Perform explosive tests, measurements and analyses

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 DEFEO604C, 'Perform explosive tests, measurements and analyses'.
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. Plan tests or analyses

1.1 Explosive sample and required test or analysis are identified and recorded

1.2 Appropriate methods are selected and the required testing apparatus is assembled, set up and calibrated

1.3 Routine standardisation procedures are performed prior to the analysis and results are recorded in accordance with laboratory procedures

1.4 Work health and safety (WHS) requirements including those specific to the nature of the tests or analyses are identified and applied throughout the operation

2. Develop specialised tests or analyses

2.1 Relevant technical information is located, discussed and confirmed with other staff

2.2 Experimental design is developed in liaison with other staff and checked to ensure it meets WHS regulations and standards

2.3 Arrangements are made for necessary equipment to be either built or purchased given project constraints and available skills and materials

2.4 New procedures are trialled, documented and evaluated under supervision

3. Perform qualitative analysis

3.1 Qualitative tests to observe explosive properties are performed in accordance with established laboratory and/or range procedures

3.2 Data is compared with standards, charts, tables, and spectra in order to identify known or unknown materials and their properties

3.3 Tests or analyses are performed efficiently and completed within the required timeframe

4. Perform quantitative analysis

4.1 Quantitative tests to measure explosive properties are performed in accordance with established laboratory and/or range procedures

4.2 Available computer technology is used to control instruments or acquire/translate/convert data to optimise test accuracy

4.3 Samples and analyses are checked in accordance with laboratory procedures when non-standard results are obtained

4.4 Tests or analyses are completed within the required timeframe

5. Record and validate results

5.1 Data is recorded in accordance with procedures using appropriate worksheets and/or information management systems

5.2 Data is analysed for anomalies and 'out of control' conditions and either accepted or rejected

5.3 Data is assessed for validity against quantity and compatibility information, known standards and reference materials

5.4 Test procedures are modified, if necessary, under supervision and according to laboratory procedures