Inspect a range of trading practices

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 MSATMINS403A, 'Inspect a range of trading practices'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for inspection

1.1. Identify and evaluate the type of trading practices to be inspected

1.2. Access and review any history of previous inspections at trader's premises

1.3. Access and correctly interpret appropriate documentation required for the inspection

1.4. Identify and access test equipment, investigation equipment and consumables required for the inspection

1.5. Ensure specified test equipment is fit for purpose in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures

1.6. Store and transport test equipment in accordance with organisational procedures and industry best practice

1.7. Identify workplace health and safety issues relevant to the inspection

2. Conduct a trial purchase

2.1. Observe and assess visible trading practices prior to entry into the premises

2.2. Identify scope and expected outcomes of the trial purchase

2.3. On entry to the premises, evaluate trading practices and where applicable modify trial purchase strategy to maximise inspection outcomes

2.4. Conduct trial purchase while observing the measurement process and staff actions

2.5. Assess trader's performance against expected outcomes

2.6. Analyse any variances from the expected outcomes and identify isolated or systemic issues related to the trial purchase

3. Initiate inspection

3.1. Identify the site contoller, explain the purpose of the inspection and produce formal identification, if required

3.2. Identify site workplace health and safety issues and implement appropriate control strategies

3.3. Conduct a preliminary evaluation of the site's trade measurement activities and prioritise inspection to maximise outcomes

3.4. Identify measuring instruments being used for trade

3.5. Identify site's trading practice activities and plan inspection to minimise disruption to the public and trader

4. Examine measurement related advertising for compliance

4.1. Identify the articles which are required to be sold by specific measurement or in terms of a measurement at base conditions

4.2. Inspect and evaluate measurement related advertising used by the trader

4.3. Identify any non-compliances with legislative requirements

5. Examine trade measuring instrument operation

5.1. Inspect measuring instrument operating environment and determine instrument suitability for purpose

5.2. Evaluate measuring instrument operation against legislative requirements, organisational policy and procedures

5.3. Modify the operating environment or implement alternative arrangements to ensure reliable test conditions, as necessary

5.4. Identify the maximum permissible errors for the instrument from the legislative requirements

5.5. Use test equipment safely in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures

5.6. Check instrument for compliance with the appropriate Certificates of Approval

5.7. Inspect the instrument in accordance with relevant National Test Procedure and appropriate National Measurement Institute policy

5.8. Evaluate results against prescribed performance criteria and determine if the instrument is suitable for trade use in accordance with legislative requirements

6. Validate the measurement of articles

6.1. Identify articles sold by reference to measurement

6.2. Examine the process used by the trader for measuring an article

6.3. Evaluate the trader's measurement procedure

6.4. Measure an article in accordance with the appropriate National Test Procedure, organisational policy and procedures

7. Analyse and report inspection results

7.1. Analyse inspection data for unacceptable trends

7.2. Use test reports to present inspection results in the required format

7.3. Complete inspection documentation in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational procedures

7.4. Communicate inspection results within the specified time and in accordance with organisational guidelines

7.5. Recommend follow-up actions as appropriate

8. Act on non-compliance

8.1. Record and collect evidence of any identified non-compliance in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policy and procedures

8.2. Select applicable enforcement action for the non-compliance in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policy and procedures

8.3. Inform trader of non-compliances and the consequences of failing to have them corrected

8.4. Implement enforcement action in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policy and procedures

8.5. Maintain the rights of the trader at all times

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSATMINS403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP42310 - Certificate IV in Government (Trade Measurement)