Collect and prepare standard samples

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 AMPR321, 'Collect and prepare standard samples'.
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. Receive, handle and store samples

1.1 Register samples upon receipt in accordance with quality and workplace procedures

1.2 Check labelling and history of sampling in accordance with laboratory procedures

1.3 Record sample information and cross-reference with current or previous test data according to workplace requirements

1.4 Observe universal precautions and relevant legislative requirements during the handling and storage of all samples

1.5 Record samples requiring analysis by external laboratories and forward following workplace procedures

1.6 Dispose of unwanted samples in accordance with workplace and hygiene standards

2. Prepare for sample collection

2.1 Confirm type of sample required prior to collection

2.2 Follow prescribed procedures to ensure representative sampling and record details to workplace requirements

2.3 Prepare or assemble appropriate sampling equipment to safety and workplace requirements

3. Perform sample collection

3.1 Collect gross samples in accordance with workplace procedures

3.2 Preserve sample integrity throughout all aspects of sampling

3.3 Place samples in suitable containers and label to clearly identify sample type, location, date and any other workplace-specific information

3.4 Store, preserve and transport samples in accordance with relevant regulations and laboratory procedures

3.5 Maintained sampling equipment in clean, safe and sterile working order

3.6 Recognised and report unusual or non-standard observations made during sampling

4. Perform standard chemical or biological sample preparation (where applicable)

4.1 Prepared samples and controls for analysis

4.2 Take action to minimise loss of analyses from sample

4.3 Use separation equipment to provide the required sample fractions