Create or modify calibration procedures

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 MSL905002A, 'Create or modify calibration procedures'.
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. Assess the suitability of available calibration procedures

1.1. Confirm that the authorised calibration procedure is not appropriate for intended use or requires modification

1.2. Research suitable alternative established calibration procedures, if available

1.3. Establish whether an available procedure can be customised or if a new procedure is needed

1.4. Obtain internal approval to develop or modify a calibration procedure, as necessary

1.5. Confirm that available resources meet all the requirements of the alternative or new procedure

1.6. Gain authorisation for any deviation from requirements previously agreed with client

2. Develop procedure

2.1. Identify and document all relevant calibration data to be collected, including parameters and ranges to be tested

2.2. Describe all new instructions or modifications to methods to ensure repeatability of test

2.3. Document all hazards and safety measures to be observed

2.4. Specify data to be recorded and produce a results template, if required

2.5. List the requirements for calibration approval and rejection

2.6. Confirm that all calibration requirements can be fulfilled by using the procedure

3. Prepare equipment for testing

3.1. Use the appropriate personal protective equipment, safety equipment and procedures

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

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

3.4. Identify and minimise potential sources of measurement error

4. Trial modified/new calibration procedure

4.1. Perform individual steps and confirm they are adequately documented to ensure repeatability of measurement

4.2. Critically analyse readings to confirm they are the result of a valid measurement and record data as required

4.3. Adjust device under test to bring readings within tolerance and record results

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

5. Confirm the modification or new procedure is fit for purpose

5.1. Compare results achieved with those from other calibration procedures

5.2. Systematically analyse all measurement and environmental factors that may influence the result and take corrective action, if necessary

5.3. Arrange for internal peer checking of calibration procedure, data and results and incorporate feedback

5.4. Quantify the uncertainties of results obtained by analysing equipment specifications and test methodology

5.5. Compare results with those obtained by other laboratories, if applicable

5.6. Confirm that the modified/new procedure is fit for purpose and relevant to the client's needs and document as necessary

6. Document and review modified/new calibration procedure

6.1. Ensure that the procedure is written in accordance with enterprise procedures or statutory and regulatory requirements

6.2. Ensure that the procedure has been reviewed in accordance with enterprise procedures

6.3. Report and present the procedure to appropriate personnel for validation before use

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL905002A appears in the following qualifications:

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