Prepare and maintain the work area

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 ICPSUP203, 'Prepare and maintain the work area'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Perform general cleaning duties

1.1 Requirements for cleaning duties are identified

1.2 Personal safety equipment, where needed, is selected and used according to WHS and enterprise procedures

1.3 Appropriate cleaning equipment and chemicals/detergents for specific tasks are determined, prepared and mixed to manufacturer’s specifications and WHS procedures

1.4 Procedures for handling, storage and correct disposal of cleaning liquids are carried out according to enterprise, WHS and EPA specifications

1.5 Cleaning is carried out to WHS and enterprise requirements

2. Maintain supplies of materials

2.1 Requests are received, where relevant, and tasks are confirmed and organised according to specific procedures

2.2 Tools and equipment are identified, stored and maintained according to manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure ease of access and operator safety

2.3 Appropriate equipment for transferring material or equipment is identified and organised, where relevant

2.4 Material or equipment is loaded and unloaded using suitable equipment (other than forklift) according to materials handling requirements, safe work practices and correct manual handling techniques

2.5 Material is transferred to correct destination in a safe manner

3. Store and retrieve artwork, information, used plates and film

3.1 Inventory control procedures are followed to ensure correct filing and retrieval of artwork, information, used plates and film

3.2 Artwork and other materials are stored and retrieved according to enterprise procedures to ensure preservation

4. Handle chemicals and liquid waste

4.1 Material safety data sheets are used to identify safe chemical handling procedures

4.2 Chemicals and liquid waste are handled according to manufacturer’s specifications and enterprise WHS requirements

4.3 Correct procedure for dealing with spilt chemicals is demonstrated according to WHS requirements