Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory

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 AHCSDT401, 'Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory'.
Google Links
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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. Interpret and communicate quarantine requirements

1.1 Keep and update information on quarantine requirements impacting on laboratory

1.2 Distribute clear information on the responsibilities of individuals to maintain the laboratory's quarantine compliance

1.3 Explain to all personnel the implications of non-compliance within the laboratory

2. Ensure that work practices are compliant

2.1 Plan work practices to ensure compliance

2.2 Implement testing procedures so that methods and equipment are fit for purpose

2.3 Implement systems to ensure the accuracy and/or efficiency of equipment

2.4 Coach and mentor team members to manage their responsibilities around maintaining quarantine compliance in the laboratory

3. Monitor, analyse, adjust and report performance

3.1 Identify, rectify and report actual and potential problems with quarantine compliance

3.2 Minimise potential non-compliance through on-going analysis and supervision activities

3.3 Advise laboratory personnel of strategies to improve compliance

3.4 Communicate new and improved procedures to laboratory personnel

3.5 Maintain systems, records and reporting procedures according to DA requirements

4. Investigate, rectify and report non-conformance

4.1 Investigate and manage incidents and occurrences of non-compliance

4.2 Provide on and/or off job training for laboratory personnel to acquire and apply competencies to meet compliance

4.3 Redesign or adjust work practices to ensure that non-compliance is not repeated