Use and maintain reference standards

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 MSATMREF301A, 'Use and maintain reference standards'.
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. Maintain reference standard integrity

1.1. Identify environmental issues that may impact on reference standard integrity and implement appropriate control strategies

1.2. Store, transport and handle reference standards in accordance with organisational procedures and industry best practice

1.3. Quarantine and report damaged or compromised reference standards in accordance with organisational procedures

1.4. Plan and organise reference standard maintenance and calibration in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational procedures

1.5. Update maintenance and calibration records in accordance with organisational procedures

1.6. Ensure that personnel assisting with the activity use correct handling procedures for reference standards

2. Select appropriate reference standards

2.1. Identify the scope and expected outcomes of the planned activity

2.2. Identify and access reference standards appropriate to the activity

2.3. Evaluate reference standard limitations associated with the activity and operating environment

2.4. Validate reference standard suitability against the activity scope and expected outcomes in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policy and procedures

3. Use reference standards

3.1. Review the expected outcomes for the activity

3.2. Access and interpret reference standard Certificates of Verification and measurement reports

3.3. Condition the reference standard as required to produce consistent and accurate measurements

3.4. Identify, interpret and apply reference standard corrections as required

3.5. Assess the results of the activity against the prescribed performance criteria

3.6. Analyse any variances from the expected outcomes to identify any isolated or systemic problems linked to the reference standard or its use

4. Maintain a safe work environment

4.1. Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other personnel

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

4.3. Handle reference standards safely in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures