Assess and respond to occupational noise risk

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 HLTAUD003, 'Assess and respond to occupational noise risk'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Assess and respond to occupational noise risk' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess noise hazard risks

1.1 Review features of the workplace that may impact on hearing loss

1.2 Assess the level of hearing conservation risk based on established indicators and parameters

1.3 Identify and access sources of specialist expertise required to measure for risk in the workplace as required

2. Develop strategies for noise injury management

2.1 Identify strategies to mitigate hearing conservation risks

2.2 Document strategies with clear recommendations

2.3 Communicate identified strategies to employers

2.4 Provide accurate and current information and resources about noise hazard management to organisations

3. Conduct testing

3.1 Prepare for and conduct hearing tests in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZ 1269

3.2 Take steps to maximise test accuracy, validity and reliability

3.3 Determine that test results are reliable

3.4 Conduct re-test, conduct further tests and/or refer client if test results are unreliable

3.5 Record results in accordance with requirements of AS/NZ 1269

3.6 Review and interpret results in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZ 1269

3.7 Communicate outcome of tests clearly and simply to the client

3.8 Clean and store equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ requirements and infection control procedures

4. Identify those at risk of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)

4.1 Conduct monitoring audiometry in accordance with AS/NZ 1269

4.2 Assess results against previous reference audiometry

4.3 Advise client of any risk identified using language the client understands

4.4 Advise employer of risks identified for the client

4.5 Provide information on strategies that assist in mitigating risk for NIHL

4.6 Make referral to appropriate agency

5. Monitor and review strategies

5.1 Evaluate success of workplace strategies based on results of testing

5.2 Adjust strategies and recommendations based on evaluation

5.3 Provide updated information to employers