Undertake sampling and testing of water

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCLPW306, 'Undertake sampling and testing of water'.
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. Plan for sampling and testing field work

1.1 Confirm monitoring schedule

1.2 Identify water quality and environmental parameters

1.3 Identify samples to be collected

1.4 Determine and arrange equipment requirements for water sampling and testing

1.5 Assess range of likely operating conditions, hazards and difficult or sensitive environments for impact on sampling and testing

2. Prepare equipment and resources

2.1 Obtain equipment required for sampling and testing

2.2 Check and calibrate equipment for availability and serviceability

2.3 Verify correct and accurate performance of equipment

2.4 Repair and maintain field-based equipment and instruments

2.5 Collect data or record sheets for use

2.6 Install and protect equipment

2.7 Brief staff undertaking sampling and testing on responsibilities

3. Carry out sampling and testing of water

3.1 Undertake tests in accordance with monitoring plan

3.2 Take and test samples in accordance with monitoring standards

3.3 Prepare, package and send samples to laboratory for external analysis

3.4 Make specific and general observations including information on relevant ambient and antecedent environmental conditions

3.5 Inform appropriate person of obvious water quality or environmental issues immediately

4. Complete water sampling and testing activities

4.1 Clean, repair and store equipment and clothing

4.2 Repair damaged or malfunctioning equipment on site or send to manufacturer or specialist

4.3 Record test results and observations on data sheets

4.4 Report changes in field conditions and equipment