencies required to measure workpieces using measuring instruments such as steel rule, Vernier caliper, micrometer, etc.

  1. Select and use measuring tools
    • Measuring tools are selected and used according to the level of accuracy required.
    • Measurements taken are accurate to the finest graduation of the selected measuring instrument.
    • Measuring technique used is correct and appropriate to the device used.
  2. Clean and store measuring tools
    • Care and storage of devices undertaken to manufacturer’s specifications or standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM ROUTINE HOUSEKEEPING
UNIT CODE : MEE722206

This unit covers the competencies required to maintain an organized and clean work area.

  1. Organize work area
    • Work area maintained in a safe, uncluttered and organized manner according to workshop policy.
    • All tasks carried out safely, effectively and efficiently with minimum inconvenience according to workshop policy.
    • Workshop policies and procedures for tidying work areas and placing items in designated areas applied.
  2. Clean work area
    • Shop policies and procedures applied for cleaning work area.
    • Wastes promptly removed and disposed of according to shop policies and environmental requirements.
    • Spills, wastes and other potential hazards reported to appropriate personnel and removed according to shop policies and environmental requirements.
    • Signage promptly displayed in regard to unsafe areas.
    • Consumable

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM SHOP COMPUTATIONS (INTERMEDIATE)
UNIT CODE : MEE722207

This unit covers the competencies required to perform calculation involving triangles and tapers.

  1. Perform calculations involving triangles
    • Problems involving right triangles are performed using the trigonometric functions.
    • Problems involving non-right triangles are performed using sine and cosine rules.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MEASURE WORKPIECE USING ANGULAR MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
UNIT CODE : MEE722208

This unit covers the competencies required to measure workpieces using angular measuring instruments.

  1. Select and use angular measuring tools
    • Angular measuring tools are selected and used according to the level of accuracy required.
    • Measurements taken are accurate to the finest graduation of the selected measuring instrument.
    • Measuring technique used is correct and appropriate to the device used.
  2. Maintain angular measuring tools
    • Measuring tools are adjusted and maintained to the required accuracy utilizing manufacturer’s or worksite procedures.
  3. Clean and store measuring tools
    • Care and storage of devices undertaken to manufacturer’s specifications or standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM SHOP COMPUTATIONS (ADVANCED)
UNIT CODE: MEE722209

This unit covers the competencies required to perform calculation involving gear ratio, indexing problems and gearing problems.

  1. Calculate gear ratio
    • Gear ratio calculated using appropriate formula
  2. Solve indexing problems
    • Indexing problems involving number of turns, spaces and circle plate are solved using appropriate formula
  3. Solve gearing problems
    • Gearing problems are solved using appropriate formula
  4. Use geometrical principles in the solution of problems
    • Solution to problems is obtained by applying geometrical properties of angles, triangles and circles in the calculation.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: MEASURE WORKPIECE USING GAGES AND SURFACE TEXTURE COMPARATOR
UNIT CODE: MEE722210

This unit covers the competencies required to measure workpieces using fixed and adjustable gages.

  1. Select and use fixed and adjustable gages
    • Appropriate gages are selected and used to undertake the required comparison or measurement using standard operating procedures.
    • Consistent and accurate measurements obtained conforms to drawing specification
    • Measuring technique used is correct and appropriate to the device used.
  2. Perform surface texture measurements
    • Surface texture are measured according worksite procedures.
    • Measurements taken are within the level of accuracy required.
  3. Clean and store measuring tools
    • Care and storage of devices undertaken to manufacturer’s specifications or standard operating procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM PREVENTIVE AND CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE
UNIT CODE : MEE722211

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in performing preventive and corrective maintenance such as inspection and repair of hand tools, cleaning and lubrication of machine parts and changing drive pulley and belts.

  1. Perform inspection of machine
    • Machine inspected according to worksite procedures.
    • Status/Report recorded on pro-forma or reported orally according to worksite procedure.
  2. Perform cleaning and lubricating of machine
    • Machines lubricated as per manufacturer’s recommendation using appropriate tools and materials
    • Fluids and lubricants replaced and/or topped up according to prescribed schedule.
  3. Perform minor machine repair and adjustments
    • Minor machine repairs performed according to manufacturer’s instruction or worksite procedures.
    • Machine moving parts adjusted to manufacturer’s specifications.
  4. Maintain hand tools
    • Tool cutting ground to recommended specifications
    • Hand tools lubricated and stored according to prescribed procedure

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: OPERATE A PERSONAL COMPUTER
UNIT CODE: ICT311201

This unit defines the competency required to operate a personal computer by: starting the PC, logging in, using and working with files, folders and programs, saving work, and closing down the PC.

  1. Start the computer
    • The peripheral devices are properly connected
    • Power is checked and the computer and peripheral devices are switched on
    • Proper logging in and logging off is successfully done
    • The operating system features and functions are accessed and navigated
    • Hardware configuration and other system features are checked
  2. Arrange and customize desktop display/ Windows settings
    • The desktop screen or Windows elements are changed as needed
    • Desktop icons are added, renamed, moved, copied or deleted
    • The online help functions are accessed or used as needed
    • Desktop icons of application programs are selected, opened and closed
    • Properties of icons are displayed
    • Computer or desktop settings are saved and restored
  3. Work with files and folders (or directories)
    • A file or folder is created, opened, moved, renamed or copied
    • Files are located, deleted and restored
    • Details and properties of files and folders are displayed or viewed
    • Various files are organized for easy lookup and use
    • Files and information are searched
    • Disks are checked, erased or formatted as necessary
  4. Work with user application programs
    • Application programs are added, changed, removed or ran
    • User software or application program are installed, updated and upgraded
    • Information/data are moved between documents or files
  5. Print information
    • Printer is added or installed and correct printer settings is ensured
    • Default printer is assigned accordingly
    • Information or document is printed on the installed printer
    • Progress of print jobs are viewed and deleted as required
  6. Shut down computer
    • All open application programs are closed
    • Computer and peripheral devices are properly shut down

BASIC COMPETENCIES

The BASIC COMPETENCIES refer to non-technical skills (knowledge, skills and attitudes) that everybody will need in order to perform satisfactorily at work and in society and are considered portable and transferable irrespective of jobs and industrial settings.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : UTILIZE SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATION SKILLS
UNIT CODE : 500311401

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use specialized communication skills to meet specific needs of internal and internal clients, conduct interviews, facilitate discussion with groups, and contribute to the development of communication strategies.

  1. Meet common and specific communication needs of clients and colleagues
    • Specific communication needs of clients and colleagues are identified and met
    • Different approaches are used to meet communication needs of clients and colleagues
    • Conflict is addressed promptly in a manner which does not compromise the organization
  2. Contribute to the development of communication strategies
    • Strategies for internal and external dissemination of information are developed, promoted, implemented and reviewed as required
    • Channels of communication are established and reviewed regularly
    • Coaching in effective communication is provided
    • Work related network and relationship are maintained
    • Negotiation and conflict resolution strategies are used where required
    • Communication with clients and colleagues is performed appropriate to individual needs and organizational objectives
  3. Deliver a technical presentation
    • Presentation is delivered clearly, sequential and delivered within allotted time
    • Utilize appropriate media to enhance presentation
    • Differences in views/opinions are respected
    • Questions during fora are responded in a manner consistent with organizational standard
  4. Represent the organization
    • When participating in internal or external forums, presentation is relevant, appropriately researched and presented in a manner to promote the organization
    • Presentation is clear and sequential and delivered within a predetermined time
    • Utilize appropriate media to enhance presentation
    • Differences in views are respected
    • Written communication is consistent with organizational standards
    • Inquiries are responded in a manner consistent with organizational standard
    • Consolidate ideas and suggestions
    • Generalize and summarize all ideas and suggestions
  5. Facilitate group discussion
    • Mechanisms which enhance effective group interaction is defined and implemented
    • Strategies which encourage all group members to participate are used routinely
    • Objectives and agenda for meetings and discussions are routinely set and followed
    • Relevant information is provided to group to facilitate outcomes
    • Evaluation of group communication strategies is undertaken to promote participation of all parties
    • Specific communication needs of individuals are identified and addressed
  6. Conduct interview
    • A range of appropriate communication strategies are employed in interview situations
    • Records of interviews are made and maintained in accordance with organizational procedures
    • Effective questioning, listening and nonverbal communication techniques are used to ensure that required message is communicated

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: DEVELOP AND LEAD TEAMS
UNIT CODE : 500311402

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to determine individual and team development needs and facilitate the development of the workgroup.

  1. Foster Individual growth
    • Learning and development needs of team members are systematically identified in line with organizational requirements
    • Development plan to meet individual needs is collaboratively developed and implemented
    • Individuals are encouraged to self – evaluate performance and identify areas for improvement
    • Feedback on performance of team members is collected from relevant sources and compared with established team learning process
  2. Foster individual and team growth
    • Learning and development program goals and objectives are identified to match the specific knowledge and skills requirements of competency standards
    • Learning delivery methods are appropriate to the learning goals, the learning style of participants and availability of equipment and resources
    • Workplace learning opportunities and coaching/ mentoring assistance are provided to facilitate individual and team achievement of competencies
    • Resources and timelines required for learning activities are identified and approved in accordance with organizational requirements
  3. Monitor and evaluate workplace learning
    • Feedback from individuals or teams is used to identify and implement improvements in future learning arrangements
    • Outcomes and performance of individuals/teams are assessed and recorded to determine the effectiveness of development programs and the extent of additional support
    • Modifications to learning plans are negotiated to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning
    • Records and reports of competency are maintained within organizational requirement
  4. Develop team commitment and cooperation
    • Open communication processes to obtain and share information is used by team
    • Decisions are reached by the team in accordance with its agreed roles and responsibilities
    • Mutual concern and camaraderie are developed in the team
    • Career planning for each member are monitored
  5. Facilitate accomplishment of team goals
    • Team members actively participated in team activities and communication processes
    • Teams members developed individual and joint responsibility for their actions
    • Collaborative efforts are sustained to attain organizational goals

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM HIGHER-ORDER THINKING PROCESSES AND APPLY TECHNIQUES IN THE WORKPLACE
UNIT CODE : 500311403

This unit of covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use fundamental critical thinking skills in the workplace.

  1. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of the workplace systems, processes and procedures.
    • Effectiveness and efficiency of workplace standards and procedures are examined.
    • Usage of inquiry and dialogue to communicate evaluation measures and results are implemented.
    • Evaluation reports are prepared and communicated to team members.
  2. Foster the habit of critical inquiry and curiosity in the workplace.
    • Issues and situations are reflected on and wondered about.
    • Issues and problems in the workplace particularly in the policies, procedures and protocols are discussed and evaluated between and among teams.
    • Evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness of workplace policies, procedures and protocols are documented, communicated and agreed upon between and among teams.
    • Growth mindset and positive relationship and communication is applied in the context of curiosity and critical inquiry in the workplace.
  3. Develop practical action plans for improving workplace conditions.
    • Evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness of workplace policies, procedures and protocols are documented, communicated to stakeholders.
    • Practical action plans in improving workplace conditions are formulated, presented and negotiated with stakeholders.
    • Proposed changes and directions are inquired, processed and negotiated between and among teams, and stakeholders as well of the organization.
    • Commitment to continuous improvement and change is highlighted.
    • Passion and dedication for changing and adapting to the demands of the 21st century workplace are considered.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE WORKPLACE
UNIT CODE : 500311404

This unit covers ways and means to assume active roles in resolving local and global challenges and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful and sustainable world.

  1. Update self on local, national and global trends/issues in the workplace
    • Media are regularly scanned/ monitored for trends and issues relevant to human rights, gender equality, promotion of culture of peace and nonviolence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity.
    • Knowledge and understanding of local, national and global issues and their interconnectedness and interdependency are acquired.
    • Notable issues and trends are critically examined and discussed with peers, colleagues, or family members.
  2. Relate local and global trends to workplace context
    • Local events are reflected on for implications in one’s own situation and in the external global environment.
    • Sense of belonging to a common humanity, sharing values and responsibilities are developed.
    • Attitudes of empathy, solidarity and respect for differences and diversity are strengthened.
  3. Engage and take actions on workplace issues and concerns
    • Effective and responsible actions at local, national and global levels are identified.
    • Motivation and willingness to take necessary actions are developed.
    • Attitude of “thinking globally and acting locally” is practiced.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MANAGE INNOVATIVE WORK INSTRUCTIONS
UNIT CODE : 500311405

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to sustain and develop a workplace environment in which improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and reinforced.

  1. Review and analyze existing workplace practices
    • Current instructions and strategies to perform tasks in the workplace are reviewed
    • Climate for innovation at the organizational level is defined
    • Innovation drivers in the workplace are identified
  2. Examine opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation of practices in the workplace
    • Effectiveness of innovative practices in the workplace is determined
    • Innovative behaviors of leaders or managers in the organization are assessed
    • Driving principles of innovation are discussed
  3. Implement innovative ways in the conduct of usual workplace practices
    • Innovative behaviors in the workplace are performed
    • Innovative climate in the workplace is maintained
    • Adoption or modification of new ideas relevant to the organizational needs is achieved

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MANAGE AND EVALUATE USAGE OF INFORMATION
UNIT CODE : 500311406

This unit of competency covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to support

  1. Review information needs and sources
    • The information needs of individuals/teams are determined and the sources are identified.
    • Information held by the organization is reviewed to determine suitability and accessibility.
    • Plans are prepared to obtain information that is not available or accessible within the organization.
  2. Collect and analyze information
    • Collection of information is interpreted timely and relevant to the needs of individuals/teams.
    •  Information is collected in formal suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination.
    • Information is analyzed to identify relevant trends and developments in terms of the needs for which is acquired.
  3. Use management information systems
    • Management information systems are used to store and retrieve data for decision making.
    • Technology available in the work area/organization is used to manage information.
    • Recommendations for improving the information system are submitted to designated persons/ groups.
  4. Report and disseminate analyzed information
    • The results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis are reported within specified time frames and to the standard defined by the organization.
    • The results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis are reported so they can be inputs to policy development and organization decision making.
    • Information which is gathered is disseminated to appropriate personnel within the specified timeframe

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : LEAD IN IMPROVEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311407

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assess Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practices and programs, recommend OSH program improvement initiatives, and implement recommended improvements on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programs, Procedures and Policies

  1. Assess Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practices and programs
    • OSH practices and programs are reviewed based on workplace policies and procedures
    • Appropriate personnel or OSH reference guides are consulted for proper guidance based on workplace policies and procedures
    • Current practices and programs are evaluated based on acceptable level of OSH work standards
  2. Recommend OSH program improvement initiatives
    • OSH work improvement initiatives are identified that are relevant with the workplace scenario
    • OSH program improvement plans are organized based on workplace policies and procedures
    • OSH program improvement plans are presented based on workplace policies and procedures
  3. Implement recommended improvements on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programs, Procedures and Policies
    • Approved improvements on OSH work improvement initiatives are communicated based on workplace policies and procedures
    • Concern personnel are guided in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
    • Implementation of the approved OSH initiatives are monitored in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
    • Implementation of approved OSH initiatives are evaluated based on workplace policies and procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : LEAD TOWARDS IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL WORK PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311408

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in assessing environmental work practices and standards, recommending environmental work improvement initiatives and implementing recommended environmental improvements

  1. Assess environmental work practices and programs
    • Environmental practices and programs are reviewed based on workplace policies
    • Appropriate personnel or environmental reference guides are consulted for proper guidance based on workplace policies*
    • Current practices and programs are evaluated based on acceptable level of environmental work standards*
  2. Recommend environmental program improvements initiatives
    • Environment practices opportunities are Identified that are relevant with the workplace scenario
    • Environmental program improvement plans are organized based on workplace policies and procedures*
    • Environmental program improvement plans are presented based on workplace policies and procedures*
  3. Implement recommended improvements on environmental programs, policies and procedures
    • Approved improvements on environmental work program initiatives are promoted based on workplace policies and procedures
    • Implementation of the approved environmental initiatives are monitored in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
    • Implementation of approved environmental initiatives are evaluated based on workplace policies and procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SUSTAIN ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS
UNIT CODE : 500311409

This unit covers the outcomes required to update and continue one’s professional development along entrepreneurship, including applying such growth in skills toward expanding the enterprise and developing its work force.

  1. Enhance one’s business skills
    • Entrepreneurial skills development needs are identified and responded to promptly.
    • Market trends are monitored, anticipated and taken advantage of where feasible.
    • New technologies, products and processes are included/utilized where advantageous to the enterprise.
    • Constant dialog/linkages with other entrepreneurs/peers and stakeholders are maintained
    • Circulation and participation in business for a, meetings, conventions and exhibits are maintained.
  2. Manage entrepreneurial practices
    • Ideas and comments for improvements are sought from workers and clients.
    • Staff/workers are encouraged and supported in their skills development and enhancement.
    • A culture of continuous improvement is fostered within the enterprise.
    • Innovations on the existing lines of products and services are encouraged
  3. Expand markets and clientele
    • Enterprise is built up and sustained through judicious control of cash flows.
    • Profitability of enterprise is ensured though appropriate internal controls.
    • Unnecessary or lower priority expenses and purchases are avoided.
    • New markets and clients are identified based on current market trends

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Assembly Drawing – Are used to show the position and functional relationship of parts in an assembly. 2. CAD (computer-aided design)
    Refers to the software used to create precision drawings or technical illustrations and can be used to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models.
  • Compound Die – A die in which two cutting operations are accomplished in one press stroke. The most common type of compound die blanks and pierces a part.
  • Combination Die – A die in which a cutting operation and a noncutting operation on a part are accomplished in one stroke of the press. The most common type of combination die blanks and draws a part.
  • Dimensions – Refers to the collective process of modeling, defining and describing geometric sizes and feature relationships, and providing all of the required technical information necessary to produce and inspect the part.
  • Die – Refers to any various tools or devices for imparting a desired shape, form, or finish to a material.
  • Extrusion Die – A die in which a punch forces metal to plastically flow through a die orifice so that the metal assumes the contour and cross-sectional area of the orifice.
  • Machine – Refers to an equipment used for the manufacturing of formed products.
  • Material – Refers to the substance or substances of which the product is made of composed.
  • Part Drawing – Detail drawing completely described a single parts with multiple orthographic projections.
  • Process – Refers to a continuous action or operation taking place in a definite manner.
  • Product – Refers to the outcome produced during forming process.
  • shut height – The distance from the finished top face of the upper shoe to the finished bottom face of the lower shoe, immediately after the die operation and with the work in the die.
  • Simulation – Refers to the representation of the behavior or characteristics of the product through the use of software.
  • Specification – Refers to a detailed description or assessment of requirements.
  • Tolerance – Refers to the range of permissible size
  • Toolbars – Refers to horizontal row or vertical column of selectable buttons displayed on a computer screen, allowing the user to select a variety of functions.

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