Interpret technical specifications and manuals

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 MEM16012A, 'Interpret technical specifications and manuals'.
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. Identify and locate technical information resources

1.1. Information needs are identified and confirmed with appropriate persons.

1.2. Workplace information resources are identified and their location is determined in the information system.

1.3. Appropriate technical information is obtained.

2. Access technical information

2.1. Relevant technical information is located using search techniques appropriate to the resource and information requirements.

2.2. Symbols, codes, legends, and abbreviations are interpreted correctly.

2.3. Technical information is accessed and relevant application is understood.

2.4. Clarification or further explanation of technical information is obtained, where required.

2.5. If applicable, the revision status of the technical information is verified to ensure current status.

3. Interpret and analyse technical information

3.1. Technical information/data appropriate to work requirements and/or application is checked for currency and authenticity.

3.2. Technical information is interpreted and analysed for use in given engineering or manufacturing applications.

3.3. Technical information is used according to the specific engineering or manufacturing application.

4. Explain and use information

4.1. Information and analyses is explained and distributed to appropriate personnel.

4.2. Information resources are used according to work requirements.

4.3. Where applicable, work is undertaken in accordance with acquired technical information.

5. Identify implications of changes to technical information

5.1. Technical information systems are monitored for changes.

5.2. Personnel affected by changes to internal or external specifications or other technical information are identified.

5.3. Means of distributing changed information are established.

5.4. Changes to technical information are documented according to enterprise procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEM16012A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32909 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Vehicle Recovery)
  • MSA40710 - Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing
  • MSA50510 - Diploma of Recreational Vehicles
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA40510 - Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicles
  • MEM50105 - Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
  • MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering