Inspect a range of complex measuring instruments

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MSATMINS501A, 'Inspect a range of complex measuring instruments'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for inspection

1.1. Identify and evaluate the type of instrument to be inspected

1.2. Access and correctly interpret documentation required for the inspection

1.3. Identify and access test equipment, products and consumables required for the inspection

1.4. Ensure test equipment is suitable for its purpose in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures

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

1.6. Access and evaluate any previous test results for the trader

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

1.8. Develop an inspection strategy to maximise resources and minimise time required for complex tests

2. Liaise with the trader to schedule complex tests

2.1. Discuss inspection arrangements with site controller where applicable

2.2. Identify relevant local workplace, health and safety issues and implement appropriate control strategies

2.3. Discuss the inspection strategy with the trader to minimise its impact on the trader's normal operations

2.4. Arrange site clearances and suitable scheduling for tests

2.5. Negotiate access to trader's equipment, materials and support personnel required for testing to be available on site

2.6. Arrange for any equipment to be provided by the trader, if required, by the National Test Procedure

3. Initiate inspection

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

3.2. Review inspection strategy to ensure there is minimal disruption to the public and/or trader

3.3. Communicate inspection strategy to all personnel involved

3.4. Identify locations for product return or disposal if applicable

3.5. Evaluate the impacts of the operating environment on the instrument performance or test results and, where applicable, implement corrective actions

3.6. Identify operational factors impacting on instrument performance or test result and, where applicable, implement corrective actions

4. Evaluate complex measuring instrument performance

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

4.2. Manage and review resources to maintain inspection timelines

4.3. Provide effective communication to ensure relevant personnel are informed of variations to the inspection strategy and inspection progress

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

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

5. Analyse inspection results

5.1. Perform specified calculations to determine a performance result for the instrument with appropriate accuracy, precision and significant figures

5.2. Use graphical and statistical analysis to determine unknowns as necessary

5.3. Ensure calculations are consistent with estimations and reasonable expectations

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

6. Conduct a verifier performance audit

6.1. Identify the scope of the verifier audit

6.2. Identify the expected outcomes of the verifier audit

6.3. Assess the verifier's performance against the expected outcome

6.4. Analyse any variances from the expected outcomes to identify any isolated or systemic problems

7. Report inspection results

7.1. Display the inspection result on the instrument in accordance with legislative requirements

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

8.2. Inform traders of non-compliances and consequences of failing to have them corrected

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

8.4. Maintain the rights of the trader at all times

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSATMINS501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52210 - Diploma of Government (Trade Measurement)