Develop biohazard contingency plans

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 FPICOT5205A, 'Develop biohazard contingency plans'.
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. Review legal and system requirements

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to developing biohazard contingency plans are identified and followed

1.2. Documentation requirements for traceability chain is reviewed for implementation to meet appropriate standards

1.3. Organisational requirements and contingency possibilities are evaluated

1.4. Communication protocols are identified for inclusion in the contingency plan

2. Prepare a contingency plan

2.1. Range of potential biohazards are evaluated for potential environmental impact and economic damage

2.2. Risk assessment is completed for relevant biohazards

2.3. Economic damage potential is estimated for relevant biohazards

2.4. Infestation treatments are identified and action plans included in the contingency plan

2.5. Controls to limit the spread of infestation are developed and action plans included in the contingency plan

2.6. Operational procedures are reviewed to ensure adequate risk safeguards and contingency plans are in place

2.7. Communication protocols are incorporated in the contingency plan

2.8. Training and induction processes for workforce involved with implementation of the contingency plan are documented

3. Ensure effectiveness of contingency plan

3.1. Support and resources are provided to enable the ongoing functionality of the contingency plan

3.2. Continuous improvement processes appropriate to the enterprise are implemented to ensure the plan remains effective and required changes are agreed

3.3. Activities are monitored on an ongoing basis to identify potential biohazards

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT5205A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI60111 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability