Assess 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 MSAPMOHS401A, 'Assess risk'.
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




Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Identify hazards and potential operability problems.

1.1 Contribute to the compiling of a system description of all the machinery, equipment, operations, products and materials relevant to the everyday working procedures of the facility.

1.2 Contribute to the compiling of a checklist containing process parameters (primary key words) and guide words (secondary key words) relevant to the system.

1.3 Identify hazards, existing control measures and potential operability problems or breakdowns in control measures using the compiled system descriptions and the checklist.

2. Assess impact of risk and determine alternative strategies.

2.1 Screen for causes of deviations and establish consequences.

2.2 Determine alternative strategies for action in relation to each deviation within the range of competency and responsibility.

2.3 Review, clarify and/or analyse risk information to determine its relevance and reliability depending upon the task assigned, level of competency and area of responsibility.

3. Assess risk information against established risk criteria in risk management plan.

3.1 Check risk acceptance criteria for any changes over past period.

3.2 Compare risk information against risk acceptance criteria and procedures to assess acceptability of risk.

3.3 Conduct liaison with other Internal departments to assess impact on business if applicable.

3.4 Document findings according to company policies and procedures.

4. Develop a risk register.

4.1 Develop a risk assessment chart for each system studied containing deviation, cause, consequence, control measures and action.

4.2 Develop action plan for implementation of control measures, including any changes to procedures.

4.3 Establish or review the procedures by consulting relevant/different work groups.

4.4 Inform relevant work groups of any changes and implement, within area of responsibility, changes in the procedures.

4.5 Monitor effectiveness of the control measures including revised procedures.

5. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risk.

5.1 Identify and develop procedures for routine hazard identification, assessment and control of risks.

5.2 Address identification of all hazards at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any changes in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes.

5.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control.

5.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and, within area of responsibility, promptly provide resources enabling implementation of new measures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMOHS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products