Perform non-standard calibrations

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
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Wiki Markup
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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 MSL905001A, 'Perform non-standard calibrations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select the appropriate calibration procedure

1.1. Identify non-conforming calibration tasks and requests and analyse their significance

1.2. Review the authorised procedure and establish whether it is appropriate for the test, if required

1.3. Research an alternative or adapt an existing procedure to satisfy the test specification requirements, if required

1.4. Confirm that available resources meet all the requirements of the calibration procedure

1.5. Obtain authorisation prior to substituting equipment, changing or deviating from the specified procedure

1.6. Document and validate any authorised changes or deviations in accordance with enterprise procedures

2. Prepare items for calibration

2.1. Identify hazards and use the appropriate personal protective equipment, safety equipment and procedures

2.2. Assemble and set up reference standards and associated equipment prior to testing

2.3. Verify performance of reference standards and measuring equipment prior to use and adjust or calibrate as necessary

2.4. Identify and minimise potential sources of measurement error

3. Perform calibration

3.1. Perform individual tests and document each step in the calibration procedure to ensure repeatability of measurement

3.2. Critically analyse readings to confirm they are the result of a valid measurement and record data as required (as-found or before adjustment)

3.3. Adjust device under test to bring readings within tolerance and record results (as-left or after adjustment) if required

3.4. Analyse resulting test data to detect trends or inconsistencies that would significantly affect the accuracy or validity of test results

3.5. Seek appropriate advice when result interpretation is outside authorised scope of approval

4. Document results

4.1. Document compliance/non-compliance with requirements of test and/or specifications

4.2. Estimate and document uncertainty of measurement in accordance with enterprise procedures, if required

4.3. Record the results of each test/calibration accurately, unambiguously and objectively

4.4. Ensure confidentiality of enterprise information

5. Finalise calibration

5.1. Prepare and issue a final report for the job/item detailing testing carried out, statement of compliance and all other required information

5.2. Report any non-compliance and verify next course of action with supervisor

5.3. Attach calibration labels, equipment stickers, quality control tags and tamper resistant seals as required in enterprise procedures

5.4. Report all changes and deviations that may have a significant influence on the test

5.5. Store test equipment/measurement standards and results in accordance with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL905001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations