Identify and select explosive products

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCEXP302, 'Identify and select explosive products'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify explosives applications

1.1 Identify the job application requiring the use of explosives in consultation with the field manager or supervisor

1.2 Identify the site for blasting and check the surrounding area to confirm that all aspects of safety have been considered and actioned

1.3 Identify risks and potential side effects of the blast after consideration of all site characteristics and use information in the planning of blasting operations

1.4 Consider environmental implications of the intended explosives usage when planning blasting activities

1.5 Consider and utilise alternatives to the use of explosives when planning the application, as appropriate

1.6 Follow work health and safety policies and procedures when handling or using explosives to maintain own, fellow workers’ and public safety

2. Select explosives components

2.1 Select explosive products to match the application, site and identified hazards at the blasting site

2.2 Make sure explosives or components are not damaged or defective before use

2.3 Establish the quantity of explosive energy required in line with the site characteristics and the designated application

2.4 Ensure initiator device selection reflects industry best practice and matches explosives selection

2.5 Utilise safety fuses as required to suit the application

2.6 Make sure the use of explosives complies with relevant legislative requirements and Australian Standards