Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

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 MEM13003B, 'Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Use personal protective equipment

1.1. Correct and appropriate safety clothing including personal protective equipment is selected and used correctly based on information in relevant material safety data sheet (MSDS).

2. Identify emergency procedures

2.1. Emergency procedures and plan relevant to the particular work environment are documented, understood and demonstrated as laid down in approved safety instructions.

3. Observe safe working practices

3.1. Hazardous areas and materials are identified and special handling procedures are identified and understood.

3.2. Permits to work (if necessary) are obtained.

3.3. All equipment and hazardous materials are used in accordance with relevant OHS legislation, manufacturers' instructions and standard operating procedures.

3.4. All site-specific safety policies, safety signs, symbols and labels are correctly identified and understood.

3.5. Material safety data sheets are understood and applied.

3.6. Safe manual handling procedures (including equipment) are used.

3.7. Decanted chemicals and storage is to State/Territory dangerous goods and OHS legislation and requirements.

3.8. Housekeeping duties are performed according to standard operating procedures to maintain a safe working environment.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEM13003B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PUA31010 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Maritime Operations)
  • MSA20107 - Certificate II in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30107 - Certificate III in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA30309 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application
  • MEM30705 - Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
  • MEM30605 - Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture
  • MEM20205 - Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
  • MEM30105 - Certificate III in Engineering - Production Systems
  • MEM20305 - Certificate II in Boating Services
  • MEM10105 - Certificate I in Engineering
  • MEM40205 - Certificate IV in Boating Services
  • MEM50105 - Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
  • MEM30905 - Certificate III in Boating Services
  • MEM10205 - Certificate I in Boating Services
  • MEM20105 - Certificate II in Engineering
  • MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering
  • MEM50311 - Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
  • MEM60211 - Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
  • LMT40107 - Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production
  • LMT31909 - Certificate III in Engineering - TCF Mechanic
  • LMT50407 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management
  • FDF30310 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30810 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30110 - Certificate III in Food Processing
  • FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing