Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners
MSMTMVER401 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Verify weighing instruments
Issue Date: October 2018
||Unit of Competency||MSMTMVER401 - Verify weighing instruments|
|Learning Outcomes and Application||This unit of competency covers the ability to apply National Instrument Test Procedures to determine whether a non-automatic weighing instrument or catchweigher is suitable for trade and then verify it accordingly.This unit of competency is applicable to verifiers operating under a licence to test and mark specific classes of weighing instruments. Weighing instruments are used in a very wide range of commerce. For example, weighing instruments are used to measure a wide range of products at the point of sale, as an order or as a pre-packaged article. There is a large range of environments where these instruments are used, including pharmaceutical laboratories, supermarkets, fresh food retailers, packing houses, the chemical/petroleum industry, construction, mining and other extractive industry sectors.Depending on the site, verifiers may be required to meet additional local safety requirements, such as basic first aid, confined space entry, working with heavy machinery, working at heights and completing site safety induction. Verifiers may take up to one day perform to verifications in routine environments.Under the requirements of Regulation 2.43 of the Trade Measurement Regulations 2009, a servicing licensee or an employee must not verify a measuring instrument relevant to this unit unless they hold a statement of attainment for this unit of competency.|
|Duration and Setting||X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Judgement of competence must be based on holistic assessment of the evidence. Assessment methods must confirm consistency of performance over time, rather than a single assessment event.
This unit of competency is to be assessed in the workplace, or a simulated workplace environment. A simulated workplace environment must reflect realistic operational workplace conditions that cover all aspects of workplace performance, including the environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
Foundation skills are integral to competent performance of the unit and should not be assessed separately.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Knowledge evidence may be collected concurrently with performance evidence or through an independent process, such as workbooks, written assessments or interviews (provided a record is kept in each case).
This unit of competency may be assessed with:
MSMTMREF301 Use and maintain reference standards
Holistic assessment methods include:
review of test results, verification documentation and verifier statutory records completed by the candidate
feedback from supervisors and peers regarding the candidate's ability to verify the performance of weighing instruments in accordance with legislative and organisational procedures
questions to assess understanding of relevant verification procedures, servicing licensee requirements, trader obligations and remedial actions
review of candidateâ€™s responses to verification scenarios, such as potential/actual non-compliances of traders and verifiers, appropriate actions, common issues and problems
observation of the candidate verifying weighing instruments.
Access is required to weighing instruments, equipment, materials, workplace documentation, procedures and specifications associated with this unit, including, but not limited to:
latest versions of appropriate documentation, such as Certificates of Verification and Approval, NMI policy, National Instrument Test Procedures for verifying weighing instruments and relevant legislation
equipment manuals, material safety data sheets (MSDS), safety procedures and safety equipment
records, such as test reports, audit reports, instrument history and test results
weighing instruments, test equipment and reference standards
computer and relevant software and/or organisation information management system.
Assessors must satisfy the assessor competency requirements that are in place at the time of the assessment as set by the VET regulator.
The assessor must demonstrate both technical competency and currency.
Technical competence can be demonstrated through:
relevant VET or other qualification/Statement of Attainment AND/OR
relevant workplace experience in trade measurement at least to the level being assessed and broad industry knowledge (such as a relevant industry qualification).
Currency can be demonstrated through:
performing the competency being assessed as part of current employment in trade measurement OR
having consulted with trade measurement inspectors and/or verifiers performing the competency being assessed within the last twelve months.
|Competency Field||Trade measurement|
|Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners||Student Learning Resources||Handouts
|Assessment 1||Assessment 2||Assessment 3||Assessment 4|
|Elements of Competency||Performance Criteria|
|Element: Prepare for verification|