Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring

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 BSBOHS406C, 'Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring'.
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



1. Select measuring device/s

1.1. Identify agent and/or condition to be measured through consultation with workplace and affected parties

1.2. Identify characteristics of agent and/or condition

1.3. Define area where measurements are to be taken

1.4. Identify types of appropriate measuring equipment

1.5. Select measuring equipment appropriate to the agent and/or condition, the environment, the activities being carried out and the level of risk

1.6. Recognise limits of own expertise and available equipment, and seek expert advice and equipment as appropriate

2. Prepare to collect workplace information and data

2.1. Identify any regulatory requirements and/or standards that impact on the measuring process

2.2. Define a sampling process

2.3. Make arrangements with the workplace to collect information and data including advising those involved in workplace activities of any requirements

2.4. Define sampling plan after inspecting area, and in consultation with employees and affected parties regarding the nature of the problem

2.5. Check operability of equipment

3. Use devices to collect workplace information and data

3.1. Select and calibrate monitoring equipment, and select appropriate scale

3.2. Conduct tests or practice using equipment or tests

3.3. Use and maintain equipment correctly to accurately collect information and data

3.4. Address own occupational health and safety (OHS) while collecting information and data

3.5. Collect information and data, and record readings utilising professional evaluation and advice as appropriate

3.6. Dismantle and clean equipment and parts or dispose of appropriately

3.7. Correctly store equipment or make ready for re-use as appropriate

4. Document and evaluate results of monitoring

4.1. Interpret and evaluate results against a recognised standard, and document results

4.2. Address, in the report, any regulatory requirements and consider purpose of report and the target audience

4.3. Present required information and data clearly and logically

4.4. Retain and store results and records in a format that enables them to be readily retrieved in accordance with regulatory requirements and/or standards

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS406C appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • BSB41407 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety